Maxim Jakubowski May 2016 Highly Recommended.
When a spoiled travel journalist succumbs to sexual temptation on an assignment on a trip to Argentina, his whole world is about to be pulled apart and not just his shaky marriage. A dazzling conspiracy thriller that spans the globe and introduces a female foe of wonderful seduction and cruelty, this fast-paced read is, like Pavone's two earlier internationally-set thrillers, 'The Expats' and 'The Accident', a complex hall of mirrors wrapping plots within plots, and featuring a surfeit of characters who are not what they seem alongside his signature, hapless male protagonist at its centre. Pavone excels at putting strong women characters at the heart of his plots while never neglecting the action, exotic but realistic travel, deceitful wiles and violence which one would never initially associate with them. Highly satisfying thrills with an innovative background of magazine publishing as a cover for spying and murder.
Will Rhodes is an award-winning correspondent for The Travelers, on assignment at a luxury Argentinian resort - fine wines and gourmet food, polo fields and the looming Andes. But Will's life is about to be turned upside down when a new flirtation turns into something far more dangerous, and he only realizes too late. Turns out he's been targeted, he just doesn't know why. He doesn't know what these people truly want and how far into his life they will reach, to his friends and his colleagues, to his boss and his wife. He doesn't know that they will stop at nothing in their pursuit, and he doesn't know about the secrets he has already been keeping...
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'I love his writing, it's smart and elegant and brilliantly intertwines intrigue with menace.' Peter James
'He's already an automatic must-read for me.' Lee Child
'[One] of the most intelligent thrillers of the year.' Booklist, starred review
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Publisher: Faber & Faber
|Publication date:||10th March 2016|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, and was an editor at book-publishing houses in New York for fifteen years. His 2012 debut, The Expats, described by the Sunday Times as 'a captivating, sophisticated thriller' was an international best seller and won the Edgar Award for best first novel. Author photo credit © Nuna Subin Click here to read a Q&A with this author.More About Chris Pavone