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June 24, 2024

Shan Serafin Takes Readers on a Wild Ride in Debut Thriller

by Susan Roberts

The glittering world of high finance conceals a dark underbelly of corruption and abuse. And the powerful men at its heart will do just about anything to keep their secrets from being exposed.

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book cover of thriller novel The Paris Vendetta by Shan Serafin
June 2024; Mysterious Press; 978-1613165270
ebook, print (328 pages); thriller

This new thriller takes place in the beautiful cities of Paris and Amsterdam.  Even though there are some great descriptions of well-known places in both cities, the main character is on the run and has no time to enjoy the cities as he is caught up in a cat-and-mouse game and at times is unsure whether the people who are chasing him want to do him harm or help him out of his dilemma.

A huge banking conference in Paris is a big moment in the career of investment banker Adam Macia's career.  He will finally have the chance to impress his bosses and gain the promotion that he has been working towards. When he arrives at the glamorous opening party, he sees his boss and his career go up in flames.  Suddenly, instead of being an investment banker, he is on the run being pursued by the Paris police for arson.  He is fired from his job and the one person he thinks can help him out of this - his best friend Jenn - isn't answering her phone or returning his panicked calls.  The longer he's on the run, the more people are looking for him and he ends up being targeted by a powerful syndicate operating in the shadows of the City of Lights.  Can he stay ahead of the people who are trying to kill him long enough to tell the world about the syndicate and their goals before they succeed in getting rid of him?

This book is a real page-turner full of twists and turns.  Just when you think you know who is chasing Adam, you find out that the author has fooled you and you are totally wrong.  There was one particular character that I wasn't sure was a good guy or a bad guy until almost the end of the story.  Plus where is the elusive Jenn and why isn't she helping her best friend?

This is a debut novel for Shan Serafin and after reading The Paris Vendetta, I look forward to his future books.

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Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.   

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