The Expats by Chris Pavone
This gripping thriller, set in Luxembourg, features a wonderfully compelling heroine: Kate Moore. She is the recently arrived wife of a computer security expert hired by shadowy banking interests to ensure the safety of international financial transactions. She is also a recently retired CIA agent, a fact that not even her husband knows, and a mother of two young boys. The description of the granular details of expat life is wonderfully, lovingly observed and described. Chris Pavone can tell a cracking story and flesh it out with fascinating details. He is a talent to watch.