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The Informationist: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel (Vanessa Michael Munroe Novels) Paperback – 20 Dec 2011

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc) (20 Dec. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307717100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307717108
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 613,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An utterly smashing debut novel, starring an unforgettable heroine who could go toe to toe with Lisbeth Salander-and claw her way on top. One of the best thrillers of the year!” (Tess Gerritsen, author)

“A dazzling new thriller… The Informationist is Steven’s first novel but it reads as if she’s a master of the genre.” (New York Newsday)

“Dazzling… Munroe is a model of an emerging action heroine: like Stieg Larson’s Lisbeth Salander, not a guy in a girl suit but not one to whimper in the corner either.” (Booklist)

“One can’t help but think that Monroe and Salander are lone wolves who, I they ever had a chance to meet, might discover they are really part of the same hunting pack… Stevens… writes with the confidence of one who knows she’s hit on a winning series character who has the world at her beck and call.” (Los Angeles Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A breathless international thrill-ride with a compelling heroine, Vanessa Michael Monroe, who’s as deadly as she is irresistible, yet vulnerable to the demons of her past. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kara-karina (Nocturnal Book Reviews) on 6 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Wow. This book was so powerful, so gripping, for a while after finishing it I felt jittery.

I've seen the reviews on Goodreads and they are very opposite. You either love it or don't understand what was all the fuss about.

Vanessa, oh, Vanessa! She is a through and through kick ass chick. Ruthless, brilliant, scarred and fighting her own demons. She is a strategist and a tactician, can speak 22 languages and snatch the information out of the air currents. Literally. She is also extremely dangerous and psychotic.

Vanessa is a chameleon and often can be mistaken for her male image - Michael, and that's how she prefers to deal with her clients. Most of them know her as Michael and pay her huge money for her analysis of situation and her information.

Miss Munroe is offered a $5, 000, 000 contract to find a daughter of an oil magnate, the girl who disappeared in Africa 4 years ago, or find out for sure if she is dead. Numerous investigators tried to do it over the years with no result. Vanessa's hire is the last attempt.

Along with a partner Vanessa now goes back to a place where she left legends and superstitions about herself, the place where her demons were better off left undisturbed.
This book gives you a rare view of African continent, its politics, way of life and vicious brutality.

I'm asking myself "Is this what I missed out with not reading Steig Larsson? Is Vanessa really like Lisbeth Salander?" If she is, I MUST read The Millennium Trilogy.

Vanessa is not the heroine you want to miss. I am very much looking forward to a book #2 The Innocent which comes out 27/12/2011
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on 30 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book has all the desired elements: suspence, mystery, geographic thrills and more! The heroine Munroe is an adrenaline junkie with brains and talent. The setting in Africa is totally authentic! Taylor Stevens is gifted and delivers something riveting and new. Her Personal story is unbelievable and quite the achievement. Look out for her next book!
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Thers a bit of a formulaic approach here but the twist is Michael (Vanessa Michael Moore) is a synthesist of data collected from observation, the dog that didn't bark lack of info, actions, pattern recognition, etc. She's a damaged heroine, as most protagonists are these days but, hey, that's the way the world is. I loved the Wesrt African sub-Saharan location, the characters were well formed and there are twists a[plenty. Oh, and lots of corpses. A very good read and Ive already got the follow up.
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By SuperMadSam on 7 Aug. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Bought this book after reading in the media that it had been picked up by a film company to be made into a movie. Thought I would give it a read before the movie starts getting all the attention. Really liked the book and the characters involved, fast paced action with a commanding female lead. Would recommend highly, hopefully the movie will do the book justice.
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