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Fall from grace : a novel

by Patterson, Richard North.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 25 Libraries 25 of 28 copies
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Summary
The mysteriously violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in bestselling author Richard North Patterson's twentieth page-turning novel.

The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in bestselling author Richard North Patterson's twentieth compelling novel.

Adam Blaine arrives on the island of Martha's Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who has served as patriarch of his clan for many years. A man fond of sailboats, good wine, and women other than his wife, Ben Blaine has left behind a string of secrets in addition to an emotionally distraught widow and his strangely aloof mistress, Carla Pacelli, a beautiful television actress who once had a drug problem.

As soon as Adam arrives, he discovers that Ben has disinherited his mother, uncle, and brother in favor of his lover, and begins to wonder if his father's death--caused by an inexplicable fall from a cliff--might be murder. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam skillfully seeks to obscure the evidence suggesting that a family member may have killed his father, while at the same time fighting to undo the will, which favors the enigmatic Carla. As he walks this tightrope, Adam risks his freedom and perhaps his life, even as he unearths increasingly disturbing family secrets never meant to be discovered, and which cause him to question his understanding of his own life and everyone around him--his beloved mother, uncle, and brother and, not least, Carla.

Filled with tight psychological intrigue that will keep readers guessing until the very last page, Fall from Grace confirms that "Richard North Patterson is one of the best in the business" ( Time ).
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Best-selling Patterson follows his terrorist thriller, The Devil's Light (2011), with a family mystery. The death of renowned author Ben Blaine brings his estranged son, Adam, now a CIA operative working a covert mission in Afghanistan, back to the Blaine family home on Martha's Vineyard to execute his father's will. Adam is disgusted when he learns that Ben disinherited Adam's older brother and mother in favor of his much younger mistress, a beautiful actress. Adam also discovers that his father's fatal plunge off a cliff may not have been an accident, and the police suspect that one of the Blaines is responsible. Adam launches his own investigation, crossing paths with both Carla, the actress with whom his father was involved, and Jenny, his childhood sweetheart, who was also named in Ben's will. After a slow start, the suspense builds as Adam gets closer to finding out who killed his father, and readers learn the cause of their estrangement. Both mysteries keep the pages turning, as will reader curiosity about the various family secrets and betrayals.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Patterson's latest thriller unravels a sordid knot of family secrets following the suspicious death of prominent author Ben Blaine on the island of Martha's Vineyard. As suspense builds gradually, narrator Dennis Boutsikaris offers a restrained performance-portraying some early confrontations with relatively muted understatement-but later cranks up the intensity for the most stunning revelations. Not every supporting character receives a full-fledged rendering from Boutsikaris, but the focus he places on the inner lives of the principal figures ultimately fits the essence of Patterson's storytelling. Boutsikaris is especially adept at portraying the ambivalence of protagonist Adam Blaine, a CIA operative who draws on his intelligence skills to solve the murder of a father from whom he has been bitterly estranged for over a decade. And, Boutsikaris's gripping reading of the physical descriptions of perilous seaside scene of the crime provides memorable mental images. A Scribner hardcover. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Family secrets -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher New York :Scribner,2012
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Language English
Description 278 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781451617054 (hardcover)
1451617054 (hardcover)
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