Christopher Reich certainly spins an interesting tale. I really enjoyed the book. I particularly enjoyed the lack of constant cursing that so many books in the thriller genre seem to be filled with. The one complaint I have is that one of the main villians of the book is an Evangelical Christian. I am not saying that Evangelical Christians, or rather those claiming to be Christians can't be nuts and even terrorist, but it gets old to always see them portrayed as drooling psychos who think God is speaking directly to them and that they are doing His will no matter how sinful that will appears to be. Having said that, I will read more of Reich's books, because he tells a very intriguing tale.
Dr. Jonathan Ransom, world-class mountaineer and surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his beautiful wife, Emma, when a blizzard sets in. In their bid to escape the storm, Emma is killed when she falls into a hidden crevasse.
Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage-claim tickets. Puzzled, he journeys to a remote railway station only to find himself in a life-and-death struggle for his wife’s possessions. In the aftermath of the assault, he discovers that his attackers—one dead, the other mortally wounded—were, in fact, Swiss police officers. More frightening still is evidence of an extraordinary act of betrayal that leaves Jonathan stunned.
Suddenly the subject of an international manhunt and the target of a master assassin, Jonathan is forced on the run. His only chance at survival lies in uncovering the devastating truth behind the secret his wife kept from him and in stopping the terrifying conspiracy that threatens to bring the world to the brink of annihilation. Step by step, he is drawn deeper into a world of spies, high-tech weaponry, and global terrorism—a world where no one is whom they appear to be and where the end always justifies the means.
Rules of Deception is a brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of intrigue and deceit written by the master of the espionage thriller for the twenty-first century.