Empire of Lies

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A pious family man is pulled back into his sordid past—and into a race to stop a terrorist plot—in this thriller by an Edgar Award–winning author.

Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism. Then the phone rings, and his past is on the other end of the line. A woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire claims her daughter is missing—and Jason is the one man who can find her.
 
Returning to New York City from the Midwest, Jason finds himself entangled in a murderous conspiracy that bizarrely links his private passions to the turmoil of a world at war. Hunted by terrorists and the police, Jason has only hours to unravel an ex-lover’s lies and face the unbearable truth: In order to prevent a savage attack on his country, he’s going to have to risk his decency, his sanity—and his life.
 
“The most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich.” —Stephen King
 
“Klavan’s writing is masterful, and his characters superbly drawn.” —Forbes
 
“A wickedly satiric thriller with political overtones . . . [that] builds to an explosive climax.” —Publishers Weekly
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About the author

Andrew Klavan is the author of the bestselling novels True Crime, which was made into a film directed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say a Word, which became a film starring Michael Douglas. His work has been nominated for the Edgar Award five times and has won twice. Klavan is a contributing editor at City Journal and his articles have appeared, among other places, in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He lives in Southern California with his wife Ellen. They have a daughter, Faith, and a son, Spencer.
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Publisher
HMH
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Published on
Jul 6, 2009
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9780156034821
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Terrorism
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