An Accidental American: Book summary and reviews of An Accidental American by Alex Carr

An Accidental American

A Novel

by Alex Carr

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An Accidental American by Alex Carr
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  • Published Apr 2007
    240 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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Nicole Blake had planned to leave her criminal life in the past. She had done her time in a dank prison in Marseille and relinquished the world of forgery and counterfeiting for an unassuming career as a freelance consultant. Now her world is a small farm in the French Pyrenees, with daily fresh eggs and the companionship of her devoted dog. But when U.S. intelligence operative John Valsamis shows up at her door, Nicole is reminded that she’ll always be an ex-con. Valsamis is after Nicole’s former lover, Rahim Ali, and soon Nicole finds herself back in Lisbon, tracking down Rahim in all their old haunts. Except now Rahim isn’t just a document forger – he’s a suspected terrorist.

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"The smooth pacing is marred slightly by frequent flashbacks to her childhood and a long-ago romance, but the gritty atmosphere is perfectly drawn, and complex layers of lies and betrayal keep the reader happily guessing up to the end." - PW.

"A tightly entwined plot with numerous reversals, poetic descriptions, thorough research, and a lightly fictionalized treatment of America's Mideast travails make this an intriguing read." - Library Journal.

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This is a paperback original by the pseudonymous Carr, author of Flashback and three other novels under her real, Jenny Siler.

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