A World I Never Made by James LePore

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Pat Nolan, an American man, is summoned to Paris to claim the body of his estranged daughter Megan, who has committed suicide. The body, however, is not Megan’s and it becomes instantly clear to Pat that Megan staged this, that she is in serious trouble, and that she is calling to him for help.

This sends Pat on an odyssey that stretches across France and into the Czech Republic and that makes him the target of both the French police and a band of international terrorists. Joining Pat on his search is Catherine Laurence, a beautiful but tormented Paris detective who sees in Pat something she never thought she’d find—genuine passion and desperate need. As they look for Megan, they come closer to each other’s souls and discover love when both had long given up on it.

Juxtaposed against this story is Megan’s story. A freelance journalist, Megan is in Morocco to do research when she meets Abdel Lahani, a Saudi businessman. They begin a torrid affair, a game Megan has played often and well in her adult life. But what she discovers about Lahani puts her in the center of a different kind of game, one with rules she can barely comprehend. Because of her relationship with Lahani, Megan has made some considerable enemies. And she has put the lives of many—maybe even millions—at risk.

A World I Never Made is an atmospheric novel of suspense with brilliantly drawn characters and back-stories as compelling as the plot itself. It is the kind of novel that resonates deeply and leaves its traces long after you turn the final page.

About James LePore

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James LePore is an attorney who has practiced law for more than two decades. He is also an accomplished photographer (his work can be seen at www.nakedeyeimages.com). He lives in South Salem, NY with his wife, artist Karen Chandler. Sons and Princes is his third novel, following A World I Never Made and Blood of My Brother as part of a three-paperback tandem The Story Plant will publish in 2010. He is currently at work on his fourth novel, which The Story Plant plans to publish in hardcover in 2011.
Published March 24, 2009 by Story Plant, The. 268 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Review: James LePore's debut novel, A World I Never Made, is an interesting and well-developed character study but ultimately disappoints as a novel of suspense.Pat Nolan is summoned from the US to Paris to identify the remains of his estranged daughter, Megan, a purported suicide.

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Although Nolan feels certain that his daughter is alive, he has very few clues as to her whereabouts. As he begins his search, he is joined by Catherine Laurence, a beautiful but tormented Paris detective who sees in Nolan something she never thought she’d find—genuine passion and desperate...

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