Nora Baron assumes the identity of a notorious femme fatale—who technically doesn’t exist—in a powerhouse thriller from the bestselling author of Mrs. John Doe.
“Tom Savage is a master of the high-speed thriller.”—Michael Connelly
In a Manhattan safe house, Nora Baron—a Long Island mother and drama teacher leading a double life as a CIA operative—meets a spymaster who offers her a top-secret mission. Nora is to take on the role of Chris Waverly, a legend in the field—literally. As Nora’s handler explains, Waverly isn’t so much a person as she is an alias, a cover name shared by several American agents throughout the world. Now, a mysterious ransom note threatens these agents with exposure and certain death.
As the new “Chris Waverly,” Nora travels to Paris to trap the anonymous blackmailer. But from the start, the mission is more dangerous than she could have anticipated. She encounters secrets and lies from her own people, and she’s stalked by shadowy assassins. From the City of Light to a remote village high in the Swiss Alps, Nora follows the trail to a chilling international conspiracy—and the shocking truth about “Chris Waverly.”
Be sure to read all three titles in Tom Savage’s exciting Nora Baron series:
MRS. JOHN DOE | THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH | THE SPY WHO NEVER WAS
And don’t miss his standalone thriller A PENNY FOR THE HANGMAN!
This was a solid 3.75 stars upgraded to a 4. This time the CIA calls in Nora to play the part of a former spy and assassin who was purportedly more than one person. Nora is to go to Paris for approximately five days in this role to show the rest of the undercover world that she is still around. Nora agrees and learns a lot about the situation while in Paris. She calls upon old friends and cohorts to assist her and ultimately goes to small town in Switzerland where the climax ensues. It is well written with well defined characters and a complex plot that will readily hold the reader’s attention. Thanks to Net Galley and Alibi for an ARC for an honest review.
Nice story up until the end. I haven’t read a good ending from any books in a very long time. This one ended fast, but it was still pretty good. Not that ending I’ve been searching for though...but I would definitely read more from this author !