John Pearce Books
Paris thrillers for the 21st century
Reviewers talk about the Eddie Grant stories
Face-paced thriller spanning the globe from Paris to the states, Treasure of Saint-Lazare takes off with the hit and run murder of a former partner of Eddie Grant's late father. The two were Monuments Men, American soldiers who attempted to recover stolen artwork from the Nazi's. Eddie and Jen, his former flame, investigate the crime discovering it may be linked to a tragedy in Eddie's family from years ago. Reminiscent of Steve Berry's The Amber Room, Pearce takes the reader on an action-packed journey from Paris's glittering streets to Florida's Sarasota, the scene of the opening murder, searching for answers. A nice blend of history, art, and action.
Treasure of Saint-Lazare set a high bar for international mystery, but Last Stop: Paris, easily meets and surpasses it. This novel captures the very soul of contemporary Europe, crossing borders with apparently effortless aplomb. And his enterprising character, Eddie Grant, continues to fascinate with his combination of European sophistication and American ingenuity. But Paris too is a main character; Pearce must know that city even better than he knows the back of his hand.
Finding Pegasus is a sophisticated tale of international intrigue and contemporary politics, super-charged on espresso. A boat explosion in Miami and a murder on the bank of the Seine set this quick-paced thriller in motion. Eddie Grant and his pals piece together the resulting jigsaw puzzle. Like John Pearce's first two Eddie Grant novels, this one is crafted with a fine ear for dialogue and keen observations on place and politics. An enjoyable and satisfying read.