The Corners of the Globe: A James Maxted Thriller

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Best of Enemies serves up a hilarious new novel of the sandwich generation Actuary Penny Sinclair has a head for business and she always makes rational decisions Knowing that 60 of spouses cheat and 50of marriages end in divorce she wasnt too surprised when her husband had an affair That he did so with a woman their daughters age Well that part did sting a bit She just made sure she got everything in the divorce including their lovely old Victorian house And as soon as her middle daughter has her hipster-fabulous wedding in the backyard shes trading it in for a condo in downtown Chicago Well within the average market time in her area Penny gets an offer on the house But then life happens Her children her parents and her ex come flying back to the nest all in need of Pennys emotional-and financial-support Spread thin Penny becomes the poster child for the sandwich generation when all she really wanted to do was make managing director buy a white couch and maybe go on a Match com date -

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Robert Goddard is the Edgar Award-winning, internationally best-selling author of "Long Time Coming," "Past Caring," and "Into the Blue," which won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award. The first book in the James Maxted series is called "The Ways of the World." Goddard read history at the University of Cambridge and lives in Cornwall.

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Goddard is an excellent prose stylist, and his attention to historical detail is masterful . . . A sophisticated spy story with serious historical chops.” Kirkus Reviews

Tense action and clever dialogue . . . History buffs and fans of period thrillers . . . will appreciate Goddard’s attention to detail.” Publishers Weekly

The writing is effortlessly and gloriously earnest . . . [A] good old-fashioned adventure story.” Crime Fiction Lover

A smashing tale of mustachioed derring-do set shortly after the First World War . . . An excellent read.” Thriller Books Journal

Recommended.” Euro Crime

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