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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 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.
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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

About the Author

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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The 1920 bombing of Wall Street, the most deadly act of terrorism in the United States until the Oklahoma blast of 1995, provides the framework for Rubenfeld's excellent follow-up to The Interpretation of Murder. The sweeping plot details the baffling hunt for those responsible for the death and injury of more than 400 New Yorkers. Numerous intriguing subplots snake out from the main story line, several of which bring such historical figures as Marie Curie, famous for her radium experiments, and Sigmund Freud, who had a significant role in the previous book, to life. Rubenfeld deftly wends his way through the shifting landscape with a historian's factual touch and a storyteller's eye for the dramatic and telling. Readers will be enthralled as Dr. Stratham Younger, the hero of The Interpretation of Murder-aided by his beautiful fiancee, scientist Colette Rousseau, and Det. James Littlemore-manages to solve the Wall Street bombing, something that the real authorities never did. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

'An ingenious theory...Rubenfeld is a superb action writer' * Saturday Telegraph * 'A Buchanesque thriller' * Guardian * 'Carefully researched and energetically told' * Literary Review * 'This elegant thriller...it will thrill Rubenfeld's fans around the world.' * Daily Mail * 'A tapestry of intrigue, corruption, double-dealing and double standards on a grand scale. A must-read for conspiracy theorists.' * The Times *

Rubenfeld's action-packed novel of psychological suspense explores the aftermath of the 1920 Wall Street bombing, which wounded or killed more than 400 people. Witty prose and appealing characters make for a compelling read. (LJ 11/15/10) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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