A World I Never Made

General Fiction

By James LePore

Publisher : The Story Plant

ABOUT James LePore

James LePore
James LePore practiced law (civil trial work) in New Jersey for over twenty years and then sold the practice so he could write and take pictures full time.


Pat Nolan, an American man, is summoned to Paris to claim the body of his estranged daughter Megan, who has committed suicide. The body, however, is not Megan's and it becomes instantly clear to Pat that Megan staged this, that she is in serious trouble, and that she is calling to him for help.

This sends Pat on an odyssey that stretches across France and into the Czech Republic and that makes him the target of both the French police and a band of international terrorists. Joining Pat on his search is Catherine Laurence, a beautiful but tormented Paris detective who sees in Pat something she never thought she'd find--genuine passion and desperate need. As they look for Megan, they come closer to each other's souls and discover love when both had long given up on it.

Juxtaposed against this story is Megan's story. A freelance journalist, Megan is in Morocco to do research when she meets Abdel Lahani, a Saudi businessman. They begin a torrid affair, a game Megan has played often and well in her adult life. But what she discovers about Lahani puts her in the center of a different kind of game, one with rules she can barely comprehend. Because of her relationship with Lahani, Megan has made some considerable enemies. And she has put the lives of many--maybe even millions--at risk.

A World I Never Made is an atmospheric novel of suspense with brilliantly drawn characters and back-stories as compelling as the plot itself. It is the kind of novel that resonates deeply and leaves its traces long after you turn the final page.

This is an intriguing book that would make an excellent movie. The author does an amazing job of taking you through Megan’s though process and giving you pieces of the past relationship she had with her father. We see what makes her tick as well as getting background on Catherine and Pat. Every character we meet in the story serves a purpose in propelling the story forward. 

This is a well-written suspense novel that has every element down from a love story to family relationships, terrorism, murder, good versus evil, corruption. It’s all here. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more of James LePore’s work in the future. - Krysten Hager