The Red Room

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014 - Fiction - 399 pages
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“This installment is all about impossible escapes and elusive spycraft….Another hit in this knockout thriller series featuring nonstop danger, casually clever descriptions of exotic locales, evolving characterization, and evenhanded sociopolitical commentary. Recommended for every beach bag.” —Booklist

In the newest international thrill ride from New York Times-bestselling author Ridley Pearson, John Knox and Grace Chu, the incomparable and often incompatible duo, team up again, this time in the exotic “city between two worlds,” Istanbul.

What’s it like to see yourself in a picture you never knew was taken? 

John Knox is an expert at surveillance and delicate, international dealings. So he is understandably thrown when David “Sarge” Dulwich, his contact at Rutherford Risk, hands him a photo of a transaction he recently facilitated in the Middle East. More curious to him, he’s shown that photo while in the Red Room, the private security company’s highly secure underground bunker, where eavesdropping is impossible and privacy ensured. Why all the cloak-and-dagger?

Knox is pressured into accepting a job as an art broker in the mysterious Istanbul, a city situated on two continents where East meets West and Islam meets Christianity. It is a melting pot of spies, terrorists, and conflicting interests.

Teamed with smart, quick, and fearless Grace Chu, Knox must navigate a murky operation, the only goal of which is to spend five minutes in the proximity of a man they’ve never met. Why? What can it possibly matter? And why are so many others bound and determined to see it never happens—at any cost? 

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: John Knox and Grace Chu are teamed up to do an in-and-out with a piece of grey-market art. Their real job was to meet the buyer and 'stay in the room 5 minutes' with him. Nothing goes as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cherylk - LibraryThing

Another book that I was excited to read. That was the story but it was a different story when I actually read it. Yeah the plot was good. I liked the background location that this story took place in ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Ridley Pearson is the New York Times-bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including The Risk Agent and Choke Point, featuring John Knox and Grace Chu; the Walt Fleming novels; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Saint Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho. 

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