- Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
- Format: Paperback | 449 pages
- Dimensions: 107mm x 170mm x 28mm | 431g
- Publication date: 27 January 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0553590006
- ISBN 13: 9780553590005
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 84,304
As shocking as today's headlines... In this no-holds-barred thriller, David Rollins plunges readers deep into the heart of a terrifying conspiracy of absolute power at its absolute worst. "Who can you trust when those you're taught to trust are perpetrating the ultimate act of betrayal? "As evil as your worst fears... For Special Investigator Major Vin Cooper, it begins with a sniper's bullet that claims the life of a young G.I. on a routine patrol in Iraq. It's an all-too-familiar tragedy, not a crime, until it's linked to the bizarre death of a four-star general...who just happens to be the dead soldier's father "and "the son-in-law of a powerful U.S. vice president. Cooper's investigation will uncover a trail of "accidental" deaths that leads from the war-torn streets of Baghdad to sex slavery in Latvia to a celebrated political marriage that began in the White House Rose Garden. But as he pieces together the most shocking conspiracy in history, Cooper begins to wonder if his superiors really want him to uncover the truth...or become the next victim of the most murderous lie of all.
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David Rollins is a former advertising creative director who lives in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of The Death Trust and Knife Edge, both international bestsellers. Bantam Books will publish Knife Edge in 2008. "From the Hardcover edition."
"With intelligence and wry humor, David A. Rollins crafts an all-too-believable story about power, corruption, and cover-up that has shocking international consequences....Strong characters, nonstop action, and superb suspense...Vin Cooper has a powerful, true voice that never wavers." --Nelson DeMille "Sucked me right in... punchy, Chandleresque wit... take this one to the beach and you'll leave with sunburn." --"Sydney Morning Herald ""An intelligent, full-blooded action thriller." --"Age, "Australia "A thumping good page-turner...great characters, nonstop action. It takes off from page one and never lets up. A rollicking ride and Rollins has made the action as authentic as possible. Essential reading for any plane flight. Highly recommended."-- "Sun-Herald, "Australia "The Death Trust is a fast moving thriller with a likeable (if arrogant and flawed) main character and enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing. The conspiracy theory is believable enough to have the reader considering its feasibility. Rollins is a master storyteller who combines action, suspense, and humour with aplomb."--aussiereviews.com "From an explosive beginning, David Rollins' thriller The Death Trust rolls into action with impressive speed and precision."--"Orlando Sentinel" "A white-knuckle read on a par with anything that James Patterson or Nelson DeMille might offer.... A real page-turner."--"Library Journal," starred review "A tough wisecracking hero."--"Publishers Weekly" "From the Hardcover edition."