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Afterburn

A Novel

Colin Harrison

Picador

Charlie Ravich is an international corporate tycoon, a husband and father on the hard side of fifty, and a restless soul in search of immortality. When Christina Welles, a prison parolee, well-schooled in the art of manipulation, walks into his life, Charlie thinks he just might have found what he's looking for. As she tries to outrun her past, and he to understand his future, two obsessions are about to be indulged.

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Afterburn
CHINA CLUB, HONG KONGSEPTEMBER 7, 1999HE WOULD SURVIVE. Oh shit, yes, Charlie promised himself, he'd survive this, too--his ninth formal Chinese banquet in as many evenings, yet another bowl of shark-fin soup being passed to him by the endless waiters in red uniforms, who stood obsequiously against the silk wallpaper pretending not to hear the self-satisfied ravings of those they served. Except for his fellow gweilos--British Petroleum's Asia man, a mischievous German from Lufthansa, and two young American executives from Kodak and Citigroup--the other dozen men at the huge circular
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"A wide-ranging thriller that extends far beyond the typecast confines of the genre."--GQ
 
"Afterburn [is] not just a tightly structured novel of suspense but a rich and textured novel. . . . This is a serious, stylish, generously humane work of fiction."--Entertainment Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Colin Harrison

  • Colin Harrison is the author of five novels, including Manhattan Nocturne and Break and Enter. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, writer Kathryn Harrison, and their three children.
  • Colin Harrison Eric Vialard
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Afterburn

A Novel

Colin Harrison

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