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The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone In Conversation with Gayle Lynds
THE PARIS DIVERSION by Chris Pavone
In Conversation with Gayle Lynds
In association with the Maine Writers & Publisher's Alliance, please join us on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm at Longfellow Books for an author signing, Q+A, and a moderated talk with author Gayle Lynds!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems - and that it involves her family
American expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her shopping rounds, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular café a leisurely start to a normal day, St-Germain-des-Prés.
Across the Seine, tech CEO Hunter Forsyth stands on his balcony, perplexed that his police escort just departed, and frustrated that his cell service has cut out; Hunter has important calls to make, not all of them technically legal.
And on the nearby rue de Rivoli, Mahmoud Khalid climbs out of an electrician's van, and elbows his way into the crowded courtyard of the world's largest museum, in the epicenter of Western civilization. He sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker.
That's when people start to scream.
Everyone has big plans for the day. Dexter is going to make a small fortune, finally digging himself out of a deep financial hole, via an extremely risky investment. Hunter is going to make a huge fortune, with a major corporate acquisition that will send his company's stock soaring. Kate has less ambitious plans: preparations for tonight's dinner party--one of those homemaker obligations she still hasn't embraced, even after a half-decade of this life--and an uneventful workday at the Paris Substation, the clandestine cadre of operatives that she's been running, not entirely successfully, increasingly convinced that every day could be the last of her career. But every day is also a fresh chance to prove her own relevance, never more so than during today's momentous events.
And Mahmoud? He is planning to die today. And he won't be the only one." —Publisher Marketing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND GUEST SPEAKER:
CHRIS PAVONE is the New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers, The Accident, and The Expats, winner of the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family.
New York Times bestseller GAYLE LYNDS is the award-winning author of ten international espionage novels, including The Assassins, The Book of Spies, and The Last Spymaster. Library Journal calls her “the reigning queen of espionage fiction.” With David Morrell she founded International Thriller Writers. An MWPA board member, she lives in Maine with her husband, John C. Sheldon.
Acclaim for New York Times bestselling author Chris Pavone
Praise for The Paris Diversion:
“One of the genre’s most consistently dazzling architects . . . Pavone gives us a fresh, pulsating, and introspective thriller that delivers on its tourist-heavy Parisian setting and expands and connects territory from his previous novels . . . Sure to please fans of Daniel Silva or Stella Rimington. Absolutely not to be missed.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“[A] fast-paced thriller… shelve alongside le Carré, Forsyth, and other masters of foreign intrigue.” —Kirkus
“Chris Pavone’s The Paris Diversion is the best espionage novel I’ve read this year. Smart, sophisticated and suspenseful, this is Pavone’s finest novel to date—and that’s saying something.”
—HARLAN COBEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once
“I tore through The Paris Diversion, completely caught up in the thrilling story of one remarkable day in Paris. With its twisting, high-stakes plot, all-too-human characters, and unrelenting tension, I couldn’t read it fast enough! I absolutely loved it—highly recommended!”
—SHARI LAPENA, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“Thriller writing at its absolute best. With echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carré, Pavone’s novel accomplishes that rare feat of being both a nonstop adventure ride and a smart, stylish and compelling meditation on family, courage, responsibilities, and the relationships we create, for good and bad, throughout our lives. The Paris Diversion does far more than divert; it grips us from the very beginning and doesn’t let go.”
—JEFFERY DEAVER, New York Times bestselling author of The Cutting Edge