Fall from Grace

Fall from Grace Cover

Fall from Grace

By Richard North Patterson

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781451617078, 371pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2013

Description
The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in "New York Times" bestselling author Richard North Patterson's twentieth compelling novel.
From #1 bestselling author Richard North Patterson comes a spellbinding * psychological puzzle filled with unexpected legal twists, potentially criminal turns, and one family's shocking fall from grace.
After ten years away from home, Adam Blaine returns to Martha's Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben, a famous and charismatic writer who was fond of sailboats, good wine and women other than his wife. When Adam learns that Ben disinherited his family in favor of his mistress, he begins to wonder if his father's death caused by an inexplicable fall from a cliff might have been suicide or murder. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam unearths some shattering revelations about the mistress's past. But even more disturbing are the family secrets that can t stay buried any longer secrets that make Adam question everything he thought he knew about every player in this fateful game. Even himself. . . .


About the Author
Richard North Patterson is the author of "In The Name Of Honor", "Eclipse", "The Spire", "Exile", "The Race", "Degree Of Guilt", "Eyes Of A Child", "Silent Witness", and many other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor, the assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio, and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. In 1993, he retired from his law practice to devote himself to writing. His first novel, "The Lasko Tangent", was the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel in 1980. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and is a recipient of their President's Award for Distinguished Alumni. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair. "Richard North Patterson is a terrific novelist."-"The Washington Post"