SEQUEL TO AN ACCLAIMED BESTSELLER: The Expats remains Chris Pavone’s most popular and bestselling novel, and this return to his best loved characters will have major commercial appeal.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Chris Pavone’s debut novel won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 2012
GROWING A CROWN BRAND AUTHOR: Chris Pavone’s novels have been successful in both trade and mass market editions, and this represents an opportunity to further grow a Crown brand author.
EVERGREEN APPEAL OF PARIS SETTING: The beauty and culture of Paris comes alive in this novel, a setting with perennial appeal for fiction readers.
TIMELY SUBJECT MATTER: The ripped-from-the-headlines subject matter of this novel will present opportunities for media at on-sale.
FILM NEWS: Chris Pavone will be back in the headlines when Dreamworks Studios movie adaptation of The Travelers hits the big screen (release date TBD).
CROSS PROMOTION: Simultaneous publication with the Crown hardcover. Also available as an unabridged audiobook from Random House Audio.
“Chris Pavone’s The Paris Diversion is the best espionage novel I’ve read this year. Smart, sophisticated and suspenseful, this is Pavone’s finest novel to date—and that’s saying something.”—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once
“I nominate Kate Moore, the protagonist of Chris Pavone’s sizzling new thriller The Paris Diversion, for patron saint of working wives and mothers everywhere.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“I tore through The Paris Diversion, completely caught up in the thrilling story of one remarkable day in Paris. With its twisting, high-stakes plot, all-too-human characters, and unrelenting tension, I couldn’t read it fast enough! I absolutely loved it—highly recommended!”—Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“A fast-paced and heartfelt thriller set in the world of espionage and terrorism that echoes the best of John le Carré.”—Associated Press
“Pavone’s timely new thriller spins through 12 hours and multiple voices to a startling conclusion.”—BBC Culture
“Thriller writing at its absolute best. With echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carré, Pavone’s novel accomplishes that rare feat of being 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. The Paris Diversion does far more than divert; it grips us from the very beginning and doesn’t let go.”—Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Cutting Edge
“[A] fast-paced thriller…shelve alongside le Carré, Forsyth, and other masters of foreign intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews
“As full of fast-paced twists and turns as a great car chase, you will race through Chris Pavone’s new book. This is a thrilling story of international intrigue set in my favorite city in the word—Paris. I loved it!!”—Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, New York Times bestselling author and TV Host
“Sleek, cunning and breakneck, Chris Pavone’s The Paris Diversion sweeps you into its frenetic rhythms from its first pages. With a sprawling cast of characters, with its scissoring plot twists, and especially with Kate—as rich and complicated a hero as you could hope for—it keeps you returning for more and more. A knockout.”—Megan Abbott, author of Give Me Your Hand and You Will Know Me
“Chris Pavone is a master craftsman. A natural storyteller. Whether we’re being driven around Paris in a car trunk or walking through the Luxembourg Gardens, his descriptions leap off the page. The Paris Diversion is a terrific read.”—Jason Matthews, New York Times bestselling author of the Red Sparrow trilogy
“An ingenious, engrossing sequel to an ingenious, engrossing original. If only all follow-ups were this good.”—John Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Parker thriller series
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