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SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
'Spectacular.' Mail on Sunday
'Top-tier.' New York Times
The pulse-racing international thriller of the year
Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he's living the wrong life. Then one night in Argentina a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can't refuse. Soon Will's bad choices - and dark secrets - take him across Europe, from a Bordeaux chateau to a midnight raid in Paris, from a Dublin dive-bar to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the cliffs of Iceland.
As Will is drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications - and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.
'Continues his run of smart, elegant thrillers . . . written with wit and charm as well as satirical brio.' Guardian
'It's hard to believe this is only Pavone's third book - he's already an automatic must-read for me.' LEE CHILD
'A successful mix of Gone Girl and John Le Carré ... Events speed to a spectacular denouement.'Mail on Sunday, Thriller of the Week
One torrid tryst with a bewitching blond in Argentina might be all it takes to torpedo the comfortable existence of Will Rhodes, the globe-trotting hero of this fast-paced but far-fetched thriller from Edgar-winner Pavone (The Accident). With evidence of his infidelity as leverage, the temptress, who calls herself Elle and presents herself as an Australian freelance wine writer, strong-arms the New York based journalist for Travelers magazine into a string of dangerous covert ops during his assignments that increasingly, perplexingly, appear to target his Travelers colleagues, especially his boss, Malcolm Somers. Understandably preoccupied with the quagmire of lies and secrets into which he's sinking, Will only belatedly begins to notice that his smart, sexy wife, Chloe, might be leading something of a secret life herself. With its intricate plot pinballing down dual, occasionally crisscrossing tracks, the story offers plenty of page-turning action in exotic locales though some readers may lament the lack of a truly likable central character to root for.