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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (432 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen L. Carter Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Stephen L. Carter’s brilliant debut, The Emperor of Ocean Park, was on the New York Times bestseller list for eleven weeks. Now, in Jericho’s Fall, Carter turns his formidable talents to the shadowy world of spies, official secrecy, and financial fraud in a thriller that captures the listener’s attention right to the end.

In an imposing house in the Colorado Rockies, Jericho Ainsley, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and a Wall Street titan, lies dying. He summons to his bedside Beck DeForde, the younger woman for whom he threw away his career years ago, miring them both in scandal. Beck believes she is visiting to say farewell. Instead she is drawn into a battle over an explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike want to wrest from Jericho before he dies.

An intricate and timely thriller that plumbs the emotional depths of a failed love affair and a family torn apart by mistrust, Jericho’s Fall takes us on a fast-moving journey through the secretive world of intelligence operations and the meltdown of the financial markets. It also creates, in Beck DeForde, an unforgettable heroine for our turbulent age.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John Bradford | 2/20/2014

    " I have always enjoyed Stephen L. Carter's books. They are full of surprise twists. He has a great way of putting you in the shoes of the protagonist as they attempt to figure out what is happening, and you feel helpless with them. You also feel victorious with them when they something has been figured out, and then you feel the fall when it's wrong. Enjoyable reads all of them! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mike Vaughnwilliams | 2/18/2014

    " I got really sick of the self absorbed woman who tells this story with its "secret", which is supposed to leave you breathless with anticipation but actually puts you in a coma long before the action starts on the last couple of pages. When it finally does, I'm thinking about my laundry, whats for dinner -- anything but this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/5/2014

    " Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed in this one. The writing style is nothing like his other books; in this beach novel, it's all about racing through the action, no concern with the character development or eloquent descriptive passages that I like in his other works. Basic story is that a young woman is summoned to an isolated house in Colorado where a former flame is on his deathbed. He was connected with various operations over the years, federal and private, and appears to have some critical information secreted somewhere that everybody wants to get their hands on. She quickly becomes embroiled in the mess, and it takes off from there. It sets a good pace, keeps the interest, has lots of twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laural | 2/4/2014

    " Having read The Emperor of Ocean Park and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, I had high hopes for this. I've always enjoyed Carter's writing style and pacing (even if he does tend to drag in the middle) and Jericho's Fall was in step with the other novels. It was the easiest to read language-wise being light on the legalese, but the story was difficult to follow at times. I think that's just the nature of spy novels (lots of characters, lots of betrayal) but it doesn't make it any easier. It's not anything I'll be raving about to others for the next month, but it filled my week, so it's worth the three stars I gave it. "

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