The Travelers

The Travelers

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he's living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can't refuse. Soon Will's bad choices--and dark secrets--take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he's drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications--and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385348485
Characteristics: 433 pages ; 25 cm


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Jun 09, 2019

Spies in the publishing world, who knew!! I was confused to the very end and am still pondering who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. Does the CIA do stuff like this?

Jan 28, 2018

Almost done reading this exciting spy thriller. I like the way this story kept me guessing what next?

Oct 10, 2016

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

Jun 17, 2016

Great book. Could not put it down.

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.

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!).

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.

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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