The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel (Vanessa Michael Munroe Novels)

79%

12 Critic Reviews

...the writing is stellar, the heroine grittier than Lara Croft and the African setting so vivid that readers can smell the jungle and feel the heat—a gifted debut with much promise.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Governments pay her.
Criminals fear her.
Nobody sees her coming.

Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information. After escaping a traumatic childhood in lawless central Africa, she is now sought after by corporations, heads of state, and private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise.
When a Texas oil billionaire hires her to find his daughter who has vanished in Africa, Munroe finds herself back in the darklands she once knew so well, fighting mysterious forces determined to keep the fate of the missing girl a secret. If she has any hope of getting out of the jungle alive, Munroe must finally face up to the demons of the past she’s tried for so long to forget.

Now with an excerpt from the latest Vanessa Michael Munroe novel, The Catch

 

About Taylor Stevens

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Born into the Children of God, raised in communes across the globe, and denied an education beyond the sixth grade, Taylor Stevens broke free of the cult in order to follow hope and a vague idea of what possibilities lay beyond. She now lives in Texas, and is writing a third Vanessa Michael Munroe novel.
 
Published March 8, 2011 by Broadway Books. 327 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Informationist
All: 12 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent

...the writing is stellar, the heroine grittier than Lara Croft and the African setting so vivid that readers can smell the jungle and feel the heat—a gifted debut with much promise.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jan 03 2011

Thriller fans will eagerly await the sequel to this high-octane page-turner.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
on Mar 09 2011

"The Informationist" is a remarkable thriller; intense and heartbreaking, with a chilling, killer climax.

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Huffington Post

Good
on Mar 08 2011

In The Informationist, Stevens has created a character who, possibly like herself, may not always know what dangers lay in front of her or how she'll come out ahead, but it's our pleasure to travel these strange, exciting roads with her.

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Dallas News

Good
on Mar 11 2011

Her demons run deep, and Stevens isn’t anywhere near done exploring them: The second Michael Munroe book is finished, and she’s working on a third. Hooray to that.

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Open Letters Monthly

Above average

Vanessa Michael Munroe is very much her own woman. Kudos to her creator, Taylor Stevens, who has given her a high class caper worthy of her talents. And it’s only the beginning.

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NJ.com

Excellent
on Mar 27 2011

...a confident and capable ride of international globe-trotting suspense that recalls the pace and fury of a Robert Ludlum airport paperback and employs the self-preserving perversity of Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Above average
on Mar 08 2011

...The Informationist is a welcome addition to thriller fiction.

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Chamber Four

Below average
on Mar 30 2011

...this debut might pass a plane ride for you, but it won’t do much more.

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The Roanoke Times

Above average
on Apr 24 2011

Munroe always preferred to work alone, but grudgingly accedes. How she navigates this mission and the difficulties she encounters along the way make for a compelling thriller.

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USA Today

Good
on Mar 05 2011

Stevens has an aptitude for breathless action scenes.

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EzineArticles

Excellent
on Jun 04 2012

The characters and the African setting are compelling. Stevens gives us not only a fast-paced thriller, but also a fresh character that combines the best attributes of several of today's most popular fiction writers.

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