“Nothing is more important to democracy than holding the powerful accountable for their transgressions.” ― Chris Pavone, Two Nights in Lisbon
My inner detective worked overtime trying to solve the mystery in this riveting thriller.
Ariel Pryce is excited to join her new husband on a business trip to Lisbon, Portugal. While he is in meetings, she can explore the beautiful city. But on day 2, she wakes up alone in their hotel room. John is gone, and he’s not answering his phone. Something is wrong.
Hotel security, Lisbon police, and the American embassy, has a lot of question, questions she can’t answer. What exactly is John doing in Lisbon? Who would want to harm him? Why does Ariel know so little about her much younger husband?
The local police are dubious. So is the CIA since John had once been among their ranks. Why are there no witnesses to John’s kidnapping? Why had Ariel changed her legal name ten years prior? When his captors demand 3 million euros for his release, she has only one person to call, a man who has a lot to lose if he doesn’t help her.
If you enjoy books about secrets, revenge, and international intrigue, Two Nights in Lisbon is for you. It’s fast-paced and full of surprises. 4 stars.
** Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book. The opinions in this review are my own.