The Catch

The Catch Stevens excels at depicting pulse pounding danger Her writing places her heads above most authors working in the thriller genre Only Dan Brown and Lee Child come close Dallas Morning NewsVanessa Micha
  • Title: The Catch
  • Author: Taylor Stevens Hillary Huber
  • ISBN: 9780804165785
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Stevens excels at depicting pulse pounding danger Her writing places her heads above most authors working in the thriller genre Only Dan Brown and Lee Child come close Dallas Morning NewsVanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and information hunter, has a reputation for getting things done often dangerous and not quite legal things With blood on her hands and a soul st Stevens excels at depicting pulse pounding danger Her writing places her heads above most authors working in the thriller genre Only Dan Brown and Lee Child come close Dallas Morning NewsVanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and information hunter, has a reputation for getting things done often dangerous and not quite legal things With blood on her hands and a soul stained with guilt, Munroe has fled to Djibouti, Africa There, with no responsibility except a gig at a small maritime security company, Munroe finds stillness until she s pressured to work as an armed guard on a ship bound for Kenya On board, Munroe discovers the contract is merely cover for gunrunning when the ship is invaded off the Somali coast, she fights her way out dragging the unconscious captain with her But nothing about the hijacking is what it seems The pirates had come for the captain, and continuing their pursuit, they unwittingly raise the killer s instinct Munroe has tried so hard to bury Wounded and on the run, Vanessa Michael Munroe will use the life of her catch as bait and bartering chip to manipulate every player, and wash her conscience clean.From the Hardcover edition.
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    1. TAYLOR STEVENS is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Vanessa Michael Munroe series Published in over twenty languages and optioned for film by James Cameron s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, the books are international boots on the ground thrillers featuring a mercenary information hunter in a non testosterone mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher Stevens came to writing fiction late Born into an apocalyptic cult, separated from her family at age twelve and denied an education beyond sixth grade, she lived on three continents and in a dozen countries before she turned fourteen In place of schooling, the majority of her adolescence was spent begging on city streets at the behest of cult leaders, or as a worker bee child caring for the many younger commune children, washing laundry, and cooking meals for hundreds at a time In her twenties, Stevens broke free in order to follow hope and a vague idea of what possibilities lay beyond In addition to writing novels, Stevens shares extensively about the mechanics of storytelling, writing, overcoming adversity, and the details of her journey into publishing at taylorstevensbooks con she welcomes you to join her.

    2. First things first, I m on the fence with this novel and the rating I m torn between giving it 3 stars or 4 stars On one hand, traversing the the dangerous underworld of Africa s maritime scene with danger around every corner was quite invigorating Yet I found some parts to be extremely boring and slow.I was blown away by Vanessa Michael Munroe after winning and reading The Doll The Doll was my introduction to this badass chick who learns languages with ease, can transform any object into a weap [...]

    3. I ve read all 4 books in this series and have been a HUGE fan I absolutely LOVE the main character Michael She s my all time favorite female character She can kick some major booty and I love everything about her Unfortunately this book wasn t as interesting to me as the previous 3 The other 3 books had me glued to the pages and I was actually interested in the storyline The whole pirate thing was interesting to me for a tiny bit but didn t hold for long The whole at sea setting got dull to me q [...]

    4. 3.5 I was a relative late comer to this series, kept reading rave reviews everywhere but nonetheless I was skeptical So often over hyped books do not deserve the hype, at least this is what I sometimes found after reading the books In this case, I was wrong, I love the character of Michael, after all there are not many books where it is a woman kicking but, even though she is often disguised as a man The storylines are always interesting, fast paced ,and the supporting cast, Michaels go to peopl [...]

    5. Taylor Stevens hero, Vanessa Michael Munroe, is at it again Munroe is a woman who typically dresses and behaves like a man to travel and work in a world that doesn t treat women well Munroe is a troubled person She grew up in Africa in an abusive and violent environment where she learned survival skills the hard way Her childhood shaped her and has never left her Instead, she uses the knowledge and skills she learned growing up to exact information from terrorists, kidnappers, and the like In TH [...]

    6. This novel continues Taylor Stevens reign as the best author of female action protagonists today She is clear eyed and knowledgeable in her depiction of Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, etc There s no gauze on her heroine s eyes she masquerades as male to have the freedom and control she needs for situations in which a female would be ignored at best or raped tortured killed at worst.Stevens is especially thought provoking and different in showing her heroine s just below the surface bloodlust Bloodlus [...]

    7. The Catch by Taylor Stevens is the fourth book to feature the unusual character of Vanessa Michael Munroe Regrouping after the events of The Doll, Munroe has been biding her time in Djibouti, Africa, working as an interpreter for a small private security company as Michael When Munroe s boss accepts a job on a freighter bound for Kenya, Leo, jealous of Michael s closeness with his wife Amber and oblivious to Michael s real gender and talents, insists she accompanies the team Part way through the [...]

    8. 3.5 Stars.This is the 4th novel in the Vanessa Michael Munroe series I have enjoyed all of them for several reasons I like the author s writing style And I like the way she writes dialog This book was a little short on the dialog, but it was so well written I also love the main character I don t understand her, but I love her anyway and her instinct for survival Sometimes in a series, the characters stop progressing and the writing starts to feel formulaic, but that hasn t happened, at least not [...]

    9. My ThoughtsIn this, book four of the series, Vanessa Michael Munroe works to save the lives of her fellow mates after their ship has been hijacked Vanessa is able to escape with the ship s captain It seems the pirates are interested in the captain than the ship and it s contents Vanessa plans to use the captain as a bargaining chip Will her plan work Vanessa has her own demons to struggle with She uses her street smarts to maneuver thru the murky underworld of pirating The references to Vanessa [...]

    10. Getting to read a book before it gets released, Thank you Taylor, I had higher expectations for this book for some reason After the first hundred or so pages I was apprehensive because it was a little slow and I wasn t sure where it was going I should have never doubted Taylor because she came through with another good book to read I won t throw spoilers in, but I will say this book has a slightly different feel to it and I can t wait to see where she goes with the next one.

    11. Vanessa Michael Munroe at her his bestThis is 4 in Taylor Stevens excellent series about Vanessa Michael Munroe, one of the most complex, violent but compelling characters in modern adrenaline filled action packed adventure fiction This is probably one of the best in the series and may make it into my list of best reads for 2014.To understand this book you really need to know about Michael In her early life in east Africa, Vanessa Michael Munroe experienced extreme violence which has left her w [...]

    12. In Taylor Stevens latest Vanessa Munroe thriller, she takes us deep into the treacherous armpit and waters around Africa to save the members of a security team kidnapped by pirates Munroe, the unconventional heroine of Stevens dark thrillers, who tried to save an innocent from the international sex trade in the Doll , is now working in Djibouti, a tiny country sandwiched between Somalia and Ethiopia, for a specialized security outfit as a document procurer Munroe, who can shed her gender and app [...]

    13. Vanessa Michael Munroe remains complex, competent and kick ass in The Catch , the 4th book in this series She is the only female character I ve ever seen that could hold her own and exceed against the most popular male action figures in fiction today, i.e Jack Reacher, Jack Ryan, Gabriel Allon and all the others Ms Stevens takes Michael back to Africa, this novel beginning shortly after the conclusion of the last book, The Doll Surprisingly, Michael has fled to Africa to escape the returning nig [...]

    14. Often, writers of serial thrillers lose steam by the third or fourth book Taylor Stevens, on the other hand, keeps getting better and better Following the stunning The Doll, the fourth installment of the Vanessa Michael Monroe series, The Catch, finds Michael back in Africa, a continent that she doesn t want to be on but can t seem to get away from She grew up in Africa, came of age in Africa, and learned to kill there She vows to finish her new job and never return, but with her new conflict, t [...]

    15. The Catch is Taylor Stevens fourth entry in her Vanessa Michael Munroe series Vanessa Michael Munroe is.well, she s deadly, with incredible physical skills and she s brilliant she speaks many languages and easily assimilates into the situation or culture she finds herself in She can read people and situations and think three moves ahead For a living, she hunts people, finds information and fixes things After her last case resulted in a horrific personal loss, Michael has retreated to the contine [...]

    16. Midway through The Catch, Munroe Vanessa Mike Munroe explains her job to a client I m a spy for hire I travel to developing countries, dictatorships, banana republics I analyze strategic threats to get a feel for what s going on on the ground the stuff that news outlets don t report and governments try to cover up Then I figure out who holds the true political clout, who to bribe and who to avoid, and if I m paid well enough, I do the bribing and make sure my employer s name never sees print It [...]

    17. I have been waiting for the further exploits of Vanessa Michael Munroe with great anticipation, and I am here to report that Taylor Stevens fourth Munroe novel didn t just meet but exceeded my great anticipation The millstone around Michael s neck is the anguish she suffers believing not totally without foundation that her karma is going to get everyone near and dear to her killed if she remains around them, and consequently she is in self enforced exile as The Catch begins She has domiciled her [...]

    18. The Catch Vanessa Michael Munroe, 4 Review by Gally Lines 5 stars LestISmiteThee.wordpressThe Catch Vanessa Michael Munroe, 4 review coming soon.Special thanks yet again to Murder By The Book in Houston, TX for hosting Taylor Stevens Got my signed first edition first printing hardcover in the mail My favorite The Catch quotes My review of The Informationist Vanessa Michael Munroe, 1 My review of The Innocent Vanessa Michael Munroe, 2 My review of The Doll Vanessa Michael Munroe, 3 Guest Post Tay [...]

    19. Vanessa Michael Munroe, Stevens protagonist from The Informationist and other books, is a fascinating character, but falls a little too neatly into the Katniss Everdeen model So, this isn t my usual Katniss Everdeen complaint, about a girl who who stupidly and stubbornly always makes the wrong decision No, this is a new Katniss Everdeen complaint, one about the female protagonist that is simply too broken Maybe I m not being fair Maybe this is of an Amy Dunne complaint.It s far too easy to give [...]

    20. The CatchBy Taylor StevenPages 358 Genre Suspense ThrillerCopy Courtesy of First ReadsReviewed by tkVanessa Michael Monroe is a linguist, expert in hand to hand weapons, strategist, and a woman of passion Vanessa is part of a team of armed transit guards that are hired to protect , and defend a ship if attacked by pirates Once aboard the Favorita she discovers that she is the only one of the team that information of the cargo, and pay is being withheld.Cheated, and betrayed by people she trusted [...]

    21. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Coming into a series in the middle is always a dicey proposition I d never read anything by Taylor Stevens and this is the fourth book in the Vanessa Michael Monroe series But I could not resist the exotic setting of Djibouti, Kenya, and Somalia Not to mention hijacking and pirates The book did not disappoint Michael is a complex character, nuanced and tough She is a blend of spy for hire and language lyricist The pace was exce [...]

    22. The Catch is Taylor Steven s 4th Vanessa Michael Munroe book It s an intricate, intelligent, international page turner Well written and well crafted, it s been said by many that this is Ms Steven s most internal yet of the series It certainly is complex, internally and externally, and I was continually amazed as I read at the amount of work that went into its creation It s a visual thriller, her best yet, both in the action scenes and in the descriptions of the locations she takes us, be it on l [...]

    23. Although I like this series by Taylor Stevens, this book seemed long I was ready to finish this story about 100 pages back Michael Munroe somehow through her own self loathing, worked on a ship that was supposed to guard a freighter through Somolian waters The ship was taken by pirates and for some reason, Munroe makes it her business to fix this situation I don t always understand her psychology, which makes these books sometimes hard to understand She spends a lot of time in Africa, waiting an [...]

    24. I love this character Her strength and intelligence is always such a riveting read However, in this book things seemed to be less intense and the character seemed to be just going through the motions I felt the book was melancholy and depressing until I realized that that was the way the character was feeling after the events of the previous novel She was running away from everything that meant something because everyone around her either got hurt or died She finally realizes that she wants to s [...]

    25. This is book 4 in the Vanessa Michael Monroe series Michael is a strong, independent woman working in Africa after her last case resulted in too many deaths She is working as a fixer interpreter Those she works for and with assume she is a young man, a mistakes she does not correct She is forced to go on a job with her employer that she knows will not turn out well It doesn t which leads to page turning suspense, action and amazement as Monroe works her magic to figure out what who is really at [...]

    26. This was not my favorite of the series by far In the author s notes she said she was only 80% finished with the book approaching deadline and scrambled to finish it while the book was being edited It felt like that to me The main storyline was thin and confusing The ending even so The driving factors that make Michael so committed to her causes and fights were missing I sincerely hope the next book is like the first books in the series as this one was something of a disappointment.

    27. THE CATCHTaylor StevensThe previous novels featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe were wonderful, and I really enjoyed them and the main character The excitement and suspense of the previous novels was missing in this adventure Despite the unusual plots and locale which Ms Stevens does so well, the book was quite slow I m still a fan and will continue to be faithful to this very good series.

    28. Even though The Catch is the fourth book in the Vanessa Michael Munroe series it s the first one I ve read It s extremely well written and kept my attention even through the slow parts Since finishing the book I ve checked the synopsis of the others in this series and I want to read them all so I ll definitely be on the lookout for the rest of the series Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

    29. The Catch Early Reviewer s is the fourth book in Vanessa Munroe series I have really enjoyed the previous books However this one just never really seemed to take off for me I felt that the author wasn t quite sure what to do with Vanessa s character so she just had her wander around and fight the urge to use her knife All the characters were pretty one dimensional and the plot fell flat I really wanted to like this one.

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