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Past Perfect

(2007)
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In Past Perfect, Susan Isaacs gives us one of her most glorious characters ever: bright, buoyant, and borderline luscious Katie Schottland. Katie seems to have the ideal life: a great husband, a precocious and winning ten-year-old son, and a dream job -- writer for the long-running TV series Spy Guys. But all is not as splendid as it should be because writing about the espionage business isn't nearly as satisfying as working in it.

Fifteen years earlier, Katie was in the CIA. She loved her job (to say nothing of her boss, the mysterious Benton Mattingly). Yet just as she was sensing she was in line for a promotion, she was fired -- escorted off the premises by two extremely hulking security types. Why? No one would tell her: when you're expelled from the Agency, warm friends immediately become icy ex-colleagues who won't risk their security clearances by talking to you.

Until that day, Katie was where she wanted to be. Coming from a family of Manhattan superachievers, she too had a job she not only adored but a job that made her, in the family tradition, a Someone. Fifteen years later, Katie is still stuck on her firing. Was she set up? Or did she make some terrible mistake that cost lives? She believes that if she could discover why they threw her out, she might be at peace.

On the day she's rushing to get her son off to summer camp, Katie gets a surprise call from former Agency colleague Lisa Golding. "A matter of national importance," says Lisa, who promises to reveal the truth about the firing -- if Katie will help her. Lisa was never very good at truth-telling, though she swears she's changed her ways. Katie agrees to speak with her, but before she can, Lisa vanishes.

Maturity and common sense should keep Katie in the bright, normal world of her present life, away from the dark intrigues of the past. But she needs to know. As she takes just a few steps to find out, one ex-spy who might have the answers dies under suspicious circumstances. Another former agent is murdered. Could it be there's a list? If so, is Katie now on it? And who will be the next to go?

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Past Perfect (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print))
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-58547-950-0 / 978-1-58547-950-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 0-7432-4216-5 / 978-0-7432-4216-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Past Perfect
Author(s): Suan Isaacs
ISBN: 0-7394-8006-5 / 978-0-7394-8006-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: SCRIBNER
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 0-7434-6314-5 / 978-0-7434-6314-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Past Perfect
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4165-9005-6 / 978-1-4165-9005-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4165-7208-2 / 978-1-4165-7208-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Past Perfect
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-5012-3350-5 / 978-1-5012-3350-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4692-3405-X / 978-1-4692-3405-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4692-7066-8 / 978-1-4692-7066-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4692-7067-6 / 978-1-4692-7067-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4233-3894-4 / 978-1-4233-3894-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4233-3893-6 / 978-1-4233-3893-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4233-3891-X / 978-1-4233-3891-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4233-3888-X / 978-1-4233-3888-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4233-3890-1 / 978-1-4233-3890-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Past Perfect
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4233-3887-1 / 978-1-4233-3887-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN: 1-4233-3889-8 / 978-1-4233-3889-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Past Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
Publisher: Scribner
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