A Novel of Espionage and Racqueteering


112 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: October 2013

ISBN 9780988655607


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Paul R. Theroux was educated as a chemical engineer, and following service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, pursued a career as an insurance industry executive. He currently lives in Florida and has been an avid world traveler and tennis player. Cousin of authors Paul, Alexander, and Peter Theroux, this is his first novel.


“I have just read Q-23 with pleasure. It is ingenious, well-observed, and specific."  —Paul E. Theroux, author, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde, and The Lower River

"The title of Paul Theroux’s new novel is a very clever play on words. But unlike many books adorned with clever titles, the story embedded in Q-23: A Novel of Espionage and Racqueteering is as clever as the title. I was hooked from the get-go."  —Kenneth G. Elzinga, coauthor, A Deadly Indifference, The Fatal Equilibrium, and Murder at the Margin

"I have found Q-23 fascinating. I could not put it down and I have taken it everywhere. Paul Theroux has one vivid imagination and yet everything is so plausible. I have really enjoyed the story, especially having been myself in healthcare both in business and government. . . . Highly recommended!"  —Don M. Newman, former undersecretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services; author, Newman’s Musings: Reflections of a Life

Author Biography

Paul R. Theroux was an industry insurance executive. This is his first novel. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

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