“The heroine of The Rhythm Section doesn’t process grief well. After her parents and siblings die in a plane crash, Stephanie Patrick quits Oxford — she was a “top student,” of course — and becomes a drug-huffing hooker in London.
“Then she learns that the aircraft was downed by a saboteur, so she sobers right up and sets out to kill the killer. Even though she dropped out before completing her B.S. in vigilante justice.
“Kidding. Actually, Stephanie was a “languages” student, which is fairly hilarious, since this is the sort of international thriller that pogos from Scotland to Spain to Morocco to New York to France without ever encountering anyone who doesn’t speak English.”
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