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Moorhead Public Library ABB (Text) 33500013422589 New Checked out 08/12/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781538719145
  • ISBN: 1538719142
  • Physical Description: 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

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"Henry North is a down-on-his-luck cybersecurity expert from New Orleans. Wei "Adam" Zhang is the cofounder of one of Austin's most successful venture capitalist firms. These two men didn't know each other. They had never met. Yet they died together, violently, in a place neither had any business being, leaving behind two widows. Kirsten North is a 30-year-old consultant for the tech sector, when one day, Henry doesn't return from a business trip. Kirsten panics -- and then gets an anonymous phone call: Your husband is dead in Austin. When she frantically searches for information, she finds the days-old news about the murdered millionaire and the unknown man found with him. Flora Zheng knew her husband was keeping secrets. She suspected an affair, but she had decided she could forgive him for his weakness -- until her husband ended up dead. And with no explanation for her husband's murder, the police begin to suspect her. An uneasy alliance forms as the two widows delve into their husbands' deadly and dangerous secrets - as they try to protect their own. Together they will face a powerful foe determined to write a false narrative about the murders. In doing so, neither Flora nor Kirsten will remain the woman the world thought they were"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
    *Starred Review* What do you do if you get a phone call, apparently from your husband's phone, from someone who tells you that your husband, who supposedly is in New York on business, has just been shot and killed in Austin, Texas? If you're Kirsten North, a professional researcher, you get on a computer and confirm there has been a shooting in Austin. Then you get on a plane to find out if the victim is your husband. But there's an additional detail: there were two shooting victims. The other dead man was a wealthy venture capitalist. According to Kirsten, and to the other man's widow, Flora, the two men did not know each other and had no reason to be together. Kirsten and Flora, a former journalist, join forces to find out why their husbands were killed. Abbott is one of the preeminent writers of thrillers involving ordinary people caught up in unusual and dangerous situations. He's the equal of Harlen Coben and Linwood Barclay, and lately he's been on a roll, with Blame (2017), The Three Beths (2018), and Never Ask Me (2020) featuring some of his best plotting and writing. An Ambush of Widows continues that trend, delivering two irresistible lead characters, a shrewd villain, and a story that defies our expectations. Great stuff. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels. He is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute) and is a three-time nominee for the Edgar Award. A former President of Mystery Writers of America, he lives in Austin with his family. You can visit his website at

Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Wives > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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