By Taylor Stevens
“Munroe is a sensational personality and Stevens is a sensational writer.” —Lee baby, New York Times bestselling writer of the Jack Reacher series
For fanatics of Lee baby, Terry Hayes, and Laura Lippman comes a blistering mystery within which Vanessa Michael Munroe faces the struggle of her life
Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and knowledge hunter, has a name for buying issues performed: harmful and never fairly criminal issues that experience taken her undercover into a few of the world’s deadliest locations. nonetheless therapeutic from a Somali hijacking long gone unsuitable and a brutal assault that left her close to demise, Munroe joins her lover, Miles Bradford, in Japan the place he’s operating as a safety advisor preserving high-value expertise from commercial espionage. within the domesticity in their regimen she unearths lengthy sought-after peace—until Bradford is arrested for homicide, and an analogous pursuits who special him come after her, too.
Searching for solutions and scuffling with to stick alive, Munroe will quickly detect how a long way she’ll visit store Bradford from spending the following 20 years in locked-up isolation; what percentage legislation she’ll holiday whilst the reality turns out worse than his lies; and who to belief and who she needs to kill. simply because she’s a strategist and hunter with a predator’s instincts, and the fellow she loves has simply stabbed her within the again.
With break-neck pacing, incendiary prose, and an unforgettable solid of characters, The Mask good points Vanessa Michael Munroe: an excellent, deadly heroine who will cease at not anything to discover the reality, it doesn't matter what it will probably cost.
“Stevens excels at depicting pulse-pounding hazard, and her prose and plotting are stunning. . . . in basic terms Dan Brown and Lee baby come close.” —Dallas Morning News
“[Munroe is] a protagonist as lethal as she is irresistible.” —Vince Flynn
“If you're a fan of Jack Reacher, Lisbeth Salander, or Nina 0, you must try out Vanessa Michael Munroe!” —BookPage
“A profitable sequence personality who has the area at her beck and call.” —Los Angeles Times
“Munroe’s brooding character and her skill to combination into her atmosphere call to mind the provocative Jason Bourne.” —USA Today
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