The Death Instinct

Author(s): Jed Rubenfeld

Crime Fiction

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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780755344024
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Review
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jed Rubenfeld
  • : Paperback
  • : 544