Unfortunately this book wasn't as interesting to me as the previous 3. The book did not disappoint. I sincerely hope the next book is more like the first books in the series as this one was something of a disappointment. She soon realizes it's not the cargo or the ship or the crew that the hijackers were after: They want the captain. Stevens - if you read this wow! You get what you see, and that includes the cleverness, the grit, and the pain. I just felt as though someone or something needed to pull me into the book more. Something only he can stop.
Those she works for and with assume she is a young man, a mistakes she does not correct. She vows to finish her new job and never return, but with her new conflict, there is no guarantee that she will make it off the continent this time. When the ship is attacked by pirates off the Somali coast, Munroe escapes and takes the unconscious captain with her to get answers. She hides the captain, tries to find out the real reason for the ship's hijacking, and plots to take the ship back. I'm torn between giving it 3-stars or 4-stars.
The other 3 books had me glued to the pages and I was actually interested in the storyline. Any flowery or sentimental writing would be out of place here. It felt like that to me. Only Dan Brown and Lee Child come close. This is a very good thing; Stevens has allowed her protagonist to grow in a logical and believable way. Regrouping after the events of , Munroe has been biding her time in Djibouti, Africa, working as an interpreter for a small private security company as 'Michael'.
This particular run is compromised due to jealously, incompetence and a Captain with secrets. Which she is, always, but she enjoys a few months of just keeping her head down, not always having to save someone or the day in general. Taylor Stevens' plots never cease to amaze - smart, creative, and every bit worthy of this amazing heroine. Maybe I'm not being fair. Vanessa Michael Munroe, the informationist, chameleon, and hunter who has built her life on a reputation for getting things done—often dangerous and not-quite-legal things—returns in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling series by Taylor Stevens. The only person I cared about in this book was Michael herself. Maybe this is more of an Amy Dunne complaint.
She is forced to go on a job with her employer that she knows will not turn out well. I'm still a fan and will continue to be faithful to this very good series. At the same time, she lets us bear witness as Munroe painstakingly, broken thought over broken thought, climbs toward the light of her own soul. This story is a little different in that Michael is alone, trying to run away from the horror of her last case, and trying to cast off the feeling that she brings destruction to everyone she loves. The novel transports readers to another world, giving a solid dose of action-adventure and a kick-butt female protagonist. Pretty much everyone else was unlikable and suspicious. Vanessa plans to use the captain as a bargaining chip.
With blood on her hands and a soul stained with guilt, Munroe has fled to Djibouti, Africa. While there are a few blips in the plot that concerned me, overall this is top quality high octane stuff and is highly recommended to discerning followers of action adventure thrillers. I begged for the action I reveled in before. I understand that she started out doing it for Amber but it was never really explained why she liked Amber enough to do this. Gathering information and planning strategy is more important than Munroe's physical prowess as she scrambles to understand the motives of the pirates while nursing debilitating injuries inflicted by a vicious group of hired thugs. Her ability to be both the hunted and the hunter is both disturbing and breathtaking. On the run, wounded, without connections or resources, and with the life of the captain as bait and bartering chip, Munroe believes that the only way to save Leo, assuming he's still alive, is to hijack the ship back.
Vanessa is part of a team of armed transit guards that are hired to protect , and defend a ship if attacked by pirates. Instead, she uses the knowledge and skills she learned growing up to exact information from terrorists, kidnappers, and the li Taylor Stevens' hero, Vanessa Michael Munroe, is at it again! We ride back to Africa as Michael comes full circle in her life journey to the country where the madness began. Only Dan Brown and Lee Child come close. In the wake of going head-to-head with international sex traffickers in The Doll, Munroe has retreated to Djibouti, where, while passing as a man, she finds work as an interpreter for a small, private, maritime security company. Vanessa is part of a team of armed transit guards that are hired to protect , and defend a ship if attacked by pirates.
I have enjoyed all of them for several reasons. She can read people and situations and think three moves ahead. For a living, she hunts people, finds information and fixes things. In the wake of going head-to-head with international sex traffickers in The Doll, Munroe has retreated to Djibout Vanessa Michael Munroe, the informationist, chameleon, and hunter who has built her life on a reputation for getting things done—often dangerous and not-quite-legal things—returns in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling series by Taylor Stevens. To mould into the local culture Michael lives as a man, learns the local languages and maneuvers himself into a group of white security mercenaries helping them to negotiate the language, customs and intricacies of the local community. Raised in communes across the globe and denied an education beyond the sixth grade, Stevens broke free of the Children of God and now lives in Texas. Days into the voyage, Munroe discovers the security contract is merely cover for a gunrunning operation of which she wants no part.