The Mask (Vanessa Michael Munroe)
“Munroe is a sensational personality and Stevens is a sensational writer.” —Lee baby, New York Times bestselling writer of the Jack Reacher series
For fanatics 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 data hunter, has a name for purchasing issues performed: risky and never particularly criminal issues that experience taken her undercover into the various world’s deadliest areas. nonetheless therapeutic from a Somali hijacking long gone unsuitable 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 keeping high-value know-how from business espionage. within the domesticity in their regimen she unearths lengthy sought-after peace—until Bradford is arrested for homicide, and an identical pursuits who distinctive him come after her, too.
Searching for solutions and struggling with to stick alive, Munroe will quickly observe how a ways she’ll visit keep Bradford from spending the following two decades in locked-up isolation; what number 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 positive aspects Vanessa Michael Munroe: a super, deadly heroine who will cease at not anything to discover the reality, it doesn't matter what it can cost.
“Stevens excels at depicting pulse-pounding probability, and her prose and plotting are striking. . . . merely 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 successful sequence personality who has the realm at her beck and call.” —Los Angeles Times
“Munroe’s brooding character and her skill to combination into her atmosphere recall to mind the provocative Jason Bourne.” —USA Today
From the Hardcover edition.
ft was once the backpack she’d left with Okada whilst she’d torn after Yuzuru Tagawa. She sipped the espresso and stated, “Are the investigators taking the accusations seriously?” “My impact is they are continuing cautiously,” he acknowledged. “Any loss of follow-through becomes frustrating for careers now that there are felony components threaded during the tale, no matter if a few are paid to not look.” “If they pursue it, the confession will come.” “You’re certain?” he stated. Munroe smiled and.
Abyss. He used to be there to drag her out whilst self-medicating looked to be the single strategy to preserve the nightmares at bay. He was once the only who’d risked every thing to avoid wasting her lifestyles and the lives of her household 9 months later whilst demise got here knocking back. And an analogous explosion that had approximately killed Walker had taken the lifetime of Bradford’s ally. as a result of Munroe. they'd suffered, them all had suffered, due to her. To them, this call for for cost to do what that they had performed.
With pores and skin. “It used to be many years ago,” Munroe stated. She permit move slowly. “Don’t contact me.” Then, liberating Alina thoroughly, she further, “Please.” Alina took a step again, simply out of Munroe’s own house. by no means shedding eye touch, she pulled her personal blouse over her head, then unbuttoned and unzipped her denims and driven them off. She stood and, hands extensive, became a gradual circle, her gaze eventually disconnecting whilst physics pressured her head to keep on with her physique. offended gashes marred the faded dermis alongside.
It comes again to,” Munroe acknowledged. She walked to the door and further, “Don’t be the fish, Dillman, don’t even appear like the fish.” “What approximately you, Michael?” he stated. there have been darkish undertones within the query, tricks of accusations, and a not-so-subtle problem within the manner he stretched out her identify as though it wasn’t particularly her identify. “Are you the fish?” Hand nonetheless at the door, Munroe grew to become a bit of. Dillman, one arm draped over the again of his chair, posture informal and face filled with judgment, slipped.
Spirit with me and all that?” “Nah,” he stated. “Just stuff I’d wish to speak about approximately those files.” “I could make time now.” “Better not,” he stated. That made it transparent that both he desired to seek advice from her clear of the listening ears and prying eyes or he was once a part of the plan to dispose of her. the single strategy to discover was once to move. “After paintings, then,” she acknowledged, and to set limitations and try out for a cause, extra, “Something within reach. I’m brief on time.” Dillman didn’t hesitate. “I go away at eight.”.