Story Plant paperback 

ISBN: 978-1-61188-031-1

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-943486-33-5

Publication date:  March 24, 2009

352 pages

“The key to this exciting thriller is the cast.”

- The Mystery Gazette

“Jim LePore is a great discovery.”

- William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob

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 with Catherine Laurence, a beautiful but tormented Paris detective, 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.


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, and one that puts 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 – a novel that resonates deeply and leaves its traces long after you turn the final page.

“An outstanding first novel, and a wonderful thriller.... I'm looking forward to James LePore's next work; this one was a gripping read that I would recommend to anyone.”

- Blogcritics


A World I Never Made 

James LePore

“James LePore has written a fascinating suspense story of power and treachery, broken relationships and redemption…. I highly recommend this compelling suspense story filled with vivid characters and haunting storylines.”
– Bella Online

“Nothing could have torn my attention away from this story. A World I Never Made by James LePore is a must read for thriller fans!”
– Cheryl’s Book Nook

“James LePore writes in an exciting and most readable style. He is an artist at building the suspense as the story progresses to its ultimate conclusion. There is just enough doubt about the possible outcomes to keep the reader wondering and turning pages. A World I Never Made is a fine tale filled with love, adventure, mystery and suspense.”
– Mainly Mysteries

“James LePore knows how to spin an international thriller tale that slowly reveals an inner, fascinating depth to each character and to the developing connections between each and all.”
– Crystal Book Reviews


“Author James LePore has created a remarkable, gripping tale of suspense in his debut novel.”
– Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“An unputdownable novel.”
– Everything Distills into Reading

“James LePore has created a plot so gripping, so absorbing that you literally cannot put it down and on occasion even begin to imagine yourself in the character's situation.”
An Amazon reader

“It was interesting from start to finish with lots of twists in between! A must read!”
- A Barnes & Noble reader

“My favorite kind of book, one that grabs you from page one and takes you on a wild ride that doesn't let go until the last word.”
- A Goodreads reader

James LePore is an attorney who has practiced law for more than two decades. He is also an accomplished photographer. He lives in South Salem, NY with his wife, artist Karen Chandler. He is the author of six other novels, the national bestseller Blood of My Brother, the national bestseller Sons and Princes, the national bestseller Gods and Fathers, The Fifth Man, the national bestseller No Dawn for Men (with Carlos Davis), and God’s Formula (with Carlos Davis), as well as a collection of short stories, Anyone Can Die.