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Meet and Greet with Chris Pavone in Hartford and Madison
May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Chris Pavone will be visiting Hartford, Connecticut on May 21st at The Mark Twain House (7pm) and Madison, Connecticut on May 23 at RJ Julia Booksellers (7pm) to speak about his new book, THE PARIS DIVERSION
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
This fast-paced thriller which Harlan Coben calls “the best espionage novel I’ve read this year,” marks a return for expat Kate Moore, featured in The Expats (Pavone’s debut which has sold nearly three-quarters of a million copies in English alone, was bought by CBS for film, sold in 21 countries, and won both the Edgar and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel).
With the publication of his first novel The Expats (2012), Chris Pavone established himself as a major new voice in the thriller world. His twisty and sophisticated narrative garnered high praise from John Grisham and Patricia Cornwell, drew comparisons to John le Carré and Graham Greene, was bought by CBS for film, sold in 21 countries, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, and won both the Edgar and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel. His second bestseller, The Accident (2014), blended suspense and high-end elegance, realistic characters with rich inner lives, and layers of secrets. His most recent novel, The Travelers(2016), acquired for film by DreamWorks, was a jet-setting, breathlessly paced thriller that transported readers from the beaches of St-Jean-de-Luz to the isolation of northern Iceland—beautiful places hiding dark tales of surveillance, lies, and espionage. Now with THE PARIS DIVERSION (Crown, May 7, 2019), Pavone returns to Kate and Dexter Moore from The Expats in an explosive new thriller set in the City of Lights.
THE PARIS DIVERSION features a plot ripped straight from the headlines – a suicide bomber shows up at a major tourist attraction in a global capital during a busy workday, and chaos is unleashed. The novel was inspired in part by Pavone’s visit to Paris in 2016—the year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, where he was struck by the similarities to NYC after 9/11, when he lived in a part of Manhattan referred to as the Frozen Zone. A chance encounter at Paris’s iconic bookshop, Shakespeare & Co, years later, helped cement the idea for the novel.
With a sophisticated plot, psychologically nuanced characters, and a backdrop set against one action-packed day in Paris, THE PARIS DIVERSION, is set to be Pavone’s next bestseller.