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â€śHow long do I have to convince you that my brother is not
capable of murdering sixty people?â€ť
Christopher Rice, the author of four New York Times
bestselling novels by the age of thirty, returns with his
first female protagonist since The Snow Garden. In The
Moonlit Earth, he delivers a compelling psychological
thriller about a young woman who must act to save her
brotherâ€™s reputation and life when he is accused of being
involved in a terrorist event.
When Megan and Cameron Reynoldsâ€™s father walked out on
their mother, they forged an unbreakable bond. If their
father could not be there to take care of them, they would
always be there to take care of each other. But life
intervenes, and siblings go separate ways . . . until
something happens to reforge that bond.
At thirty, faced with disappointments in career and
romance, Megan Reynolds returns to the safety of Cathedral
Beach, the home of her mother, who lives among the wealthy
with no money of her own. Cameron worries that his sister
will lose herself around their motherâ€™s frivolous life, but
Megan worries more about her brother. She worries that
Cameronâ€™s care- free charm, which makes him popular in both
his work as a flight attendant on a luxury airline and the
West Hollywood party scene he enjoys, could lead him into
When a bomb goes off in a high-end hotel in Hong Kong,
security-camera footage appears on television showing two
men escaping: one Middle Eastern and one American. Megan
and her mother recognize the young American as Cameronâ€”and
find that he has become enmeshed with a mysterious family
of wealthy Saudis.
In her desperate journey to save her brotherâ€™s life, Megan
uncovers a trail of secrets and intrigue that
snakes from the decadent beaches of southern Thailand to
the glass skyscrapers of Hong Kongâ€” and finds herself part
of a dark global conspiracy that involves a member of her
Talk of the Nation - April 22, 2010
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