Jericho's Fall by Stephen L. Carter

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A riveting spy thriller, Jericho's Fall is the spellbinding story of a young woman running for her life from shadowy government forces.
In a secluded mountain retreat, Jericho Ainsley, former CIA director and former secretary of defense, is dying of cancer. To his bedside he has called Rebecca DeForde, a young, single mother, who was once his lover. Instead of simply bidding farewell, however, Ainsley imparts an explosive secret and DeForde finds herself thrown into a world of international intrigue, involving ex-CIA executives, local police, private investigators, and even a US senator. With no one to trust, DeForde is suddenly on the run, relying on her own wits and the lessons she learned from Ainsley to stay alive.  

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About Stephen L. Carter

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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is the author of eight books of nonfiction, writes a column for Bloomberg View, and is a frequent contributor to The Daily Beast and Newsweek. The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln is his fifth novel.
Published July 1, 2009 by Vintage. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Jericho’s imperiled state seems connected to the scandalous collapse of a huge international financial firm, but that doesn’t fully explain the discovered body of a murdered dog, a prowler seriously injured in a fall from the roof or an approaching assassin known as “Max,” whose concealed identit...

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Beck left school, entered into a short but disastrous marriage, and has been supporting her young but precocious daughter by working for a department store chain in a job that Jericho dismissively describes as a “glorified cashier.” As JERICHO’S FALL begins, Jericho, suffering from terminal cance...

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Ainsley is a fascinating character—opinionated, independent, and ruthless—but he’s largely relegated to the background of Jericho’s Fall while Carter covers DeForde’s antagonistic relationship with Ainsley’s two grown daughters.

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Jericho Ainsley, once the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is dying of cancer in his well-fortified mountaintop home in Colorado.

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Martin Rubin Boston Globe 4 of 5 Stars "His new thriller, Jericho’s Fall, has perhaps the most Byzantine plot twists yet and enough red herrings to feed every guest at a mystery writers’ gala.

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