The Informationist by Taylor Stevens


Looking for another smart, bold female protagonist like Lisbeth Salander of the Millennium Trilogy? The Informationist by Taylor Stevens is the book for you.

Vanessa "Michael" Munroe is an expert at gathering information. It helps that she speaks 22 languages and is good at blending in no matter what the country or situation. Munroe is so good that a Texas oil billionaire offers her a small fortune to find out what happened to his daughter who disappeared in Africa four years ago. Munroe reluctantly takes the job and returns to Central Africa where she grew up. Born to missionary parents, she joined a crew of mercenaries when she was 14 and earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men. Munroe ran away to the U.S. a decade ago and now this case forces her to deal with her past and unravel the mystery of what happened to the missing woman.

The Informationist starts out a bit slow with a lot of groundwork to get out of the way, although all is forgiven when the action starts. Stevens doesn't let up and builds to a thrilling climax and satisfying ending. This is a great book for anyone who enjoys international thrillers and strong female characters. And there are more books to come. The second book, titled The Innocent, will be published in December and Stevens is working on a third.

Not only has Taylor Stevens written a great story, she has her own interesting back story. Read more about it in this Vogue magazine article.

Submitted by Amy @ MPL Central

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