John Pearce's first novel
, Treasure of Saint-Lazare
, set a high bar for international mystery, but his second, Last Stop: Paris
, easily meets and surpasses it. This novel captures the very soul of contemporary Europe, crossing borders with apparently effortless aplomb. And his enterprising character, Eddie Grant, continues to fascinate with his combination of European sophistication and American ingenuity. But Paris too is a main character; Pearce must know that city even better than he knows the back of his hand. -- Ronald Rosbottom, author of When Paris Went Dark
In Last Stop: Paris
, Franco-American Eddie Grant, aided by his beautiful partner, Sorbonne professor Aurélie, crosses Paris - and Europe - in hot pursuit of the killers of his wife and son ten years earlier. Eddie's Paris, which ranges from the sophisticated salons of the Ile Saint-Louis to the rue Picpus in a working class neighborhood, takes us beyond the usual tourist stops; as one who has lived in the City of Light for decades, I applaud the author's knowledge of its varied quartiers. An intriguing romp - and now I get the double treat of going back to his prize-winning historical mystery Treasure of Saint-Lazare
. -- Harriet Welty Rochefort, author of French Fried
, French Toast
, and Joie de Vivre
John Pearce knows Paris
: its glittering splendor, but also its shadowy underbelly, its sorrow, double dealing, and mayhem. Last Stop: Paris
follows a twisting and turning course across the globe. It's a gripping and complicated tale of international intrigue, terror and revenge. -- Peter Steiner, author of The Resistance
and the forthcoming The Capitalist
. New Yorker cartoonist known for "On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog."
About the Author
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John Pearce worked as a journalist in Washington and Europe, where he covered economics for the International Herald Tribune and edited a business magazine.
He now lives most of the year in Sarasota, FL, where he spends his days working on his future books. For several months each year, he and his wife Jan live in Paris, walk its streets, and chase down interesting settings for future books and his blog, PartTimeParisian.com. They lived earlier in Frankfurt, Germany, which gave him valuable insights for several of the scenes in his novels, Treasure of Saint-Lazare and Last Stop: Paris.