Chris Pavone

Cindy Seip

Chris Pavone is the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. In Pavone’s new thriller, The Paris Diversion (Crown), American expat Kate Moore is back to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems—and that it involves her family. At breakneck pace, through 12 hours and multiple voices, Pavone weaves various stories. Kate is thinking on tonight’s dinner party; her husband, in the small fortune he’s going to make via an extremely risky investment. Elsewhere in the city, a high-tech CEO is planning on making a huge fortune, with a major corporate acquisition; and somewhere else, a terrorist elbows his way into the crowded courtyard of the world’s largest museum, sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker. He is planning to die today. And he won’t be the only one. Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Cutting Edge, called it “Thriller writing at its absolute best. With echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carré, Pavone’s novel [is] both a nonstop adventure ride and a smart, stylish and compelling meditation on family, courage, responsibilities, and the relationships we create, for good and bad, throughout our lives.”