“FALL FROM GRACE is a stunning tale of betrayal and love . . . . Richard North Patterson delivers thrilling suspense every time.” —Linda Fairstein, author of Silent Mercy on Fall From Grace
“Patterson has redefined himself as a writer willing to take risks.” —USA Today
“Richard North Patterson is one of the best in the business.” —Time
“Masterful and illuminating…. You will not want, or be able to, put this story down. It is tomorrow’s catastrophe riding on the ‘gleaming wings of science.’” —William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense on The Devil’s Light
“Impossible to dismiss as mere fiction, THE DEVIL’S LIGHT is a terrifying vision of what very well could bring down our world as we know it.” —Robert Baer, former CIA field officer and New York Times bestselling author on The Devil’s Light
“THE DEVIL’S LIGHT will grab you from the very first page and never let go.” —Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times best-selling author of 206 Bones on The Devil’s Light
“Deeply researched and thoroughly plausible, Patterson’s is one of the most intelligent and entertaining thrillers about the world as it is, and the possible world to come.” —Doug Stanton, author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm's Way on The Devil’s Light
New from Richard North Patterson:
The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in bestselling author Richard North Patterson's twentieth compelling novel.
Adam Blaine arrives on the island of Martha's Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who has served as patriarch of his clan for many years. A man fond of sailboats, good wine, and women other than his wife, Ben Blaine has left behind a string of secrets in addition to an emotionally distraught widow and his strangely aloof mistress, Carla Pacelli, a beautiful television actress who once had a drug problem.
As soon as Adam arrives, he discovers that Ben has disinherited his mother, uncle, and brother in favor of his lover, and begins to wonder if his father's death—caused by an inexplicable fall from a cliff—might be murder. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam skillfully seeks to obscure the evidence suggesting that a family member may have killed his father, while at the same time fighting to undo the will, which favors the enigmatic Carla. As he walks this tightrope, Adam risks his freedom and perhaps his life, even as he unearths increasingly disturbing family secrets never meant to be discovered, and which cause him to question his understanding of his own life and everyone around him—his beloved mother, uncle, and brother and, not least, Carla.
New in Paperback:
The story of an Al Qaeda operative named Amer Al Zaroor, who, on orders from Osama Bin Laden, directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Meanwhile Bin Laden announces to the world that he will make a major terrorist strike on 9/11/10, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Deep inside Washington, Brooke Chandler, a CIA operative whose cover was blown by an incompetent colleague in Lebanon, thinks he knows how the bomb is being moved toward its target and how to find it.