The Informationist: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel

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Crown/Archetype, Mar 8, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Governments pay her.
Criminals fear her.
Nobody sees her coming.

Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information. After escaping a traumatic childhood in lawless central Africa, she is now sought after by corporations, heads of state, and private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise.
When a Texas oil billionaire hires her to find his daughter who has vanished in Africa, Munroe finds herself back in the darklands she once knew so well, fighting mysterious forces determined to keep the fate of the missing girl a secret. If she has any hope of getting out of the jungle alive, Munroe must finally face up to the demons of the past she’s tried for so long to forget.

Now with an excerpt from the latest Vanessa Michael Munroe novel, The Catch

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The main character of this debut novel is not bound by any conventions, she doesn’t conform to customs and she certainly does not play by the rules. Her name is Vanessa Michael Munroe (Michael to most) and many compare her to Stieg Larsson’s Lizbeth. Although both she and Lizbeth are extremely intelligent, eccentric and work in unusual ways, in the end Michael is her own person and a master in her field of work, which is gathering highly sensitive information. Much of this story takes place in exotic and edgy Equatorial Guinea, a rather lawless land. Taylor Stevens does a great job describing this region, giving the reader a flavor for the corruption, crime and lack of basic human rights which is prevalent. In short, this is a good book with lots of action and pace that will appeal to those who like action thrillers
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Pick up this "can't put down" thriller! I highly recommend this fast paced thriller! Ms. Stevens does an excellent job creating an interesting plot with complex characters. I wanted to keep turning the pages to find out what was in store. Be aware that once you start reading this book, you won't want to put it down. It is that good! Planning to read the next books in this series. 

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About the author (2011)

TAYLOR STEVENS is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Catch, The Doll, and The Innocent, all featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe. Her novels have received critical acclaim, have been published in twenty languages, and The Informationist has been optioned for film by James Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment. 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, where she is currently at work on the next Munroe adventure.

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