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Come, Barbarians

A Novel

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Christopher Kruse has moved to the south of France with his wife and daughter to become a better man—to escape his past as a high-priced security agent and his guilt over old wrongs. But after a harrowing accident, he finds himself drawn into a web of political gamesmanship and murder. When his wife disappears, Kruse must draw on his old instincts to find her, ahead of the police and two sinister members of a Corsican crime family. His desperate search leads him closer to his wife, and deeper into the dangerous machinations of the most powerful leaders in the country.

Come Barbarians is a gripping novel of love and loss, murder, revenge and political conspiracy. Todd Babiak has created a complex, magnetic character forced to confront his bleakest hour and his darkest impulses.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 29, 2013 – This thriller is a dramatic departure from Babiak s humorous and satirical novels (Toby: A Man). Christopher Kruse rejected his Anabaptist parents pacifism in favor of the violent arts and a career as a bodyguard; his skills prove woefully inadequate when his beloved daughter, Lily, is accidentally run down and killed by Jean-Francois de Musset, the charismatic leader of France s far-right Front National party and a close friend of the Kruse family. News articles quoting an anonymous source subsequently link Christopher s wife, Evelyn, romantically with his daughter s killer; when de Musset and his wife are brutally murdered, Evelyn is the prime suspect and goes on the run. In a world where the sanctioned institutions operate hand in hand with criminal elements and worse the only hope for justice seems to be a talented vigilante. Aficionados of hypermasculinist thrillers like Taken, to which this work has some parallels, will love this glorious celebration of action-movie conventions.
Come, Barbarians
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Sep 24, 2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Seller: Harper Collins Canada Limited
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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