An exhilarating journey that will satisfy the most avid thriller reader
Time passes. Eddie Grant cleaned up most of the organized-crime gang who murdered his father, his wife, and his young son, but the evil genius behind the plot remains out of reach, invisible. It’s as though he never existed, but Eddie’s thirst for revenge remains as keen as ever. Suddenly, unexpectedly, in a glittering salon in the most expensive corner of Paris, he reappears, linked somehow to a shady French banker, an American TV goldbug, and an ostentatious Texas congressman who’s all hat and no cattle. When the goldbug dies a gruesome death, Eddie must come to a decision: does he or doesn’t he follow the case to the end? The wrong choice could be the last one he ever makes. In this sequel to Treasure of Saint-Lazare, Eddie must decide if his thirst for revenge outweighs the call of his growing romance with the beautiful Aurélie, star professor at the Sorbonne and full partner in his adventures. At her urging, he jumps back into the fray, along with his friend Jeremy Bentham, a retired two-star general he served under as company commander during the First Gulf War. In his public life, Eddie is the golden boy of French-American business, heir to a great American industrial fortune and an investing genius who has multiplied the fortune his father left behind — and Aurélie’s handsome companion at the society events she loves. In the background, he’s a CIA “unofficial," who volunteers to solve international problems with domestic roadblocks, such as the congressman. Kirkus Reviews said Last Stop: Paris is "A full-throttle adventure through modern Europe and the Mediterranean that’s part thriller, part mystery, and all rollicking ride." Shelf Unbound Magazine selected it as one of the six best indie books of 2015.Order Now!
About the Book
In Last Stop: Paris, Franco-American Eddie Grant, aided by his beautiful partner, Sorbonne professor Aurélie, crosses Paris - and Europe - in hot pursuit of the killers of his wife and son ten years earlier. Eddie's Paris, which ranges from the sophisticated salons of the Ile Saint-Louis to the rue Picpus in a working class neighborhood, takes us beyond the usual tourist stops; as one who has lived in the City of Light for decades, I applaud the author's knowledge of its varied quartiers. An intriguing romp - and now I get the double treat of going back to his prize-winning historical mystery Treasure of Saint-Lazare. -- Harriet Welty Rochefort, author of French Fried, French Toast, and Joie de Vivre John Pearce knows Paris: its glittering splendor, but also its shadowy underbelly, its sorrow, double dealing, and mayhem. Last Stop: Paris follows a twisting and turning course across the globe. It's a gripping and complicated tale of international intrigue, terror and revenge. -- Peter Steiner, author of The Resistance and the forthcoming The Capitalist. New Yorker cartoonist known for "On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog."
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