The Alibi ClubPre-loaded Audiobook - 2007
"Francine Mathews writes espionage thrillers as good as the best -- say John le Carre or Robert Ludlum.... Utterly fascinating." - Christian Science Monitor Combining her firsthand experience as an ex-CIA analyst with a historian's eye for detail, Francine Mathews is acclaimed as a master of the atmospheric espionage thriller. In her enthralling new novel, a murder that could alter the outcome of World War II draws together a group of expatriates with only one thing in common... THE ALIBI CLUB. It's the city's most infamous after-hours haunt -- a glittering hotbed of deals and debaucheries. The sordid death of Philip Stilwell sends shock waves through the Alibi Club...for there's much more to Stilwell's untimely end than a sex game gone wrong. His murder and the desperate attempt to keep a deadly weapon out of German hands will bring together the strands of a twisted plot of betrayal, passion, and espionage -- one connected to the Alibi Club...and to the most explosive secret of the war. "Imagine the impeccable period details of Alan Furst's novels about Paris during WWII mixed with a cast straight out of Casablanca and you begin to get some idea of the pleasures on tap..." -- Publishers Weekly Francine Mathews has worked as a foreign-policy analyst for the CIA. She is the author of The Cutout, which has been purchased for a major motion picture by Warner Brothers; The Secret Agent, and Blown. Under the pseudonym Stephanie Barron, she is the author of eight bestselling Jane Austen mysteries. Ellen Archer's recent audiobooks include the New York Times bestsellers Smashed by Koren Zailckas, Barbra by Christopher Andersen, Trading Up by Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City) and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami.