G.P. Putnam's Sons,
An ordinary woman is caught in extraordinary circumstances, in the crackling new thriller from a major new talent. John Altman's first two suspense novels won remarkable praise. Now, Altman gives us his best yet. Hannah Gray is on the run. Unwittingly involved in an insurance fraud, she's leapt upon a friend's offer of tickets to an Adriatic cruise just to clear her head and figure things out. Maybe the fraud has been discovered-or maybe the threat of exposure exists only in her mind. Couldn't it be? But on the ship, she meets Renee Epstein, and that's when her life changes. Renee's husband is a scientist, and he's on the run himself. He's taken off with equations about to be used for a purpose he had not at all intended, but while he's trying to figure out what to do with them, he's scribbled them on the flyleaf of a book. And now his wife has given the book to some fool woman she's met on the boat. Before he can retrieve it, the Epsteins are murdered, Hannah herself is targeted, and an extraordinary adventure begins through the Greek islands and Turkey, as Hannah Gray must use all of a hitherto-unsuspected resourcefulness to battle her way through a situation that only becomes more perilous by the minute. Filled with vivid characters, breathtaking suspense, and delicious atmosphere, Deceptionis indeed what thrillers ought to be and seldom are.
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|Grouped Work ID||551f6a2a-2146-cce9-867f-31f0a02a7d12|
|Grouping Author||altman john|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-12-05 23:51:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-10 04:44:27AM|
|available_at_rampart||Florissant Public Library|
Woodland Park Public Library
|detailed_location_rampart||RLD Florissant Adult Fiction|
RLD Woodland Park Adult Fiction
|display_description||A young woman finds herself in hot water in this international thrill ride from the acclaimed author of A Gathering of Spies and A Game of Spies When Hannah Gray discovers that her lover and business partner has implicated her in a massive act of insurance fraud, she flees Chicago rather than going to the police. An Adriatic cruise will help to clear her head, she reasons, and give her time to plan her next move. On the ship, Hannah meets Renee Epstein, an elderly woman whose husband is also a fugitive, on the run from a top-secret government agency that wants to use his scientific research for a purpose he never intended. Scribbled into the couple's guidebook is the formula for a powerful new energy source with incredible destructive capabilities. Hannah borrows the book, and shortly thereafter, the Epsteins are murdered. Suddenly Hannah is the target of an assassin whose talents are as unique as they are deadly. Pursued from the Greek islands to Istanbul to the South of France, Hannah hopes to stay alive long enough to turn her bad fortune around. Thousands of miles from everything and everyone she knows, she decides to reinvent herself-or die trying.|
|owning_library_rampart||Rampart Library District|
|owning_location_rampart||Florissant Public Library|
Woodland Park Public Library
|subject_facet||Adriatic Sea Region -- Fiction|
Americans -- Adriatic Sea Region -- Fiction
Cruise ships -- Fiction
Scientists -- Fiction
Women travelers -- Fiction
|title_full||Deception / John Altman|
Deception [electronic resource] Altman, John.