The red lotus / Chris Bohjalian.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Crookston Public Library||CD TALKING BOOK BOH (Text)||33500013252531||Main||Checked out||07/14/2020|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||CD TALKING BOOK BOH (Text)||33500013252549||Main||Checked out||07/23/2020|
- ISBN: 9780593169391
- ISBN: 0593169395
- Physical Description: 10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Audio, 
- Copyright: ©℗2020
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|Participant or Performer Note:||
Read by Rebecca Lowman.
Falling in love with a wounded former patient and accompanying him on a cycling trip to Vietnam, an emergency-room doctor uncovers a bizarre series of deceptions that culminate in her boyfriend's unexplained disappearance.
The first time Alexis saw Austin, it was a Saturday night. Not in a bar, but in the emergency room where Alexis sutured a bullet wound in his arm. Six months later, on the brink of falling in love, they travel to Vietnam on a bike tour so that Austin can show her his passion for cycling and he can pay his respects to the place where his father and uncle fought in the war. But as Alexis sips white wine and waits at the hotel for him to return from his solo ride, two men emerge from the tall grass and Austin vanishes into thin air. As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, navigating the FBI, Austin's prickly family and her colleagues at the hospital, Alexis uncovers a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: Where did Austin go? Why did he really bring her to Vietnam? And how much danger has he left her in?
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
The Red Lotus, a taut thriller, is truly a story for our times. Themes of globalization, pandemic, and biological warfare all appear within a doctor's inquiry into her boyfriend's sudden death on vacation in Vietnam. Alexis is convinced that Austin's bike crash was no accident, and suspects that his reasons for the trip were lies. Back in the United States, she digs deeper into the mystery he left behind, while listeners learn the backstory from others' perspectives. Lowman narrates the unfolding danger while embodying a range of characters (including an archetypal New York PI). As Alexis and others uncover fresh horrors, Lowman's tone evolves from confusion to realization to concern, building tension as they are let in on details listeners already know are coming. The mastermind, meanwhile, becomes alternately menacing, arrogant, and satisfied by the power he wields over others, including his nervous and conflicted subordinates. After the climax, Lowman repairs the damage with soothing calm, before ending on an ominous note that feels particularly prescient today. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of twenty-one books, including The Red Lotus, Midwives, and The Flight Attendant, which will be an HBO Max limited series later this year starring Kaley Cuoco. His other books include The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; and The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont and can be found at chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, and Goodreads.
Rebecca Lowman is a performer of stage, film, and television. In addition to playing the lead in Eve of Understanding, for which she won the best actress award at the 2006 Boston Film Festival, she has appeared in the television series Burn Notice, Private Practice, Criminal Minds, The Shield, Big Love, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and Will & Grace.
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