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The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld
  

The Death Instinct

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

May 2011 Book of the Month.

A spellbinding and yet elegant literary thriller about terror, war, greed, and the darkest secrets of the human soul, by the author of the million-copy bestseller, The Interpretation of Murder, mixes fact and fiction to create a real page turner, even more fascinating as the true reasons for the enormous explosion on Wall Street on 16 September are still not known.

If you like Jed Rubenfeld you might also like to read books by Frank Tallis, Caleb Carr and Michael Cox.

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Synopsis

The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

September 16, 1920. Under a clear blue September sky, a quarter ton of explosives is detonated in a deadly attack on Wall Street. Fear comes to the streets of New York. Witnessing the blast are war veteran Stratham Younger, his friend James Littlemore of the NY Police Department, and beautiful French radiochemist Colette Rousseau. A series of inexplicable attacks on Colette, a secret buried in her past, and a mysterious trail of evidence lead Younger, Littlemore, and Rousseau on a thrilling international and psychological journey - from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and ultimately to the hidden depths of our most savage instincts. As the seemingly disjointed pieces of Younger and Littlemore's investigations come together, the two uncover the shocking truth about the bombing - a truth that threatens to shake their world to its foundations.

Reviews

'A tapestry of intrigue, corruption, double-dealing and double standards on a grand scale. A must-read for conspiracy theorists.'
The Times

'This elegant thriller...it will thrill Rubenfeld's fans around the world.'
Daily Mail

'Carefully researched and energetically told'
Literary Review

'A Buchanesque thriller'
Guardian

'An ingenious theory...Rubenfeld is a superb action writer'
Saturday Telegraph

About the Author

Jed Rubenfeld

Currently the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale University, Jed Rubenfeld has been described as 'one of the most elegant legal writers of his generation'. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th April 2011

Author

Jed Rubenfeld

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Books of the Month
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780755344024

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