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- DescriptionFrom the master observer of upper-crust New York life comes a sly, pacey international thriller ranging from the suites of an elite Manhattan law firm to the tidy elegance of Sag Harbor and the rough and tumble western plains of Brazil. Jack Dana, a star history student at Yale with a bright future in academia, feels called to military service after 9/11. His career as a Marine infantry platoon leader is cut short by sniper fire that sends him to Walter Reed Hospital, where he begins writing a vel about his wartime experiences. Helping Jack through recovery is his uncle Harry, Jack s surrogate father and a partner in a leading New York law firm. Harry s connections secure Jack a publisher. His work is critically and commercially successful. Life after Afghanistan is falling into place, and a three-month trip to South America seems a fitting reward. But his return home is marred by shocking news: Uncle Harry is dead, hanged in his Sag Harbor summer home, clearly a suicide. Horrified and incredulous, Jack digs into the facts surrounding his uncle s death. Aided by Harry s most trusted associate, Kerry Black, and by his college friend Scott Prentice, who w works for the CIA, Jack discovers that Harry had pierced the secret of his most important client, Abner Brown, a right-wing multibillionaire torious for backing extremist causes. The stakes and dangers are huge. Harry s death w seems anything but a suicide. Delays of law are t for Jack when it comes to avenging his uncle. He takes matters into his own hands. Louis Begley s taut, intelligent thriller takes readers from the ktty politics of New York law firms to the intimacy of life on the Long Island shore, all with his trademark wit and nuance.
- Author BiographyLouis Begley s previous novels are Memories of a Marriage, Schmidt Steps Back, Matters of Honor, Shipwreck, Schmidt Delivered, Mistler s Exit, About Schmidt, As Max Saw It, The Man Who Was Late, and Wartime Lies, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize. His work has been translated intofourteen languages. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
- Author(s)Louis Begley
- PublisherNan A Talese
- Date of Publication16/04/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNan A Talese
- Weight408 g
- Width143 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
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