The Death Instinct

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The Death Instinct

By Jed Rubenfeld

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594485602, 576pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

From the international bestselling author-"a sprawling and ambitious literary mystery" ("The Seattle Times").

From a true and shocking event-the bombing of lower Manhattan in September 1920-Jed Rubenfeld weaves a twisting and thrilling work of fiction as a physician, a female radiochemist, and a police official come to believe that the inexplicable attack is only part of a larger plan. It's a conspiracy that takes them from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the depths of our most savage human instincts where there lies the shocking truth behind that fateful day.

About the Author
Jed Rubenfeld is the author of the international bestseller "The Interpretation of Murder." He is a professor at Yale University Law School and is one of the country's foremost experts on constitutional law. He wrote his undergraduate thesis at Princeton University on Sigmund Freud. He lives in Connecticut with his family.