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The Death Instinct - Jed Rubenfeld

The Death Instinct - Jed Rubenfeld

Title: The Death Instinct

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Jed Rubenfeld

ISBN:  9780755343997

Weight:  990 g

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The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

September 16, 1920.  Under a clear blue September sky, a quarter ton of explosives is detonated in a deadly attack on Wall Street. Fear comes to the streets of New York.

Witnessing the blast are war veteran Stratham Younger, his friend James Littlemore of the New York Police Department, and beautiful French radiochemist Colette Rousseau.  A series of inexplicable attacks on Colette, a secret buried in her past, and a mysterious trail of evidence lead Younger, Littlemore, and Rousseau on a thrilling international and psychological journey – from Paris to Prague, from the Vienna home of Dr Sigmund Freud to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and ultimately to the hidden depths of our most savage instincts.

As the seemingly disjointed pieces of Younger and Littlemore’s investigations come together, the two uncover the shocking truth about the bombing – a truth that threatens to shake their world to its foundations.

Peer & Press Reviews

Rubenfeld has taken this real-life mystery atrocity and peopled it with a rich cast of heroes and villains… a tapestry of intrigue, corruption, double-dealing and double standards on a grand scale.  A must-read for conspiracy theorists.


Carefully researched and energetically told, The Death Instinct is likely to be as popular as Rubenfeld’s first novel.

Literary Review

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Death Instinct
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket note‘The Interpretation of Murder’ roundel on the front of the jacket (see image) is a sticker, not part of the design.  Due to the age of the book, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it may result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Book Stats
PublisherHeadline Publishing Group
ImprintHeadline Review
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 139780755343997
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)241 x 164 x 41mm
Packed weight1.096kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photographGianluca Battista
Jacket designHenry Steadman
Jacket photographsCorbis (Wall Street)
Getty News (figure)

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