Rules of Deception (Jonathon Ransom #1)
Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his wife, Emma, when she falls into a hidden crevasse and dies. Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage-claim tickets. Puzzled, he journeys to a railway station only to find himself inexplicably ...more
1. The book reads like a Dan Brown or Ludlum novel. Very short chapters, moving from one key player to another and back again. We see things happening simultaneously from three or four different perspectives. However, there are some surprises thrown in and some l ...more
Entertaining a lot.
The premise of the story is that after a ski accident, Dr. Jonathon Ransom suddenly discovers that his wife lived a double life, the alternate life being much more interesting than the one they shared. Before he knows it, he finds himself trapped in a whirlpool of political intrigues he does ...more
The Swiss milieu seems promising and I have a high tolerance for fanciful thrillers (in this one, a Doctors Without Borders MD stumbles upon a plot to smuggle equipment to Iran to enrich uranium). But this book also has pacing problems and its reversals were not as surprising as they're meant to be. I'm not a reader who avidly attempts to anticipate plot twists--maybe ...more
This is an exciting thriller, it has everything: a likable hero facing enormous amounts of danger and scuttling out of it, exotic locals with amazing settings, an over the edge story that will keep you turning page after page.
The prologue is slow to start, then, what appears to be a butterfly flying around a high-security compound is discovered to be a mechanical device…the alarm is sounded…..
Next we meet Jonathan Ransom and his wife Emma both serving with Doctors Without ...more
Este livro deu-me muito gosto de ler, lê-se muito bem e deixou-me em ânsias para saber o que se vai passar a seguir e, por isso, no fim de seman ...more
Critics largely agreed that Rules of Deception is a smart, timely, and page-turning thriller. Filled with high-profile politicos, fake identities, and a nuclear arms conspiracy, the novel is so adeptly composed that readers were unable to quickly discern the good guys from the bad. Although one critic panned Ransom's characterization, reviewers generally agreed that the doctor-climber is the quintessential classic espionage protagonist
If you haven't started this series and you like thriller-espionage books, a la Ludlum, et al, pick this one up! Book #1 of a series.
Dr. Ransom's wife apparently is killed during a skiing accident. Her husband, Jonathan, soon discovers that ...more
This book has a plot that keeps you guessing and wondering who the good guys are. A very good book.
There are so many things tha ...more
"A relentlessly fast-paced espionage thriller, ripped from tomorrow's headlines b ...more