The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer

Book - 2010
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Don't miss the major motion picture staring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. An eerily timely thriller of power, politics, corruption, and murder from bestselling author Robert Harris.

"The moment I heard how McAra died, I should have walked away. I can see that now. . . ."

The role of a ghostwriter is to make his client look good, not to uncover the truth. But what happens when the client is a major political figure, and the truth could change the course of history? Adam Lang, the controversial former prime minister of Britain, is writing his memoirs. But his first ghostwriter dies under shocking circumstances, and his replacement--whose experience lies in portraying aging rock stars and film idols--knows little about Lang's inner circle. Flown to join Lang in a secure house on the remote shores of Martha's Vineyard in the depths of winter, cut off from everyone and everything he knows, he comes to realize he should never have taken the job.

It's not just his predecessor's mysterious death that haunts him, but Adam Lang himself. Deep in Lang's past are buried shocking secrets . . . secrets with the power to alter world politics . . . secrets with the power to kill.

Named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2010, c2007.
ISBN: 9781439190555
Characteristics: 335 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jul 12, 2010

Observation: after British prime ministers leave office, they often take up well-paid jobs with American Universities, Think Tanks, or other organizations. These jobs pay well.

What if this isn't just an interest by these organizations in British perspectives and big-name speakers? What if these are in fact payments for services rendered?

An average thriller with an interesting premise. A ghost writer is brought in to write the memoirs of a British prime minister. He is replacing a previous writer who may have committed suicide. Will he find out the truth?

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