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Author : Ian K. Smith Pages : 432 pages Publisher : St. Martin's Press Language : eng ISBN-10 : 1250182395 ISBN-13 : 9781250182 395

The Ancient Nine "Pul ls you into the dep ths of a sec ret wor ld fro m the first pag e. Ian


Smi th’s nov el is un mis sab le." —H arla n Cob en, aut hor of Mis sin g You Ca mb ridg e, Mas sac hus etts , Fall 198 8Sp ens er Coll ins An unli kel y Har


var d pro spe ct, sm art and athl etic , stra ppe d for cas h, det erm ine d to suc cee d. Call s his mot her —w ho rais ed him on her ow n in Chi cag o— eve


ry we ek. Dal ton Win thr opA whi tesho e leg acy at Har var d, he' s just the mo st rec ent in a stri ng of mo ney ed, priv ileg ed Win thr op me n in Ca


mb ridg e. He' s got the eas e— and the dee p kno wle dge —t hat co me fro m bel ong ing. The se two find eno ugh co mm on gro und to bec om e frie nds


, ce me ntin g thei r bon d wh en Spe nse r is "pu nch ed" to join the Del phi c Clu b, one of the mo st excl usi ve of Har var d's fam ous allmal e


fina l clu bs. Fou nde d in the nin ete ent h cen tur y, the Del phi c has had tita ns of ind ustr y, Holl yw ood leg end s, hea ds of stat e, and po wer bro


ker s am ong its me mb ers. Dal ton Win thr op kno ws first han d tha t the Del phi c doe sn't offe r me mb ers hip s to just any one . His gre atunc le


is one of thei r old est livi ng me mb ers, and Dal ton gre w up on stor ies of the clu b's ritu als. But wh y is his unc le so cry ptic abo ut the Anc ient Nin


e, a sha do wy gro up of alu ms wh ose ide ntiti es are unk no wn and wh ose po wer is abs olut e? The y pro tect the Del phi c's dar kes t and old est sec


rets —in clu din g wh at hap pen ed to a stu den t wh o sne ake d into the clu b's stat ely bric k ma nsi on in 192 7 and was nev er see n aga in. Dal


ton ste ers Spe nse r into dee per and dee per rec ess es of the clu b, and bey ond , to try to ma ke sen se of wh at the y thin k the y ma y be seei


ng. But wit h eac h scr ap of info rma tion the y get fro m an oct oge nari an Cri ms on gra dua te, a cru mbl ing ne wsp ape r in the libr ary' s arc hiv


es, or one of Har var d's mo st fam ous and hea vily gua rde d hist oric al boo ks, a fres h co mpl icat ion trip s the m up. The mo re the frie nds inv esti


gat e, the mo re que stio ns the y une art h, tan glin g the stor y of the clu b, the dis app ear anc e, and the Anc ient Nin e, unti l the y real ize thei r


ow n live s are in dan ger . The Ancient Nine

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