The Expats: A Novel Summary & Study Guide

Chris Pavone
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Kate gives up her secret career as a CIA agent to follow her husband's new job to Luxembourg. The mundane daily duties of being a stay-at-home mom bring frustration and boredom, but Kate quickly finds herself investigating two new friends and her own husband when she becomes suspicious of their actions. Kate learns that the friends are FBI agents using fake names as their cover to investigate her husband for a large international cyber theft crime.

A CIA field agent provided Kate with the FBI agents' real names. Over a year later, Kate realizes she has heard the woman's name before. She drags out her husband's college yearbook and learns that the woman was a friend of his during their freshman year in college. Linking the two together as far back as twenty years ago provides a twist to the story and connects the woman to the cyber crime as well.

Kate, with the help of a CIA supervisor, makes arrangements to capture confessions for the cyber crime in exchange for immunity for her husband. In a surprising ending, Kate lets the corrupt FBI agents escape capture, but she keeps the stolen money for a new CIA operation in Europe. She also makes arrangements to go back to work for the CIA in a position that allows her to balance her family life.

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