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The lioness: A Novel

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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.
 
"The best possible combination of Hemingway and Agatha Christie — a gorgeously written story about the landscape and risks of Africa, whose edge-of-your-seat plot makes it impossible to put down.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here


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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subject_facetAction and adventure fiction
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Actresses -- Fiction
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Americans -- Tanzania -- Serengeti Plain -- Fiction
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Celebrities -- Fiction
Death -- Fiction
Fame -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Hostages -- Fiction
Kidnapping -- Fiction
Large type books
Mercenary troops -- Russia -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Romance fiction
Romantic suspense fiction
Safaris -- Fiction
Serengeti Plain (Tanzania) -- Fiction
Tanzania -- Fiction
Tanzania -- History -- 1918-1964 -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Vacations -- Tanzania -- Serengeti District -- Fiction
title_displayThe lioness
title_fullThe Lioness : a novel / Chris Bohjalian
The Lioness A Novel
The lioness / Chris Bohjalian
title_shortThe lioness
title_subA Novel
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Actresses
Americans
Celebrities
Death
Fame
Family life
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Hostages
Kidnapping
Literature
Mercenary troops
Safaris
Thriller
Vacations