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Fall from grace : a novel

Author: Richard North Patterson
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Adam Blaine arrives at the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who left behind him a string of secret legal and financial arrangements. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam seeks to find the truth of his father's death, even if it means exposing one or more of his own family members as the killer and discovering secrets about himself that he was never supposed to know.
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard North Patterson
ISBN: 9781451617054 1451617054 9781451617085 1451617089 0857386999 9780857386991 9781410446749 1410446743
OCLC Number: 741542553
Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hardback -Adam Blaine returns to Martha's Vineyard out of duty rather than grief, after his father --
bestselling author and celebrated human rights activist Benjamin Blaine --
falls to his death near his home in the New England town. Having been estranged from his father for ten years, Adam is surprised to discover himself appointed the executor of his estate; especially as the will disinherits Adam's family, leaving their wealth and home to Ben's recent lover, young actress Carla Pacelli. In his role as executor of the will, Adam is soon confronted with three possible explanations for his father's death; mysterious in that an active, clear-headed man fell from the one spot on the island he knew better than any other. One is medical: Ben was dying and chose to end his suffering. Another is chemical: a fatal loss of footing brought about by excessive drinking. The last is murder: as, although loved by the American public, Ben Blaine was a cruel tyrant to his family, and the source of much resentment. Adam's mission --
to undo the will and protect his blood, whether innocent or guilty, from charges of murder --
will force him to confront his own past, and pull him into a labyrinth of lies, deception and betrayal, at the centre of which is his father's beautiful and enigmatic lover.
Responsibility: Richard North Patterson.

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'A stunning tale of betrayal and love ... secrets and scandals ... thrilling suspense' Linda Fairstein.

 
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