As ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ draws to its climax, the Phantom—one of the most mysterious and romantic figures ever created—carries Christine, the young opera singer and victim of his obsessive love, into the labyrinthine depths of the darkened Paris Opera House. Pursued by her fiancé and a vengeful mob, the Phantom disappears into the shadows, never to be seen again. Until now...Frederick Forsyth picks up the story, following the Phantom’s escape to New York where he begins a new and secret life, carving out for himself a kingdom of fortune and power. As he realizes one of his most ambitious dreams—to build the greatest and most glittering opera house in the world—so he plans to lure Christine, by now a celebrated diva, to perform in his new creation. In a climax of explosive triumph and tragedy, ‘The Phantom of Manhattan’ continues the brilliant legend of the Phantom, and gives the world the sequel for which it has long been waiting.