Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to the Christopher Reich novel series, The Rules of Deception; Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce.

The book will be published in summer 2008; Variety says the story follows a physician for Doctors Without Borders who shares an addiction to extreme sports with his wife. When they hike in the Swiss Alps, she falls into an inaccessible ravine. The doctor later receives a letter addressed to his wife. The contents put him in the center of a conspiracy that could result in nuclear war in the Middle East. Reich is already writing the follow-up, Rules of Vengeance.

A quick turnaround is expected on The Rules of Deception once the book is finished.