The Mask

The Mask

Book - 2015
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"Munroe is a sensational character and Stevens is a sensational writer." --Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
 
For fans of Lee Child, Terry Hayes, and Laura Lippman comes a blistering thriller in which Vanessa Michael Munroe faces the fight of her life
 
Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and information hunter, has a reputation for getting things done: dangerous and not quite legal things that have taken her undercover into some of the world's deadliest places. Still healing from a Somali hijacking gone wrong and a brutal attack that left her near death, Munroe joins her lover, Miles Bradford, in Japan where he's working as a security consultant protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage. In the domesticity of their routine she finds long sought-after peace--until Bradford is arrested for murder, and the same interests who targeted him come after her, too.
    Searching for answers and fighting to stay alive, Munroe will soon discover how far she'll go to save Bradford from spending the next twenty years in locked-up isolation; how many laws she'll break when the truth seems worse than his lies; and who to trust and who she must kill. Because she's a strategist and hunter with a predator's instincts, and the man she loves has just stabbed her in the back.  
     With break-neck pacing, incendiary prose, and an unforgettable cast of characters, The Mask features Vanessa Michael Munroe: a brilliant, lethal heroine who will stop at nothing to find the truth, no matter what it may cost. 

 
"Stevens excels at depicting pulse-pounding danger, and her prose and plotting are spectacular. . . . Only Dan Brown and Lee Child come close." -- Dallas Morning News
 
 "[Munroe is] a protagonist as deadly as she is irresistible." --Vince Flynn
 
"If you are a fan of Jack Reacher, Lisbeth Salander, or Nina Zero, you need to check out Vanessa Michael Munroe!" -- BookPage
 
"A winning series character who has the world at her beck and call." -- Los Angeles Times

"Munroe's brooding personality and her ability to blend into her surroundings bring to mind the provocative Jason Bourne." -- USA Today
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385348966
0385348967
9780385348973
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 25 cm

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Aug 09, 2015

As in all her books, it took me some time before I got into it. I think this is because her voice, or rather that of Vanessa Michael, is so unique.
It's time well spent, though, and I look forward to Stevens' next book and the further exploits and adventures of Vanessa Michael Munroe.

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StarGladiator
Jul 28, 2015

Pretty good read - - if you enjoyed her first novel, The Informationist, you should enjoy this as Ms. Stevens appears to have returned to her original writing style. The ending made it 4-plus! [Didn't much care for the last one or two books in the series.]

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