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The Paris Diversion
A Novel
By (author): Chris Pavone
9781524761509 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense May 07, 2019
$36.00 CAD
Forthcoming 6.43 x 9.44 x 1.3 in 384 pages 3 B/W PHOTOS Crown
Kate Moore from The Expats is back in the latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestseller Chris Pavone, set in Paris over the course of one day

After the events of The Expats, Kate Moore and her husband Dexter have settled into a new life in Paris—playing tennis in the Jardins du Luxembourg and sipping coffee over Le Monde at the Cafe de Flore. The last thing she expects when she hears sirens while dropping her kids off at school is for her entire life to be turned upside down. With a suicide bomber outside the Louvre, a tech CEO and old nemesis of Dexter’s missing, and no orders coming from Langley, Kate must partner with a French agent to figure out who is orchestrating the attack. Minute by minute, she comes closer to the truth—that the past she hoped she left behind might be closer than she thinks. And if she can’t stop the shadowy figure behind it all, Paris may never be the same. Sophisticated plotting, psychologically nuanced characterization, and an unbeatable Paris setting make this the next bestseller from Chris Pavone.

Story Locale: Paris, Venice

RETURNING TO THE CHARACTERS FROM AN ACCLAIMED BESTSELLER: The Expats remains Pavone’s most popular novel, and this return to his most loved characters will have major commercial appeal.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Pavone’s debut novel won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 2012.

A CROWN BRAND AUTHOR: 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).

CHRIS PAVONE is the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats, The Accident, and The Travelers. He is the winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family.

Author Residence: West Village, New York

Marketing: Digital advertising campaign

Social media promotion on author’s Twitter, @AuthorChrisPavone

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Enrollment in early reviewer programs

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Library and academic marketing

Publicity: National publicity

National review and feature attention

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Praise for the work of Chris Pavone:

“Thoroughly captivating.” —New York Times Book Review

“Bombshell-a-minute.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Stylish, sophisticated entertainment.” --Washington Post

“Unputdownable.”—New York Times

“Written with wit and charm.”—The Guardian


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