The Innocent: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel
by Taylor Stevens
With The Innocent, Taylor Stevens, the bestselling author of The Informationist, returns with another blockbuster thriller featuring the fearless Vanessa Michael Munroe.
Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. For eight years, followers of The Prophet have hidden the child, moving her from country to country, shielding the man who stole her. Now, those who’ve searched the longest know where to find her. They are childhood survivors of The Chosen, thirty-somethings born and raised inside the cult who’ve managed to make lives for themselves on the outside. They understand the mindset, the culture within that world, and turn to Vanessa Michael Munroe for help, knowing that the only possibility of stealing Hannah back and getting her safely out of Argentina is to trust someone who doesn’t trust them, and get Munroe on the inside.
Vanessa Michael Munroe can track down anything, from information to people; if it's missing she will find it. When her best friend comes to her with a job that only she can do, she accepts the challenge (albeit with understandable reservation).
A little girl named Hannah disappeared into a cult called The Chosen, eight years ago. It's Michael's job to infiltrate the cult and get Hannah back. There are plenty of obstacles in the way, both inside and outside of The Chosen, but the word failure is not in Michael's vocabulary.
After reading The Informationist (click here for my review) I was rather excited to read The Innocent. I was even more thrilled when I discovered that I could check out the audio version from my local library! The story was just as intense as the first. Vanessa Michael Munroe is incredibly intense, she operates from a very dark place, often finding herself conflicted by her own abilities. She's unsuspecting, often misjudged by the people around her. A chameleon who can blend into the background or hide in plain sight. In other words she's bad ass!
If you like strong female characters that are feminine but can kick butt too, Vanessa Michael Munroe is someone you should get to know!
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I've heard that the third installment of the Vanessa Michael Munroe series, The Doll, is slated for release in 2013. That means that there is plenty of time for you to read the first two books (The Informationist and The Innocent). Pick up your copies today!
Visit Taylor Stevens official website, she's a very fascinating author! You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
I borrowed this audiobook from the County of Los Angeles Public Library. I was not required to write a positive review. The views and opinions expressed are my own.