Pat Nolan, an American man, is summoned to Paris to claim the body of his estranged daughter Megan, who has committed suicide. The body, however, is not Megan’s and it becomes instantly clear to Pat that Megan staged this, that she is in serious trouble, and that she is calling to him for help.
This sends Pat on an odyssey that stretches across France and into the Czech Republic and that makes him the target of both the French police and a band of international terrorists. Joining Pat on his search is Catherine Laurence, a beautiful but tormented Paris detective who sees in Pat something she never thought she’d find-genuine passion and desperate need. As they look for Megan, they come closer to each other’s souls and discover love when both had long given up on it.
Juxtaposed against this story is Megan’s story. A freelance journalist, Megan is in Morocco to do research when she meets Abdel Lahani, a Saudi businessman. They begin a torrid affair, a game Megan has played often and well in her adult life. But what she discovers about Lahani puts her in the center of a different kind of game, one with rules she can barely comprehend. Because of her relationship with Lahani, Megan has made some considerable enemies. And she has put the lives of many-maybe even millions-at risk. (taken from Goodreads).
This book contains all the elements of a great thriller, suspense, foreign locations, terrorists and a touch of romance. LePore had me hooked from the very first page and kept me turning the pages until I found myself with no more pages to turn.
The characters have a slight touch of believability to them and I think this is because the reader can relate to the baggage that all the characters are carrying around with them. This baggage added reality to the novel and this helps to add depth to the novel.
I did not think that I was going to like Megan Nolan as a character. However I felt myself liking her as a character more and more. I believe that the road to corruption is a easy one but the reader will see Megan Nolan start the road to redemption which is the more difficult road. I think this redemption is what starts to make Megan Nolan a likable character to the reader.
I loved the ending of this novel, it brought a certain amount of hope to the novel and the reader.
I highly recommend this novel as a high pace thriller that you as the reader will be unable to put down.