The Travelers

Chris Pavone

A travel writer
A rogue agent
A marriage on the rocks
A whole world of secrets…

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‘Spectacular.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Top-tier.’ New York Times

The pulse-racing international thriller of the year

Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night in Argentina a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices – and dark secrets – take him across Europe, from a Bordeaux chateau to a midnight raid in Paris, from a Dublin dive-bar to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the cliffs of Iceland.

As Will is drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications – and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.

‘Continues his run of smart, elegant thrillers . . . written with wit and charm as well as satirical brio.’Guardian

‘It’s hard to believe this is only Pavone’s third book – he’s already an automatic must-read for me.’ LEE CHILD

‘A successful mix of Gone Girl and John Le Carré … Events speed to a spectacular denouement.’ Mail on Sunday, Thriller of the Week

Critic Reviews

The Travelers proves that Chris Pavone's quick-witted, breathless, globe-trotting thrillers are top-tier.

Janet Maslin, New York Times
Critic Reviews

'The Travelers combines Pavone's trademark Swiss-watch plotting with warm and human characters caught up in a deadly scenario that gets plausibly and inevitably more dangerous as each page turns. It's hard to believe this is only Pavone's third book - he's already an automatic must-read for me.'

Critic Reviews

'I love Chris Pavone's writing, it's smart and elegant and brilliantly intertwines intrigue with menace.'

PETER JAMES, International bestselling author of You Are Dead
Critic Reviews

A Hitchcockian thriller... [Pavone] brings on a full slate of characters, sharply etching their dress, their moves, their motives, all the while evoking the world they occupy.

Critic Reviews

'This is an unlikely but successful mix of Gone Girl and John Le Carré...Events speed to a spectacular denouement in Iceland.'

John Williams, Mail on Sunday, Thriller of the Week
Critic Reviews

'The Travelers puts Pavone's excellent pacing on parade; it's a fast, fun read, like binge-watching Alias.'


Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, and was an editor at book-publishing houses in New York for fifteen years. His 2012 debut, The Expats, described by the Sunday Times as ‘a captivating, sophisticated thriller’ won both the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel and was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was followed in 2014 by…

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