Stone's Fall

A Novel
Author(s): Iain Pears
Original Publish Date: May 05, 2009
Product Number: EB00166435
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385530248
Publisher: Random House
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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
Product Number Z100012411
Released: May 12, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781415962930