Stone's Fall

A Novel

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Publisher Description

At his London home, John Stone falls out of a window to his death. A financier and arms dealer, Stone was a man so wealthy that he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents. Did he jump, was he pushed, or was it merely a tragic accident? His alluring and enigmatic widow hires a young crime reporter to investigate. The story moves backward in time—from London in 1909 to Paris in 1890 and finally to Venice in 1867—and the attempts to uncover the truth play out against the backdrop of the evolution of high-stakes international finance, Europe’s first great age of espionage, and the start of the twentieth century’s arms race. Stone’s Fall is a tale of love and frailty, as much as it is of high finance and skulduggery. The mixture, then, as now, is an often fatal combination.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2009
May 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Cinthehouse ,

Captivating

Iain Pears is a master author whose abilities in character creation and the conversations between them is awe inspiring. Reading him is always a delight, I read him slowly so to revel in every description of every moment. He amazes time and time again.
Stone’s Fall is captivating and surprising and offers a twist of fate that will have you uttering aloud “I did not see that coming!” I did any way.
Enjoy!

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