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really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
 A riveting thriller, a haunting picture of America.Could two people be more enviable than Richard and Helen Bittenberg? They love each other, have two healthy, intelligent children, and are financially comfortable. Richard is at the top of his profession. Their home is in a desirable Washington, D.C., neighborhood. The culturally rich, cosmopolitan atmosphere of the ...more
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Athena Books
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Apr 30, 2013 Robert rated it liked it
A Desperate Man, by Claes Ryn, professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, is a political novel that can be divided into two parts.

In Part A, Professor Richard Bittenberg mysteriously disappears during a family vacation in Paris. His wife, Helen, conducts a frantic search, involving both the Paris police and the U.S. Embassy, to find out what has happened to him. Part A essentially comes into play every other chapter of the novel.

Part B of A Desperate Man recounts Richard Bitten
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In the first few pages of Claes Ryn’s political suspense novel, A Desperate Man, we are privy to the thoughts of one of its main characters, Helen Bittenberg: “This was going to be the perfect vacation … there would not even be any temporary aggravations or uncertainties. … How delightful it was and would continue to be for all of them.”

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