Come, Barbarians by Todd BabiakCome, Barbarians by Todd Babiak

Come, Barbarians

byTodd Babiak

Paperback | September 24, 2013

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In the south of France, a man trying to leave his past behind is caught in a shadowy web of political ambition and violence.

Christopher Kruse has moved to the south of France with his wife and daughter to become a better man—to escape his past as a high-priced security agent and his guilt over old wrongs. But when death comes crashing into their newly idyllic life, the Kruses find themselves drawn into a web of political gamesmanship and murder. When his wife disappears, Christopher must draw on his old instincts to find her, ahead of the police and two sinister members of a Corsican crime family. As Christopher’s desperate search leads him closer to his wife, it pulls him deeper into the dangerous machinations of the most powerful leaders in the country.

Come Barbarians is a gripping novel of murder, revenge and high stakes, balanced by moments of love, loyalty and loss. Todd Babiak has created a complex, magnetic character forced to confront his bleakest hour and his darkest impulses.

Todd Babiak is an award-winning author and screenwriter. His second novel,The Garneau Block, was a #1 regional bestseller, a longlisted title for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the winner of the City of Edmonton Book Prize. His fourth novel,Toby: A Man, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal and won the Alberta Book Award for B...
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Title:Come, BarbariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554684412

ISBN - 13:9781554684410

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written thriller This was an airport choice for me. I was delighted to enter the world of this book. It's a mixture of literary and genre pleasures without letting one or the other dominate. High wire act! I look forward to a sequel.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely writing and a great thriller I read a couple of his other books, Toby: A Man and The Garneau Block. They were funny, sweet. Lots of humiliating moments for the characters. This is completely different. It's still very well written, smart, and with all the atmosphere of France in the 1990s but the story itself is a monster: it kept me up three nights in a row to finish. 
Date published: 2013-12-03

Editorial Reviews

“Come Barbarians is a page-turner in the vein of Steig Larsson’s Millennium trilogy.”