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READ & DOWNLOAD µ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Robert Harris He had finished I was done for”After five books set firmly in the past Robert Harris returns with a contemporary novel that brings the reader face to face with some of the biggest issues of our time the result is a gripping and genuinely thrilling rea. Entertaining thriller with a cleverly twisty plot and an engaging narrator a professional ghostwriter hired to revise the draft autobiography of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang Our ghostwriter who doesn't seem to have a name mostly pens autobiographies for aging rock stars and football players who can't string three words into a sentence He seems an unlikely choice as the voice of Britain's most famous PM since Margaret Thatcher but the publishers are getting desperate Lang's autobiography is due out in June the draft version is a mess and the original ghostwriter has just drowned by accident or suicide off the coast of Martha's Vineyard Can our ghost write an autobiography in a month For 250000 plus bonus he's sure as heck going to try The Ghost is great fun Much of the novel is set in Massachusetts particularly Martha's Vineyard a posh island that's a favorite haunt of Clintons and Kennedys though generally not in January The PM is holed up in a secluded mansion euipped with emergency steel shutters that can come crashing down over windows to the sound of klaxons I really got the feeling for what it's like to live in the heady but claustrophobic world of the rich famous and potentially threatened whisked from corporate jet to black SUVs traveling always in motorcades ringed by secret service surrounded by sycophants chafing at the lack of privacy but always deep down needing the power Lang is clearly supposed to be Tony Blair though the real Blair seems less chastened by the Ira war disaster than does his fictional counterpart I have no idea what the Blair's marriage was is likeLang and his wife made me think of Bill and Hillary Clinton Are any of our political elite actually human I'm not too sure about that but Harris made them real PG Warning Profanity and a fair number of four letter words Politicians behaving badly with some fade to black sex scenes

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DOWNLOAD The Ghost 107 ´ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Ghost By Robert Harris – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The stunning new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Fatherland; Enigma; Archangel; Pompeii and Imperium “The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away I can see that now I shoul The stunning new novel from the No bestselling author of Fat The stunning new novel from the No bestselling author of Fatherland Enigma Archangel Pompeii and Imperium “The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away I can see that now I should have said ‘Rick I’m sorry this isn’t for me I don’. This is a fast paced thriller centering around a ghost writer assigned to revise and complete the first draft of an autobiography prepared by his predecessor another ghost writer recently deceased The subject of this is a Tony Blair stand in a former British PM who had served American foreign policy needs with attention than he gave to the wishes of his own people The ghost is also under great time pressure from his publisher one month to fix over a hundred thousand badly written words The characters here are the sort one would expect in a political thriller not too deep but fun to watch The former PM Adam Lang has a background in theater that suits perfectly a person who seems not to be really there His brains behind the scenes wife Ruth was probably the most interesting character in the book both warm and calculating seemingly vulnerable yet dangerous What really happened to the earlier ghost writer Was his death really a suicide Will the PM be brought to the international court as a war criminal Is he guilty of the crimes of which he is accused The ghostwriter is faced with choices He can accept the assignment and make a lot of money but in doing so he will alienate his sort of girlfriend and trouble his conscience at least a little Seduction of all sorts abounds here I found it a fun engaging read a beach book not to be taken too seriously but enjoyable The author’s political bias was clear enough pro Ira war but I did not allow this to detract from the enjoyment of the read Roll your eyes and keep reading PS the film that was made of this book rocks

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The GhostT like the sound of it’ finished my drink and left But he was such a good storyteller Rick I often thought he should have been the writer and I the agent that once he’d started talking there was never any uestion I wouldn’t listen and by the time. The Ghost has everything a great thriller needs There's the slightly too curious for his own good Everyman who stumbles onto something huge there's the geeky technical delight in details here of ghostwriting and there's the strong suspense and atmosphere of barely restrained menace There's even the obligatory and now outdated scene where the protagonist badly shaken does his research in an internet cafe and the obligatory scene where a GPS is used to retroactively follow someone If a political thriller with a lot of cynicism and a slow boil sounds good to you you will enjoy The GhostOur unnamed narrator is a long time professional ghostwriter most prominently of celebrity memoirs who is suddenly thrust into the political sphere when he's tapped to take on Adam Lang's memoirs Lang we uickly learn is the controversial former Prime Minister whose reputation in Britain has been sullied by his close relationship with America and promotion of the War on Terror; even now accusations of Lang having facilitated the CIA torture of British citizens float through the news Our protagonist has one month to make something out of the massive and almost unreadable manuscript left to him by his predecessor Lang's longtime aide who died in a suspicious accident while working on the book It would be enough to make anyone back off if the money for rushing it through to publication wasn't ridiculously goodThe ghost finds himself drawn into Lang's life his genuine charm his possible sins his psychological slipperiness that makes the task of writing in his voice so difficult Not to mention his wife Ruth brilliant and unpredictably chilly and his aidemistress Amelia witty and driven All the ghost has to do is keep his head down and write but he finds himself poking at loose ends in Lang's stories What to make of the polished anecdote that turns out to be almost completely fabricated The insistence on minimizing the entirety of his early dramatic career The private phone number of Lang's enemy scribbled on the back of a seemingly innocent picture The Ghost develops its unease as it goes along and manages the difficult trick of keeping you sure that something is going on it says something about the world that at no point is there any real doubt that Lang did in fact aid the CIA in kidnapping and torturing his own citizens in the narrator's mind or in anyone else's That's not ultimately what the suspense is really about while nonetheless winning your emotional involvement in the Langs and their lives There's an especially good scene where the ghost under pressure composes a uick statement for Lang to give to the press in the midst of the controversy finding himself almost becoming an accomplice to whatever cover up is going on He didn't mean to He just got swept up in it So did I Bleak note from the past Harris's hero has to look up what waterboarding is