Afterburn (Paperback)

A Novel

By Colin Harrison

Picador, 9780312426996, 448pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

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Charlie Ravich is an international corporate tycoon, a husband and father on the hard side of fifty, and a restless soul in search of immortality. When Christina Welles, a prison parolee, well-schooled in the art of manipulation, walks into his life, Charlie thinks he just might have found what he's looking for. As she tries to outrun her past, and he to understand his future, two obsessions are about to be indulged.

About the Author

Colin Harrison is the author of the novels You Belong to Me, Break and Enter, Bodies Electric, Manhattan Nocturne, Afterburn, The Havana Room, The Finder, and Risk. He serves as the editor in chief at Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is married to the writer Kathryn Harrison and lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Jamesport, Long Island.

Praise For Afterburn: A Novel

“A wide-ranging thriller that extends far beyond the typecast confines of the genre.” —GQ

Afterburn [is] not just a tightly structured novel of suspense but a rich and textured novel. . . . This is a serious, stylish, generously humane work of fiction.” —Entertainment Weekly