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Bohjalian, Chris | Lioness, The | Signed First Edition Book
Bohjalian, Chris | Lioness, The | Signed First Edition Book

THE LIONESS by Chris Bohjalian

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by author. May 2022 NY: Doubleday ISBN 9780385544825
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A luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage in this riveting historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.

Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, and herds of zebras storming the sandy plains. Their glamorous guests—including Katie’s best friend, Carmen Tedesco, and Terrance Dutton, the celebrated Black actor who stars alongside Katie in the highly controversial film Tender Madness—will spend their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics back at camp, as the local Tanzanian guides warm water for their baths. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure: fresh ice from the kerosene-powered ice maker, dinners of cooked gazelle meat, and plenty of stories to tell over lunch back on Rodeo Drive.

What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow, Hollywood royalty, prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. A blistering story of fame, race, love, and death set in a world on the cusp of great change, The Lioness is a vibrant masterpiece from one of our finest storytellers.
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5 of 5 The Lioness is literary suspense with bite June 6, 2022
Reviewer: Christopher P from Tulsa, Oklahoma  
The Lioness is easily among the best novels I've read so far this year, and the first book I've read by Mr. Bohjalian. This one thrusts you right into the middle of the action. The suspense in the Serengeti is unrelenting, and make no mistake, the 1960s Hollywood flashbacks are intriguing in their own right. This story's structure serves it well, as chapters alternate between an interesting cast of characters and what's gone before their harrowing trip to Africa. Violence breaks out early and the real mystery here lies in the "why" of this kidnapping. There are a few surprises that land like a gut punch, including the identity of "the lioness" in the title. Very well done!

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