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Author John, David, 1966- author.

Title Star of the North : a novel / D.B. John.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction  New Shelf  JOHN,DAV    DUE 09-09-19
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction    FIC JOHN,D    DUE 09-09-19
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 402 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-395).
Summary "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.
Subject Korea (North) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Political fiction.
ISBN 9780525573296 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
0525573291 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
9780525575818 (international edition)

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