The 3rd Woman

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The 3rd Woman

A Thriller

By Jonathan Freedland

Harper, Hardcover, 9780062207555, 480pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Description

The first two murders went unnoticed. The third will change everything. . . .

She can't save her sister.

Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies and corruption. But she never thought she'd be investigating her own sister's murder.

She can't trust the police.

Madison refuses to accept the official line that Abigail's death was an isolated crime. She uncovers evidence that suggests her sister was the third victim in a series of killings hushed up as part of a major conspiracy.

She can expose the truth.

In a United States that now bows before the People's Republic of China, corruption is rife the government dictates what the "truth" is. With her life on the line, Madison must give up her quest for justice or face the consequences. . . .



About the Author
Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He is the Guardian's executive editor for Opinion, overseeing Comment is free, editorials and long reads. He also writes a weekly column. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the New York Review of Books, and presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell special prize for journalism, having been named columnist of the year in the 2002 What the Papers Say awards.

Since 2006 he has published five best-selling novels under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. The first, The Righteous Men, was a Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller, and has been translated into 30 languages. His subsequent novels have all been top five bestsellers. Jonathan was educated at Wadham College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and edited the university newspaper, Cherwell and, earlier, at University College School, London. He lives in London with his wife and their two children.