The Second Book of Why - You Need to Know

Page Publishing Inc
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You are invited—indeed, welcomed—to rummage through the author’s memories—those of a one-time contractor for the CIA, to delve into the darkest recesses of his mind, to learn about betrayal, murders, and assassinations, and to learn how it was actually done. All this you will know while learning why there are unbelievably close relationships between sex and betrayal, secrets and spies, vengeance and revenge, and even family and sacrifice—and why secrets and lies affect everyone’s closest relationships.


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Page Publishing Inc
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Published on
Oct 11, 2019
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Pages
162
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ISBN
9781645845256
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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