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Carl "Granny" Granville is a young, talented writer who is given the chance of a lifetime. A contract to ghostwrite a sure-fire bestselling political thriller. The inside source will be known only as Gideon. His real identity will never be revealed. But the information Granny receives - and then turns into a book - will change the course of history. Then the murders begin - first his editor, then the gorgeous neighbor with whom he's been having an affair. The mysterious go-between has disappeared. And his publisher has never heard of Gideon or Granny. Suddenly Carl Granville is a man alone, on the run, and wanted for murder."Gideon is a terrific thriller with plenty of surprises, an engaging hero, and really nasty villains. A compelling page turner." -- Phillip Margolin
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Carl "Granny" Granville is a young, talented writer who is given the chance of a lifetime. A contract to ghostwrite a sure-fire bestselling political thriller. The inside source will be known only as Gideon. His real identity will never be revealed. But the information Granny receives - and then turns into a book - will change the course of history. Then the murders begin - first his editor, then the gorgeous neighbor with whom he's been having an affair. The mysterious go-between has disappeared. And his publisher has never heard of Gideon or Granny. Suddenly Carl Granville is a man alone, on the run, and wanted for murder."Gideon is a terrific thriller with plenty of surprises, an engaging hero, and really nasty villains. A compelling page turner." -- Phillip Margolin
Product Details
Paperback (480 pages)
Published: June 6, 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345434784
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