This is a work of ﬁction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are theproduct of the author’s imagination or are used ﬁctitiously. Any resemblance toactual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.Copyright © 2011 by Taylor StevensAll rights reserved.Published in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the CrownPublishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.www.crownpublishing.comCROWN is a trademark and the Crown colophon is a registered trademark of Random House, Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataStevens, Taylor.The informationist: a novel / Taylor Stevens.—1st ed.p. cm.1. Private investigators—Fiction. 2. Missing persons—Fiction.3. Americans—Africa—Fiction. 4. Business intelligence—Fiction. I. Title.
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