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Taylor Stevens, author of the Vanessa Michael Munroe series, is an interesting person. She was raised in an apocalyptic cult and spent many years trying to get free from that lifestyle. Her protagonist was also raised in that manner. Vanessa Michael Munroe's story begins in The Informationist, a book that won a Barry Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for several other Best First awards. This author lives in my part of the world, and I have meant to read this series for quite some time. My book for this week, the 5th in the series:
Publication Date: June 30th
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.