is Helen Fielding
's fifth book, a light-hearted spy thriller published in 2004
. It chronicles the adventures of Olivia Joules (birth name Rachel Pixley), a freelance journalist
with an "overactive imagination". After meeting the handsome Pierre Feramo, Olivia immediately comes to the conclusion that he is a terrorist
and follows him around the world to confirm her suspicions whilst falling for another man.
The book delves into the world of espionage as it follows the adventures of freelance journalist-turned spy, Olivia Joules. While covering a face cream launch in Miami
, Olivia meets the alluring international playboy, Pierre Feramo. Suspicious that he is an international terrorist, she follows him to Los Angeles
, and the Sudan
, while he is under the impression that she is falling in love with him.
— A young freelance
journalist who works for the Sunday Times
and Elan International Magazine
. While in Miami for the launch of a face cream marketed by Devorée, a celebrity, she meets Pierre Feramo. Something about his looks and mannerisms reminds her of Osama bin Laden, but she is strongly attracted to him and he apparently to her. Soon she is accepting dates with him around the world, trying to find out more about him, while his actions raise her suspiscions.
She is an orphan (at fourteen, her parents and brother were run over by a lorry
while she was buying Cosmopolitan
and candy)... Read More