The Expats: A Novel Quotes

Chris Pavone
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She hadn't made her life happen; it had happened to her.
-- Narrator (Chapter 2 paragraph 2)

Importance: The narrator explains that Kate was recruited for the CIA because of her lack of family ties and her interest in public service. This statement is also true of her situation with Dexter's cyber theft. He chose to accept the job in Luxembourg, which required her to quit her job to keep the family together,

Tell him,' she says, now upon Kate, one step away, 'the colonel is dead.
-- Julia ("Today, 10:54 a.m." paragraph 7)

Importance: When Julia gives this message to Kate to pass along to Dexter, Kate does not know the significance of it. Bill later tells them that, upon the colonel's death, their FBI investigation is officially over. This releases Dexter to spend his share of the money and signifies that he needs to give Julia access to her share.

People who were too outgoing made her suspicious.
-- Narrator (chapter 5 paragraph 10)

Importance: The narrator shares...

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