327pp. 8vo. Black paper over boards with gilt on spine. Signed boldly by author on the left side of title page, this is the author's debut spy thriller. Book is tight and unread and has a complete number line beginning with the number 1. An exciting story of spies, spycraft, and human nature which takes place in Washington, DC, briefly, then moves to Europe for the rest of the book. Book is pristine and is gift quality. Jacket is Brodart protected.
The international thriller that Patricia Cornwell says is "bristling with suspense" about an American abroad who finds herself in complex web of intrigue.
Can We Ever Escape Our Secrets?
Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage . . . and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew.
She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn't speak, doing the housewifely things she's never before done--playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry. Meanwhile, her husband works incessantly, at a job Kate has never understood, for a banking client she's not allowed to know. He's becoming distant and evasive; she's getting lonely and bored.
Then another American couple arrives. Kate soon becomes suspicious that these people are not who they say they are, and she's terrified that her own past is catching up to her. So Kate begins to dig, to peel back the layers of deception that surround her. She discovers fake offices and shell corporations and a hidden gun, a mysterious farmhouse and numbered accounts with bewildering sums of money, and finally unravels the mind-boggling long-play con that threatens her family, her marriage, and her life.
Stylish and sophisticated, fiercely intelligent and expertly crafted, The Expats
proves Chris Pavone to be a writer of tremendous talent.
Title: The Expats A Novel
Categories: Crime Fiction,
Publisher: New York, Crown Publishing: 2012
ISBN Number: 0307956350
ISBN Number 13: 9780307956354
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: as new Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001763
Keywords: Collectible - Like New; Signed; First Edition; Dust Jacket - Like New,