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The Death Instinct Jed Rubenfeld

The Death Instinct By Jed Rubenfeld

The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

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The eagerly awaited follow up to the million-copy selling THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER, winner of the 2007 Richard and Judy Book of the Year

The Death Instinct Summary

The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

A spellbinding 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. 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 New York 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 Dr Sigmund 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.

The Death Instinct Reviews

'There are more twists and turns than in the average corkscrew, but it's still a book which will be reread even when you know how things work out. That's when you have the pleasure of seeing how it was done... It's difficult to recommend further reading after a big book like this -- it would be far too easy to disappoint' -- 'Rubenfeld has taken this real-life mystery atrocity and peopled it with a rich cast of heroes and villains... 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 mixes real events from the first years of 20th century America with Rubenfeld's fictional heroes... Superbly evocative of American society in the era of Prohibition, it will thrill Rubenfeld's fans around the world.' -- Daily Mail 'Carefully researched and energetically told, THE DEATH INSTINCT is likely to be as popular as Rubenfeld's first novel.' -- Literary Review 'A Buchanesque thriller' -- Guardian

About 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. His first novel, THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER, published in thirty-six territories, was the bestselling UK adult paperback title of 2007, and winner of the Richard and Judy Bookclub. THE DEATH INSTINCT is his second novel.

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The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld
Used - Very Good
Headline Publishing Group
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