Vanishing Point

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A story of flight and pursuit, of financial intrigue in the money markets of the world, of old dangerous secrets brought into the light, of men and women thrust suddenly from normal life into violent confusion, where one man can vanish and start all over again.

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Morris West, Australia's gift to popular literature, has the enviable ability to thrust readers into a compelling story with very few wasted words. By page four of this exciting and moving thriller, we know that Carl Strassberger is an artist and art historian living in the South of France; that he has given up (by choice) his role as heir apparent to the leadership of a large New York banking firm in favor of his brilliant brother-in-law, Larry Lucas; and that just one phone call from his beloved father can send him running from his perfect life into a nightmare of madness and danger to himself and his family's business. West has always been fascinated with manic depression, and here he brings the condition to palpable life, making it a major character in a book full of colorful people and places. Some of West's other novels available in paperback are: The Clowns of God, The Devil's Advocate, Harlequin, Lazarus, and The Lovers.

About the Author:

Morris West, an Australian by birth, has lived in Italy, Austria, England, and the east and west coasts of the United States. He has written 26 novels, as well as screenplays, radio dramas, and works for the stage. His novels have been translated into 27 languages and have sold more than 60 million copies.

He was awarded the National Brotherhood Award by the National Council of Christians and Jews, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Award. His novel, The Devil's Advocate, was nominated for the National Book Award. Among a long list of honors, West has been awarded the Order of Australia, and doctorates in literature and letters from the universities of Santa Clara and New York and from Australian National University.

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