The Woman Who Knew Too Much: A Nora Baron Thriller

· Nora Baron Book 2 · Sold by Alibi
7 reviews

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Nora Baron is back! When the CIA helps a defecting Russian actress in Venice, the op turns deadly in this white-knuckle thriller from the bestselling author of Mrs. John Doe—proving once again that, in the words of James Patterson, “Tom Savage knows the mystery novel inside and out.”

Galina Rostova, the hot new star of Moscow’s theater scene—and mistress to a powerful Russian general—has reached out to the CIA. In exchange for information vital to U.S. security, she requests asylum in America. The Company’s top pick for the mission is Nora Baron. The wife of a CIA operative, this Long Island mother and drama teacher has proven to be an asset in the field before. And as an actress herself, her cover will be convincing.

Disguised as a television news host, Nora heads to Venice, Italy, where Rostova is appearing in Chekhov’s The Seagull. As the cameras roll during their mock interview, the starlet will make her escape—or at least that’s the plan. But when the defection goes off-script, the two women are on the run from Russian agents. And when a snowstorm buries Venice, clogging the streets, waterways, and airport, the stage is set for tragedy—with several lives at risk of a final curtain.

Praise for Tom Savage’s first Nora Baron thriller, Mrs. John Doe

“This is a rare spy thriller, smart, beautifully written, and stay-up-all-night enjoyable!”New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds

“A clever, compelling, and cinematic page-turner in which nothing is as it seems, Mrs. John Doe opens with a twist I didn’t see coming and closes with a satisfying bang.”New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub

Mrs. John Doe races a fictional path somewhere between Alfred Hitchcock and Agatha Christie, a modern heroine-on-the-run spy thriller dealing with some of our time’s deadliest challenges.”New York Times bestselling author James Grady
7 reviews
Linda Strong
July 30, 2017
Nora Baron is asked by her husband's employer.. the CIA to help a Russian actress who is requesting asylum in the United States. Nora has helped the CIA before and they think she is perfect for the job. Nora is not only married to a CIA agent, she's a drama teacher and a mom. Acting is something she does very well. The woman requesting asylum is the mistress of a powerful Russian general. Pillow talk has put her in the know about a lot of his secrets .. and she's willing to sell him out. The plan to get her out of Russia seems to be simple, almost too easy. Things go wrong and the two women find themselves being hunted by Russian agents. And the blizzard doesn't help anything. Lives hang in the balance. I confess ... I don't usually like spy novels and read very few of them. However, this one drew me in from the beginning. The characters are intriguing, sometimes even humorous. I love the interaction between Nora and her husband. There is action and excitement on almost every page. Quite an enjoyable read. It was nice to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading. Many thanks to the author / Random House Publishing Group - Alibi / Netgalley for the digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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linda quick
May 14, 2017
I loved this book! It's a well crafted spy mystery/thriller with a bit of cat and mouse in it. I loved Nora and how she viewed the world through the lens of an actress that is almost hyper aware of her surroundings. Nora is a former actress and current acting teacher that is asked to assist the CIA with an extraction in Venice. Nora's husband is a CIA officer, but he isn't tasked with this assignment as the person to be extracted is a well known Russian actress. The bulk of the book is set in Venice and I loved the author's descriptions of the city. He made me feel as though I was there and structured it in such a way that the city almost became a character in its own right. Fans of the genre will love this book. While its the first book I've read by this author, it won't be the last - I've added him to my must read authors' list.
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John E Caraway
August 1, 2017
A fascinating, well constructed story with realistic characters. Very hard to put down.
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About the author

Tom Savage is the USA Today bestselling author of A Penny for the Hangman, the Nora Baron series (Mrs. John Doe and The Woman Who Knew Too Much), and many other novels and short stories. His books have been published in fifteen countries, and his novel Valentine was made into a Warner Bros. film. Raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, he now lives in New York City, where he worked for many years at Murder Ink®, the world’s first mystery bookstore.

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