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Faith - Peter James


Published: 7th December 2000
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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...

Peter James's latest tense thriller is Faith. The Faith of the title is a woman who has everything: a handsome, successful plastic surgeon husband, adorable little boy, beautiful house and expensive lifestyle - yet she is not happy. Part of her unease is due to her husband's possessiveness and her growing suspicion that he is a man with a severe psychosis. Ross, her husband, having remodelled her face and body to his satisfaction, uses his wife as a living portfolio of his craft and claims total ownership of her. When she gets a mystery illness, she senses a conspiracy between her doctor and her husband and turns for help to Oliver Cabot, a practitioner of alternative medicine, to whom she feels an immense attraction. The debate between the conventional and alternative medicine takes on a new and violent direction, because to a man with Ross's unstable and insecure personality, this is the grossest betrayal. He takes action immediately to restore his amour propre. Fearing for the safety of her young son and struggling with her illness, Faith embroils Oliver Cabot in a dangerous triangle of love and hate. Peter James keeps the menace subtly mounting until it reaches a violent crescendo. Although the outcome is inevitable, the escalating horror in the dramatic finale still makes a shocking impact. (Kirkus UK)

Peter James

Peter James is one of the UK’s most popular crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold more than one and a half million in the UK alone and six million worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 34 languages and his latest novel, Dead Like You, went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback.

His novella, The Perfect Murder, went to No 1 on iBooks and has spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10. Peter has developed a close working relationship with the Sussex Police over many years, spending an average of one day a week with them, and his writing reveals a unique insight into the reality of modern day police work. He has carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, and regularly attends international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting-edge of investigative police work.

Born and brought up in Brighton, Peter divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and on the South Downs near Lewes in Sussex. An established film producer and script writer, he has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with Peter overseeing all aspects, including the scriptwriting. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community.

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ISBN: 9780752837116
ISBN-10: 0752837117
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 7th December 2000
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1