The 3rd Woman
An award-winning journalist delivers a chilling and unique thriller, in which a daring reporter's investigation into her sister's death draws her into the crosshairs of enemies determined to keep their secrets safe—at any cost.
The United States and China have struck a shocking bargain: In return for forgiving trillions in debt, the People’s Republic of China—now the world’s dominant global superpower—has established a permanent military presence on US soil. Years of decline have left America economically vulnerable, and evidence of China’s cultural and political dominance is everywhere.
Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing the lies and corruption that have corroded her once great society. When her sister is savagely murdered, the police insist it’s an isolated crime. But Madison suspects the cops are hiding something. Digging for answers, she discovers her sister’s death may be one of many . . . and part of a dangerous conspiracy. Even though her life is on the line, Madison refuses to give up on the story. And sooner or later, she will have to confront the consequences of exposing the powerful forces intent on hiding the truth.
Praise For The 3rd Woman: A Thriller…
“Excellent…. This is an intelligent, finely crafted mystery, a speculative thriller that brilliantly channels the anxieties of our time.” — New York Times Book Review
“Excellent…. Think of this novel as a gritty, noirish crossbreed of Blade Runner and L.A. Confidential.... This is an intelligent, finely crafted mystery, a speculative thriller that brilliantly channels the anxieties of our time.” — New York Times Book Review
“Boldly imaginative…. A magnetic heroine in a heart-racing story.” — A. D. Miller, author of Man Booker-shortlisted Snowdrops
“The writing is concise and compellingly readable.… Freedland has another winner here.” — Booklist
“The United States’ debt to China has changed the balance of power dramatically in this convincing near-future thriller from Freedland...who keeps the pages turning and unveils a twist that few will anticipate.” — Publishers Weekly
“Jonathan Freedland’s inventive, thought-provoking political context gives the good plot added bite, depth and intelligence.” — The Times (London)
“The story, spiced with murder and torture, is engrossingly labyrinthine.” — Sunday Telegraph
“A killer novel…full of intrigue, plotting, and duplicity.” — Piers Morgan
“Nobody does the high-IQ, high-octane thriller better than Jonathan Freedland.” — Tony Parsons
Harper, 9780062207555, 480pp.
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
About the Author
Journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland is a weekly columnist for the Guardian, where he edits the paper’s op-ed pages and chairs its Editorial Board. He was previously the Guardian’s Washington correspondent. In 2014 he won the George Orwell Prize for Journalism. He lives in London with his wife and their two children. @Freedland.