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 enthusiasts 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 purchasing issues performed: risky and never really criminal issues that experience taken her undercover into a few of the world’s deadliest areas. nonetheless therapeutic from a Somali hijacking long gone flawed 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 conserving high-value know-how from commercial espionage. within the domesticity in their regimen she reveals lengthy sought-after peace—until Bradford is arrested for homicide, and an identical pursuits who certain him come after her, too.
Searching for solutions and battling to stick alive, Munroe will quickly realize how a ways she’ll visit retailer Bradford from spending the subsequent 20 years in locked-up isolation; what percentage legislation she’ll holiday while 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 guy she loves has simply stabbed her within the again.
With break-neck pacing, incendiary prose, and an unforgettable forged of characters, The Mask gains Vanessa Michael Munroe: an excellent, deadly heroine who will cease at not anything to discover the reality, it doesn't matter what it might cost.
“Stevens excels at depicting pulse-pounding probability, and her prose and plotting are remarkable. . . . basically 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 want to 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 think of the provocative Jason Bourne.” —USA Today
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He nodded curtly, his expression unreadable and laced with loss of sleep, and and not using a be aware, signed for Munroe’s badge, taking accountability for her. She him clear of the table, and once they have been out of earshot, Okada acknowledged, “Why are you right here? ” “This is the one position i will come for solutions. ” Okada remained inflexible, which observed worry or anger, and he led her in silence around the vast access to at least one of the halls and from there become a smaller corridor. He opened the 1st door and motioned her into the tiny ready zone with its chairs, forlorn espresso desk, and a dusty pretend ficus tree. He closed the door at the back of them yet didn’t provide her a seat. “There’s not anything i will be able to do to help,” he acknowledged. Layered underneath the phrases used to be an undercurrent pleading to be left on my own. “You shouldn’t have come. ” Munroe waved a hand towards the door. “The one that did this is often out roaming loose, Tai, on your development, less than your nostril, whenever you allow your pal stand accused for a criminal offense he didn’t devote. ” Eyes at the flooring, in additional whisper than voice, Okada stated, “You’ll expense me my activity. ” His phrases have been an evidence of the plea, simply because during this society employment was once by no means only a task however the middle of existence and safeguard and id, and to lose his position was once to lose face, and destiny, and wish. “I have to see his office,” she stated. Okada shunned eye touch. He shifted from foot to foot after which, as though he’d decided and needed to circulation speedy for worry he’d swap his brain, he reached into one of many folders he carried, pulled out a thumb force approximately just like the single he’d given her final evening, and thrust it towards her. Munroe took it from him carefully. “What’s on it? ” she stated. “Phone conversations,” Okada stated. “Noboru Kobayashi, my boss, head of all protection, believes Miles Bradford was once right here operating for the yankee army, to thieve an identical alternate info that he used to be employed to guard. ” “What does this need to do with the homicide? ” “Maybe not anything. probably every thing. perhaps this used to be a reason. ” Munroe tucked the thumb force right into a pocket. Bradford might not more have mentioned the company’s alternate secrets and techniques inside a development stressed out to checklist each observe and each circulation than he may have supplied the facts to convict himself for homicide. “You knew i'd come? ” she stated. Okada whispered, “He informed me you are going to. ” The phrases wrapped round her chest, threatening to prevent her center. “You’ve spoken to him due to the fact that his arrest? ” “In the times before,” Okada acknowledged. He glanced up and met her gaze. “If anything unforeseen occurred to him, ultimately you'll ask for me and that i should still do all i may that will help you. ” “I have to see his office,” she acknowledged back. “The police have already been there. ” Munroe stayed silent, expectant. Okada relented. “If I do that, then you definitely won’t go back back. ” She didn’t reply. He watched her, ready, and whilst after a second she nonetheless hadn’t given him a solution, he opened the door, peered out, then motioned her via. He led a doglegged roundabout direction, and Munroe undefined, mapping within her head, seeking out cameras till Okada stopped.