The Manolo Matrix

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 1, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
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USA Today bestselling author of The Givenchy Code Julie Kenner reloads for her second novel of high-heeled thrills as another woman gets pulled into a mysterious world of extreme gaming where she must play or die.

Aspiring actress Jennifer Crane knows all about games -- the games girls play to get a guy; the games actresses play to land a part; and the good old game of credit-card roulette. (How else is a girl supposed to afford her shoes?) But she never expected to be playing a game with life-or-death consequences. Unable to successfully score an acting gig, she has, instead, been cast in the role of reluctant bodyguard to a real-life assassin's target -- a dashing FBI agent of all people! -- and must embark with him upon a scavenger hunt across Manhattan in search of the ultimate prize: survival. Before this, Jenn's definition of fighting dirty has been elbowing her way to the front of the line at a Manolo sample sale. Now, if she wants to stay alive, she's going to have to learn a few new uses for her stilettos. . . and they ain't pretty.

Fast, flirty, and full of great footwear, The Manolo Matrix is another electrifying adventure in this breakout series for fashionistas who love a perfectly appointed mystery.

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Review: The Manolo Matrix (Codebreaker Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Sequel to The Givenchy Code, and honestly it was pretty much the exact same book all over again. But a fun beach read. Read full review

Review: The Manolo Matrix (Codebreaker Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

I have to say, while I still enjoyed the book, it wasn't nearly as good as the first in the series. I loved the role switching with the FBI agent being the target and the aspiring Broadway actress as ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Julie Kenner's books have hit bestseller lists as varied as USA Today, Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, and Locus Magazine; have won numerous awards and have been lauded in industry publications such as Publisher's Weekly and Booksense.  Julie writes a broad range of fiction, including sexy and quirky romances, young adult novels, chick lit suspense thrillers and paranormal mommy lit.  Visit her online at

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