The Lie: A Novel by the Author of Impulse

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The agenda is ambitious: eliminating the mass murder in the name of ethnic cleansing now raging all over Africa. The place is propitious: the town of Wannsee, Germany, where Hitler's inner circle once planned the extermination of six million Jews. The conference is historic. It is also a lie. Here the idealistic and the Machiavellian will draw together. The master terrorist will fight for light to prevail over darkness, while hoping, against everything he knows, that no one will die...and the master strategist ...
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The agenda is ambitious: eliminating the mass murder in the name of ethnic cleansing now raging all over Africa. The place is propitious: the town of Wannsee, Germany, where Hitler's inner circle once planned the extermination of six million Jews. The conference is historic. It is also a lie. Here the idealistic and the Machiavellian will draw together. The master terrorist will fight for light to prevail over darkness, while hoping, against everything he knows, that no one will die...and the master strategist will exploit the vulnerabilities of dreamers everywhere for his own covert ends. Here, linked more than either suspects by both of their violent family histories, two lovers will defy the fate that has consigned them as mortal enemies. One is Paul Walters, formerly a contract killer for the CIA, now a painter of dark, compelling brilliance, still expert in the arts of subterfuge and destruction. The other is Kate Dinneson, a rising star in the world of journalism whose unfolding personal drama will prove more explosive than any story she will ever write. Together, they will join forces against a vast conspiracy of duplicity and death even more treacherous than the deceptions each must continue to play against the other. For a web is tightening around the president of the United States. And an even greater threat is about to cast a terrifying global shadow - unless one lone man and one lone woman can extinguish it at its source.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Deception is the name of the deadly game in the pseudonymous Weaver's suspenseful new novel (after Impulse). The story explodes from the starting gate as young feature writer Kate Dennison murders the man, along with his wife, whom she believes shot dead, acting on CIA orders, her politically revolutionary parents, the Falangas, 18 years before. Kate tracked down her victims through a tip from German Klaus Logefeld, a Nazi tracker and former Falanga disciple who has a dual identity as well-known university professor Alfred Mainz. As Mainz, Logefeld is organizing in Germany a high-level international conference at which he hopes to resolve the various bloody ethnic conflicts in Africa. In the first of many amazing plot twists, Kate becomes involved with Paulie Walters, the son of the couple she shot, an artist and covert CIA agent whose expertise and contacts in espionage prove valuable when he and Kate uncover a conspiracy to kidnap a major diplomat at the conference. The ante escalates considerably when the U.S. president makes a surprise appearance at the conference and is taken hostage by Logefeld, who intends to use the chief executive as a bargaining chip in his gamble for peace. Weaver's use of duplicity to generate tension is inventive yet controlled, but the idea that Paulie remains in love with the woman he learns killed his parents is hard to swallow. That major glitch aside, this is a professionally done, middle-brow thriller that will edify few but entertain many. Simultaneous Time Warner audio. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Weaver left no question about his King Kong status among thriller writers with his first two novels (e.g., Deception, LJ 3/1/95). In this latest, an endangered U.S. president, taken hostage by crazies at an international conference on human rights, is aided by a journalist and an intelligence agent.
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A labyrinthine and loopy sequel to the pseudonymous Weaver's Deceptions (1995): Here, a hunky young painter who freelances for the CIA in Europe falls deeply in love with the idealistic journalist responsible for the murder of his parents.

Having completed an undercover mission in Serbia, Paulie Walters comes home to the family villa overlooking the Bay of Naples to find the bodies of his mother and father (a sometime hit man for the American Mafia and US government). The two were inadvertently shot to death by Kate Dinneson, who had crept into the couple's bedroom of a summer's eve to query them about the circumstances in which Walters père had gunned down her ultradical parents some two decades earlier. Time heals all wounds, however, and Paulie has no real problem forgiving luscious Kate her trespasses. Concurrently, the wider world's great and good have booked a conference on human rights into Wannsee, the Berlin venue where Hitler's henchmen planned the Holocaust. For base political reasons, US President Jimmy Dunster resolves to make a surprise appearance at the high-profile meeting—as does aging, guilt-ridden radical Klaus Logefeld (a professor at the University of Rome), who makes America's chief executive his hostage. Meanwhile, another assassin, working at the behest of the evil Vice President, bombs the site; the President survives, and Logefeld (who falls into an old sub-basement, where he dies) appears to have escaped. This suspicion is confirmed when Nicholas Vorelli, an ingratiating opportunist, assumes the dead man's mantle and demands a $100 million ransom, threatening further explosions. Following a demonstration blast, the money is delivered via credulous Kate, who believes Vorelli shares her utopian values. When it becomes clear he does not, the lethal young woman—with the help of an unaccountably besotted Paulie—takes matters into her own hands. . . .

Far-fetched twaddle, in deadly earnest but notably lacking sympathetic characters, sophisticated dialogue, and suspense.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578152032
  • Publisher: Media Books, L. L. C.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: 2 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 7.14 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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