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Where science and belief meet . . . A terrifying thriller from 'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton' [Sunday Telegraph] Ross Ransome is at the top of his profession; one of the most successful, and certainly one of the richest, plastic surgeons in the business. Such a man would expect his wife to be perfect - and why not? After all, he has spent enough hours in surgery to get her that way. But when his wife falls ill she turns her back on conventional medicine, and her arid marriage, and seeks help from the world of alternative medicine and a charismatic therapist who promises not just medical salvation. For Ransome, this is the ultimate betrayal. It defies logic, and Ross Ransome is a profoundly logical man. Logically, he can see no reason why any man should have his wife when he can't. It's all completely rational...
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Reissued alongside ALCHEMIST in a brand new livery. Rights for Peter James' novels have been sold around the world. A number of his books have been filmed (PROPHECY starred Nigel Havers and Sophie Ward; HOST was filmed as a mini-series from the producer of The Shining) He also gets excellent reviews: 'Peter James is getting better with every book ... an atmosphere so charged with menace that readers will find themselves glancing over their shoulders' The Times. 'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton. Brilliant' Sunday Express. 'Makes one despair that the phrase "born storyteller" has been so wretchedly devalued' New Scientist. 'Compulsive ... I cannot remember when I last read a novel I enjoyed so much' Sunday Telegraph.

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Peter James was educated at Charterhouse and then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years, working as a screen writer and film producer before returning to England. His novels, including the number one bestseller POSSESSION, have been translated into twenty-six languages. He has recently produced several films, including the BAFTA-nominated Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. Peter James lives near Brighton in Sussex.

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