Monday, February 27, 2012
The Expats by Chris Pavone
Ken Follett and Robert Ludlum fans won’t want to miss this smart debut spy novel by Chris Pavone.
Kate Moore moves to Luxembourg with her security expert husband Dexter and their two small children. Dexter has been offered a job that is too good to pass up working as a security consultant for a bank. He will have the task of building security systems to secure millions of dollars. It will, however, give him an opportunity to steal millions, but does he have a secret life? Speaking of secrets...Kate has a small one…she has been working undercover for the CIA for years. Their secrets collide when two FBI agents assigned to find out what Dexter is up to inform Kate that he is a thief.
This carefully thought out and soundly executed plot builds and unfolds slowly but is absolutely worth the wait, and plot twist after plot twist keeps you guessing. Maybe an expert thriller reader will uncover the bad guy before the end…but I was on the edge of my seat. The last fifty or so pages that nearly kept me guessing to the last page.