A riveting spy thriller, "Jericho's Fall" is the spellbinding story of a young woman running for her life from shadowy government forces.
In a secluded mountain retreat, Jericho Ainsley, former CIA director and former secretary of defense, is dying of cancer. To his bedside he has called Rebecca DeForde, a young, single mother, who was once his lover. Instead of simply bidding farewell, however, Ainsley imparts an explosive secret and DeForde finds herself thrown into a world of international intrigue, involving ex-CIA executives, local police, private investigators, and even a US senator. With no one to trust, DeForde is suddenly on the run, relying on her own wits and the lessons she learned from Ainsley to stay alive.
About the Author
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University.
Born in 1954 in Washington, D.C., Professor Carter was educated in the public schools of New York City, Washington, and Ithaca, New York. In 1976 he received his bachelor's degree with honors from Stanford University, where he majored in history, and in 1979 he received his law degree from the Yale Law School.
Following his graduation from law school, Professor Carter served as law clerk to Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C., and, the next year, as law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States. After practicing law for a year, Professor Carter joined the Yale faculty in 1982. Three years later, he became one of the youngest members of the faculty ever voted tenure.
His critically acclaimed books include The Culture of Disbelief and Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby. He is currently at work on Civility, the sequel to Integrity. Professor Carter lives with his family in Connecticut.
"Strong. . . . Immediate. . . . Masterful.”—Steve Berry
"Heart-stopping. . . . Carter brings the reader to a blazing final confrontation."--Denver Post
"An intense, beautifully written thriller that held me in its grip from the very first page to the last."--Christopher Reich
"The best espionage novel I've come across in twenty years."—Lincoln Child
“Carter meticulously ratchets up the tension.” —Chris Bohjalian, The Boston Globe
“Jericho's Fall is that rare thing: a page-turner that grips the readers' attention as they plunge into a vortex. . . . A thrilling roller coaster ride until the very last page. . . . Carter is a masterly novelist.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“An intricate spy thriller that proceeds at breakneck speed. . . . Graham Greene's readers, who savored [his] novels' unselfconscious erudition and matter-of-fact moral complexity, as well as their engaging plots, are likely to feel themselves on familiar ground here.”—Los Angeles Times
“A simmering page-turner about the murky underbelly of intelligence and finance that.”—Seattle Times
“Carter writes graceful prose, and he understands the mechanics of suspenseful storytelling.”—Washington Post
“One of those novels that people linger over and re-read simply for the experience and pleasure of analyzing how the author worked his magic. . . . Stephen Carter is possessed of a sharp and subtle wit. . . . This is the sharpest manifestation of his talent to date.”—Bookreporter