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Star of the North

John, David, 1966- Book - 2018 Fiction / John, David, Adult Book / Fiction / General / John, David 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Call Number: Fiction / John, David, Adult Book / Fiction / General / John, David
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Pittsfield Branch

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"A propulsive and ambitious thriller about a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea, and the North Korean citizens with whom she forms an unlikely alliance Star of the North opens in 1988, when a Korean American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twenty-two years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. When evidence that her sister may still be alive in North Korea comes to light, Jenna will do anything possible to rescue her--including undertaking a daring mission into the heart of the regime. Her story is masterfully braided together with two other narrative threads. In one, a North Korean peasant woman finds a forbidden international aid balloon and uses the valuables inside to launch a dangerously lucrative black-market business. In the other, a high-ranking North Korean official discovers, to his horror, that he may be descended from a traitor, a fact that could mean his death if it is revealed. As the novel progresses, these narrative strands converge and connect in surprising ways, ultimately building to an explosive and unforgettable climax"-- Provided by publisher.
"A thriller about North Korea"-- Provided by publisher.


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New York : Crown, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 402 pages ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Captivity -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Korea (North) -- Fiction.
Political fiction.