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Title:
Killer thriller / Lee Goldberg.
ISBN:
9781503903562

9781503904286
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Seattle, WA : Thomas & Mercer, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
271 pages ; 22 cm.
Abstract:
Everybody loves Ian Ludlow's action novels - especially the CIA - because the spies know something the public doesn't: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true. Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant Margo French to research his wildest story yet - a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States. What Ian doesn't know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he's an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme. Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster. He's written himself into a corner that could cost his life...and his country.
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Summary

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg's action-packed sequel to the Washington Post bestseller True Fiction , a hapless writer is pitted against an enemy nation mounting a treacherous plot lifted from one of his thrillers.

Everybody loves Ian Ludlow's action novels--especially the CIA--because the spies know something the public doesn't: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true. Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant Margo French to research his wildest story yet--a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States.

What Ian doesn't know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he's an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme. Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster. He's written himself into a corner that could cost his life...and his country.


Author Notes

Lee Goldberg is a screenwriter, TV producer, and the author of several books including King City, The Walk, the Monk series, and the Fox and O'Hare series written with Janet Evanovich. He was the 2012 recipient of the Poirot Award from Malice Domestic.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Authentic-seeming background and meticulous detail somewhat mitigate the comic book superhero plotting and writing in Goldberg's sequel to 2018's True Fiction, which introduced Ian Ludlow, a thriller writer whose scripts have the unfortunate habit of coming true, and his sidekick, CIA agent Margo French, who's adept at getting them out of the messes that his bumbling gets them into. The story alternates between the perambulations of Ludlow, who has come to Hong Kong to witness the shooting of his latest script, and glimpses of the violent actions of the Chinese cabal that has eyes and ears everywhere and is preparing to take over the world. The villains stumble across a copy of Ludlow's script, which inadvertently parallels their own schemes, and decide he knows too much. They attempt to kill him in Hong Kong and in Shanghai and then in Paris, where the Chinese and Ludlow have a final showdown, in which Margo plays a decisive role. Despite the nonstop over-the-top action, cardboard cutout bad guys, and a surfeit of pointless killings, some readers will find this a suspension-of-disbelief page-turner. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.