Fall from Grace

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Quercus Publishing, Apr 1, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Adam Blaine returns to Martha’s Vineyard out of duty rather than grief, after his father – bestselling author and celebrated human rights activist Benjamin Blaine – falls to his death near his home in the New England town. In his role as executor of the will, Adam is soon confronted with three possible explanations for his father’s death; mysterious in that an active, clear-headed man fell from the one spot on the island he knew better than any other. One is medical: Ben was dying and chose to end his suffering. Another is chemical: a fatal loss of footing brought about by excessive drinking. The last is murder: as, although loved by the American public, Ben Blaine was a cruel tyrant to his family, and the source of much resentment.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Taut thriller from accomplished attorney-turned-mysterian Patterson (In the Name of Honor, 2010, etc.) set on the familiar turf of Martha's Vineyard.There, on that Massachusetts island, Adam Blaine ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Richard North Patterson is the author of nineteen bestselling novels. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, Cabo San Lucas and San Francisco with his wife, Dr Nancy Clair.

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