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The Alibi Club

Francine Mathews


PUBLISHED: 29th May 2007
ISBN: 9780553586305
ANNOTATION:
Set against the backdrop of a stunning, little-known episode of early World War I, this suspenseful novel follows four women, thrown together by chance, who make a perilous attempt to smuggle a brilliant atomic fusion scientist and his lethal secrets away from Nazi control.
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PUBLISHED: 29th May 2007
ISBN: 9780553586305
ANNOTATION:
Set against the backdrop of a stunning, little-known episode of early World War I, this suspenseful novel follows four women, thrown together by chance, who make a perilous attempt to smuggle a brilliant atomic fusion scientist and his lethal secrets away from Nazi control.

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Set against the backdrop of a stunning, little-known episode of early World War I, this suspenseful novel follows four women, thrown together by chance, who make a perilous attempt to smuggle a brilliant atomic fusion scientist and his lethal secrets away from Nazi control.

Publisher Description

It's the city's most infamous after-hours haunt—a glittering hotbed of deals and debaucheries. The sordid death of Philip Stilwell sends shock waves through the Alibi Club...for there's much more to Stilwell's untimely end than a sex game gone wrong. His murder and the desperate attempt to keep a deadly weapon out of German hands will bring together the strands of a twisted plot of betrayal, passion, and espionage—one connected to the Alibi Club...and to the most explosive secret of the war. As the Nazis march on Paris and the crisis escalates, four remarkable characters are swept into the maelstrom. Their courage will change the course of history. Epic and yet intimate, a seamless blend of fact and fiction based on a little-known episode of the war, The Alibi Club is a thriller of fierce and complex suspense by a writer whose own life in the spy world makes espionage come uniquely alive.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Author Biography

Francine Mathews spent four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA, where she trained in operations and worked briefly on the investigation into the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103. A former journalist, she lives and writes in Colorado.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Review

"What a movie The Alibi Club would make."--Chicago Tribune "Imagine the impeccable period details of Alan Furst's novels about Paris during WWII mixed with a cast straight out of Casablanca and you begin to get some idea of the pleasures on tap in Mathew's new thriller."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A unique portrait of life on the edge of horror... [with] a remarkable cast of characters."--San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

Author
Francine Mathews
Short Title
ALIBI CLUB
Pages
370
Publisher
Bantam Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0553586300
ISBN-13
9780553586305
Media
Book
Format
Mass Market Paperback
Year
2007
Publication Date
2007-05-31
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
Evergreen, CO, US