Expats Paperback – 15 Oct 2012
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"Sly. . . . Pavone strengthens this book with a string of head-spinning revelations in its last pages. . . . The tireless scheming of all four principals truly exceeds all sane expectations." --"The New York Times" "Bombshell-a-minute. . . . Pavone creates a fascinating, complicated hero." --"Entertainment Weekly" "A gripping spy drama and an artful study of the sometimes cat-and-mouse game of marriage." --"Family Circle" "Smartly executed. . . . Pavone is full of sharp insights into the parallels between political espionage and marital duplicity. . . . Thoroughly captivating." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Superb. . . . [Pavone] expertly draws readers along with well-timed clues and surprises. . . . An engineering marvel." --"Richmond Times-Dispatch" "Expertly and intricately plotted, with a story spiraling into disaster and a satisfyingly huge amount of double-crossing, "The Expats" certainly doesn't feel like a first novel. This is an impressively assured entry to the thriller scene." --"The Guardian "(London) "Refreshingly original. . . . Part Ludlum in the pacing, part Le Carre in the complexity of story and character, but mostly Chris Pavone. . . . A thriller so good that you wonder what other ideas [Pavone] has up his cloak, right alongside the obligatory dagger." --"The Star-Ledger" "Amazing. . . . Impossible to put down. . . . Pavone invokes memories of the great writers of spy fiction of the past, and he has the chops to be mentioned with the best of them." --Associated Press "A blast. . . . Pavone is spinning a fantastic tale with action that spans the globe." --"Dallas Morning News" "Highly entertaining." --"Mystery Scene" "Thoroughly enjoyable." --"Suspense" Magazine "Hard to put down." --"San Francisco Bay Guardian" "Stunningly assured. . . . An intricate, suspenseful plot that is only resolved in the final pages." --"Booklist" (starred review) "Brilliant, -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
The Expats by Chris Pavone is the astonishing international thriller guaranteed to keep you hooked to the very last page. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.See all Product Description
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The Expats is the impressive debut novel by American author, Chris Pavone. Set mainly in Europe, the action switches between Paris in the present day and Washington DC and Luxembourg two years previously. Kate Moore quit her undercover job with the CIA, a job that was secret even from her husband, Dexter, to move to Luxembourg with him and their young sons, Jake and Ben. There, Dexter's job as a systems security expert for banks could afford them a better income and an enviable lifestyle which included weekends in places like Paris and Amsterdam. As expats, they socialised mainly with other expats, and had soon formed a friendship with Julia and Bill Maclean. But Kate's CIA training leads her to suspect that Julia and Bill are not what they first seem and she begins to wonder: are they are assassins? Are they investigating her for unlawful actions in her CIA career? Or are they after her husband? Which leads her to start wondering if Dexter has been completely truthful with her. As Kate makes certain discoveries in the present day narrative, she flashes back to two years ago, her exit from the CIA and their early months in Luxembourg, and certain events and conversations suddenly become startlingly clear.
This novel has a superbly clever plot full of twists and turns that has the reader guessing to the last line. Without giving away too much of the story, Pavone uses the present day narrative to sow enough seeds of intrigue to keep the reader engrossed in the action two years previous. Interestingly, Pavone writes from Kate's point of view, something he does very competently. As the suspense built, I found myself more and more on the edge of my seat.Read more ›
And I liked the ending. This is a book that has stayed with me - the characters and the plot. On thinking back, the characters are consistent and believable, something I can't say about many thrillers. Definitely to be recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The best thriller I have read since le Carre. American dense and weirdly very domestic. A curio. But brilliant and a writer that I would snap up for film.Published 2 days ago by nigel
This has been a most nail biting read. One felt as an observer looking into the world of suspense , international espionage all with a human face plus greed and most importantly... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the most boring 'thriller' I have ever read. I can't believe it was recommended by the Sunday Times. Gave up twice but thought I should give it one last chance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eddie.H
This was extremely enjoyable and I read it through in two days. A compelling read and enough twists to keep me reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jane Finch
This guy writes in a way that makes me believe I could write a novel too. Is he paid by the word? The overlong descriptions of people, streets, shops clothes etc that have NO... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeremy Raggett
Seemed like a very personal account and probably only appeals if you are also a 30 something middle class American planning to work in Europe for a few years. I didn't finish it.Published 3 months ago by Julia Watts
Nearly a 5 star but I did get lost a few times where the book dotted around between past, present and something in between. Really enjoyed it though and was good holiday reading. Read morePublished 3 months ago by NeilMoores