is a fast paced political thriller by Robert Harris. The title refers to the ghost writer, who is hired to help Adam Lang, the ex-Prime Minister of England, pen his memoir. The first ghost writer fell off the ferry into Nantucket Sound, and his body washed up onto shore; so he needed to be replaced. Suspicion is warranted against multiple characters, as the ghost tries to find out who is subject really
. The ex-Prime Minister seems unabashedly to be based on Tony Blair, including his toadying up to America during the Iraq invasion.
There are plot revelations right up to the final pages. I picked up this book for a quick read, and with an interest in seeing the recent film adaptation. To me, The Ghost
is a step above the usual thriller fare, and I look forward to reading more of Robert Harris.