The Travelers

The Travelers

Book - 2016
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When a woman with whom he has shared a harmless flirtation shows up at his hotel door with a gun, travel writer and food expert Will Rhodes discovers the real reason his job occasionally requires him to assume different names and deliver mysterious parcels.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2016
ISBN: 9780385348485
0385348487
Branch Call Number: FIC Pavo
Characteristics: 433 pages ; 24 cm

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0007548100dmw
Oct 10, 2016

O.K. book. A bit confusing as author jumps from character to character. Hard to follow.

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KBesserman
Jun 17, 2016

Great book. Could not put it down.

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Suecue
Apr 30, 2016

Chris Pavone just keeps getting better with each novel. The Travelers kept me guessing almost until the end. Loved the plot twists, the different locales, the intriguing yet believable characters. The ending was satisfying too. Well constructed, well paced, well written. Keep 'em coming, Mr. Pavone.

JCLKariE Apr 23, 2016

The Travelers is a fast-paced, globe-trotting novel filled with CIA intrigue. What better cover for a spy than to be a travel writer? Pavone creates edge-of-your-seat thrills that leave you guessing until the end.

See my staff pick blog post for the full review and other novels I'm reading.

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StarGladiator
Apr 18, 2016

I agree with the commenter, bluehydrangea, and they may be right with the comparison with North By Northwest, but I found myself being reminded of Hitchcock's movie, Charade - - the original one with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn (not the horrible remake with Marky Mark Wahlberg!).

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stephaniedchase
Apr 14, 2016

Much better than THE ACCIDENT, not quite as good as THE EXPATS, but nevertheless an enjoyable light spy thriller that moves at a great pace.

ChristchurchLib Apr 10, 2016

In this complex, intelligent novel, travel writer Will Rhodes is completely unaware that his boss is running a spy agency alongside his travel magazine. In fact, he only learns about it when a woman shows up at his door with a gun and firm orders to recruit him, willingly or not, to the CIA. From there, an international chase ensues, while Will's marriage gets increasingly tense as he spins more and more lies. If John Le Carré doesn't pack enough punch, and Robert Ludlum isn't cerebral enough, The Travelers might be right up your alley.

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bluehydrangea
Apr 02, 2016

Enjoyable enough, if a bit long. It's a bit like North by Northwest (the movie) in places. Prepare to be confused.

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