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Title: THE GHOST.
Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007) dj
Publication Date: 2007
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
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Adam Lang has been Britain's longest serving and most controversial prime minister of the last half century. And now that he's left office, he's accepted one of history's largest cash advances to compose a tell-all (or at least, tell-some) memoir of his life and years of power. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this magnum opus, he hires a professional ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal, secrets with the power to alter world politics, secrets with the power to kill.From the Back Cover:
‘The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away. I can see that now...’
The narrator of Robert Harris’s gripping new novel is a professional ghostwriter – cynical, mercenary, and with a nice line in deadpan humour. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and minor celebrities, he jumps at the chance to ghost the memoirs of Britain’s former prime minister, especially as it means flying to the American resort of Martha’s Vineyard in the middle of winter and finishing the book in the seclusion of a luxurious house.
But it doesn’t take him long to realise he has made a terrible mistake. His predecessor on the project died in circumstances that were distinctly suspicious, and the ex-prime minister turns out to be a man with secrets in his past that are returning to haunt him – secrets with the power to kill.
‘A master of the intelligent thriller...The Ghost is Harris back on sparkling form’ The Times
‘Harris has written a remarkable thriller... He knows how to tell a story’ Sunday Telegraph
‘The Ghost is arguably the finest novel yet to have emerged from the so-called Age of Terror’ Mail on Sunday
‘Robert Harris’s latest thriller is more than a fun read: it is a super-duper, double fun bag-sized read thanks to his masterful plotting’ Daily Telegraph
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