Stone's Fall

A Novel
Product Number: EB00166435
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385530248
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
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At his London home, John Stone falls out of a window to his death. A financier and arms dealer, Stone was a man so wealthy that he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents. Did he jump, was he pushed, or was it merely a tragic accident? His alluring and enigmatic widow hires a young crime reporter to investigate. The story moves backward in time-from London in 1909 to Paris in 1890 and finally to Venice in 1867-and the attempts to uncover the truth play out against the backdrop of the evolution of high-stakes international finance, Europe's first great age of espionage, and the start of the twentieth century's arms race. Stone's Fall is a tale of love and frailty, as much as it is of high finance and skulduggery. The mixture, then, as now, is an often fatal combination.

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Author(s): Iain Pears
Original Publish Date: May 05, 2009

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Author(s): Iain Pears
Product Number Z100012411
Released: May 12, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781415962930

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