Book Title: Foliage (An International Banking Spy Thriller)
Author: Lorraine Evanoff
Release Date: October 19, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
A deft mix of spy thriller and romance set against a backdrop of real events, namely the 1991 collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), the first of the recent wave of big financial scandals. Evanoff’s protagonist, Louise Moscow, is a sexy, smart, likable heroine who finds herself enmeshed in the shadowy world of high finance and international espionage. Set in New York and Paris, Ms. Evanoff weaves in historical details with her fast paced thriller making this a riveting and educating read.”
Code word: FOLIAGE!
He prayed silently as he approached the front door of the family home he no longer owned. As he opened it, feeling the unlatched door give way, he knew he had arrived too late. The sound of his wife weeping echoed in the other end of the house, and a single gunshot rang out. He ran to the back parlor, but a man in the doorway blocked his entry. His wife lay on the temple bed, naked, bruised; a single line of blood mixed with snot dripped from her nose. The worst had happened. She stared blankly at the smoke rising from the gun barrel pointed down at her dead brother-in-law.
The man stood motionless, gripping the briefcase full of cash, an utter failure. The gun now pointed in his direction as the killer-rapist walked toward him. The accomplice continued to restrain him with a raised finger. Young, barely twenty-five years old but wise in the ways of rape and murder, he tucked the gun into his jacket and slipped the briefcase from the man’s grip. He opened the case and eyeballed the amount of cash. He removed one bundle and handed it to his victim. “Spend what you have left wisely, and don’t do anything else foolish.” The killer nodded to his cohort that they were leaving.
“You are from a good Pakistani family, a fellow Mohajir. There is nothing noble in what you are doing,” the man whimpered.
“And yet you are still alive.” The two thugs walked out and continued casually down the road, confident no one would pursue them.
Chicago native Lorraine Evanoff has worked over 20 years in the film industry on both sides of the camera in Los Angeles and Paris and has multiple film credits to her name. She also worked in Silicon Valley doing corporate finance during the dot.com era. Foliage is her debut novel inspired by events that occurred when she was living in France. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, where she is writing her second novel and developing scripts.
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