A World I Never Made

James LePore

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

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“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

“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

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.

About the Author...

New York Times bestselling author William Landay said, "Jim LePore is a great discovery." Blogcritics called his first novel, A World I Never Made, “An outstanding first novel, and a wonderful thriller.” Of his most recent novel, The Fifth Man, Tome Tender said, "This is another great read from James LePore, who seems to have a knack for writing dark, gritty and gripping scenes with characters that can make your skin crawl and will have you looking over your shoulder." LePore’s brilliance is his ability to create complex, relatable characters and place them in tense situations where their very humanity comes into question. The result is stirring fiction that hits you in the gut and the heart at the same time.

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