- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (June 8, 2010)
Inspired by the author’s family history, Heart of Lies is an epic tale of intrigue, passion, and adventure, and heralds the debut of a remarkable writer.
Meet Leo Hoffman, a dashing young Hungarian born with a gift for languages. After his dreams for the future are destroyed by WWI, he attempts to use his talent to rebuild his life, only to find himself inadvertently embroiled in an international counterfeiting scheme. When he discovers he’s wanted across the European continent for a host of crimes including murder, he escapes with his lover to Shanghai, taking with him a stolen treasure that will prove to be his salvation or his death warrant. But he soon learns that the gangsters who control the decadent city do not intend to let him outrun his past; and when the Japanese invade, one wrong move costs him everything he holds dear.
“A sweeping saga reminiscent of Jeffrey Archer and Susan Howatch, Heart of Lies is brilliantly researched and beautifully written. I could not put this book down.”
— Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on Legare Street
“Heart of Lies takes the reader on a thrill ride that spans continents and decades, but at heart it’s an enduring love story.”
— Melanie Benjamin, author of Alice I Have Been
“A deeply compelling and extraordinary debut novel. It has everything you want: suspense, adventure, and romance across several continents.”
— Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of Return to Sullivans Island
“A superbly crafted story, creatively capturing a slice of history with eloquence and realism.”
— Library Journal
M. L. Malcolm is a Harvard Law graduate, journalist, recovering attorney, and public speaker. She has won several awards for her short fiction, including recognition in the Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition, and a silver medal from ForeWord magazine for Historical Fiction Book of the Year. She has lived in Florida, Boston, Washington, D.C., France, New York, and Atlanta, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Check out M.L. Malcolm’s website here.
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Monday, June 14th: Diary of an Eccentric
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Tuesday, June 29th: Chefdruck Musings
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