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Afterburn

Afterburn

A Novel

Colin Harrison

Picador

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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 KONG
SEPTEMBER 7, 1999
HE 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...

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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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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.

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