Spotlight on “The Paris Vendetta” by Shan Serafin

by LitStack Editor

In The Paris Vendetta, the glittering world of high finance conceals a dark underbelly of powerful men at its heart who will do just about anything to keep their secrets from exposure.

The Paris Vendetta and author Shan Serafin

About The Paris Vendetta

The Paris conference was supposed to be the biggest moment of investment banker Adam Macias’s career, a chance to impress his CEO and rub shoulders with their firm’s top investors. Instead, Adam arrives at a glamorous rooftop party in time to see his CEO—and his career—go up in flames when a dangerous conflagration interrupts the event.

Now Adam is a suspect in the investigation into the life-threatening arson. After all, he’d used his ID to let a suspicious woman past a security checkpoint and up to the roof just moments before the fire broke out. With the French police circling, Adam finds himself suddenly jobless and the one woman who could provide him with an alibi, his best friend and coworker Jenn, isn’t returning his calls.

Adam knows that only the mysterious woman from the party can save him but, once he finally finds her, he discovers a whole new world of trouble. There’s a deadly and powerful syndicate operating in the shadows of the City of Lights, and now that organization has a target on Adam’s back. Lucky for him, his new companion has the instincts of a killer.…

The exhilarating first novel from filmmaker and James Patterson collaborator Shan Serafin, The Paris Vendetta is a pulse-pounding thrill ride through central Europe’s most beautiful cities—Paris and Amsterdam—that exposes the rot beneath their gorgeous facades.

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ISBN: 9781613165270
Publisher: Penzler Publishers
Publication date: 06/25/2024

Editorial Reviews for The Paris Vendetta

[About] “…an investment banker whose bone-headed decision lands him in hot water. Adam Macias is in Paris for a banking conference when he spots a “breathtakingly exotic aesthetic masterpiece” of a woman and grants her access to a rooftop party with his ID badge. After the stranger vanishes into the crowd before he can get her name, someone douses the CEO of Adam’s bank in oil and sets him on fire, leaving him in critical condition. 

“Adam’s unusual badge activity makes him a suspect in the eyes of French authorities, so he sets out to find the stranger in hopes she can help clear his name. When he locates her, he stumbles into a sinister and sophisticated intelligence operation, and has to decide whether he can trust his beautiful new companion with his life.” Agent: Lisa Gallagher, DeFiore & Co. (June)–Publishers Weekly

“Shan Serafin’s The Paris Vendetta is a smart, high-octane thriller that delivers from the first page to the last. An American in Paris is accused of arson and murder and becomes the subject of a furious manhunt. Think Jason Bourne caught in a blizzard of bullets in beautiful Paris.”–James Patterson

The Paris Vendetta is “A stunning debut novel, with twists, turns, and crisp dialogue that propels the reader to get to the next page. Highly recommended.”–Brendan DuBois

About Shan Serafin, Author of The Paris Vendetta

The Paris Vendetta author Shan Serafin

Shan Serafin is a New York Times bestselling author of thrillers and science fiction novels. The son of two school teachers in Southern California, he transitioned from a career in education to corporate finance before starting to write full time. His early artistic endeavors had their inception in theater and film, writing and directing An Essential Bond, The Forest, and The Believer among other works, while simultaneously penning articles for the weekly Buddhist publications Living Buddhism and The World Tribune.

In 2015 he began collaborating with renowned storyteller James Patterson, co-authoring several books together, including The 13-Minute Murder, Come and Get Us, and Three Women Disappear. Serafin now resides in Paris, France.

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