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Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, 2018.
Description:
347 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Bianca St. Ives was recently put through the wringer, but she came out the same way she always does - the way her father trained her to - hungry for a fight. Still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that's left a network of assassins' crosshairs trained on her, Bianca's ready to take fate into her own hands. It's kill or be killed, and she's got her finger flush against the trigger. But as Bianca races to outmaneuver her tireless pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might just do the trick: recover King Priam's Treasure, a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II, and return it to Germany.
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ISBN:
9780778330745
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3
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0
Control Number:
194404
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F Rob
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0
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Author Notes
Karen Robards was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 24, 1954. She graduated from the University of Kentucky. Her first novel, Island Flame, was published in 1981, when she was 24 years old. Since then, she has written more than 40 contemporary and historical romances including To Love a Man, Sea Fire, One Summer, Irresistible, Whispers at Midnight, Guilty, Shameless, and Sleepwalker. She has received six Silver Pen Awards, two Waldenbooks Wally Awards, one Romantic Times award, a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been named to the Romantic Times Romance Writers Hall of Fame. She has written a number of series, including The Banning Sisters and Charlotte Stone. Her title's, The Last Kiss Goodbye and Hush made The New York Times best seller list. <p> (Bowker Author Biography) Karen Robards is the author of more than twenty novels, including the enduring romance classics To Love a Man and Dark of the Moon and the national bestsellers The Midnight Hour, Ghost Moon, and The Senator's Wife. <p> (Publisher Provided) Karen Robards is the author of over twenty novels. She began her career as a historical romance writer and is the author of long-time classics: To Love a Man and Dark of the Moon. Her hardcover contemporary suspense novels have appeared on national bestseller lists, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. <p> (Publisher Provided)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Bianca St. Ives (Female), Security expert, Con artist, Thief, Martial arts expert, Smart, Cunning, Studied martial arts when she was a child and had learned how to dismantle bombs; learned from her father how to carry on the family business of swindling con men out of the money they stole; publicly the family business is a security firm; known as The Guardian
Genre
Fiction
Crime
Thriller
Topics
Security consultants
Threats
Assassins
Stolen artifacts
Russians
Germans
Heists
Race against time
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

In bestseller Robard's exciting follow-up to 2017's The Ultimatum, master thief Bianca St. Ives has recently discovered an explosive secret about herself, and she's being hunted by those who are desperate to keep that secret contained. When she learns that a $1 million contract is out on her life, her adoptive father, Mason Thayer, tells her that he can get the contract called off if she steals King Priam's Treasure-priceless artifacts thought to have belonged to Helen of Troy-right out from under Vladimir Putin's nose. With the help of her friend, hacker extraordinaire Miles Davis "Doc" Ziegler, Bianca just may pull it off. The delightful, capable, and frequently funny Bianca is an intoxicating combo of Stephanie Plum and James Bond, and her globe-trotting quest takes her from the glittering casinos of Macau all the way to Moscow, paving the way to a (literally) explosive finale. Dodging bullets and fists are all in a day's work for Bianca, and, while her adventures may stretch credulity, readers will likely be having too much fun to care. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

  Booklist Review

In this follow-up to The Ultimatum (2017), security expert Bianca St. Ives must steal a heavily guarded European treasure in order to save her own life. As a baby, Bianca was stolen from the lab where she and 40 other infants, bred to have superhuman powers, were being kept. She alone survived and was raised by the man who rescued her and her biological mother. Now the government will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their experiment, and Bianca has a bounty on her head. So she's off to the casinos of Macau to rendezvous with the only man who can help her. But first she has to wriggle out of the clutches of a sexy agent who claims he's on her side. From the custom-weapon garter belt to the museum-hacking circus troupe, this delightfully over-the-top thriller is a mile-a-minute adventure. Fans of improbable spy fiction will eat it up.--Keefe, Karen Copyright 2018 Booklist
Summary
Clever, cunning and highly skilled--there's only one Bianca St. Ives and don't you dare forget it.<br> <br> Bianca St. Ives was recently put through the wringer, but she came out the same way she always does--the way her father trained her to--hungry for a fight. Still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that's left a network of assassins' crosshairs trained on her, Bianca's ready to take fate into her own hands. It's kill or be killed, and she's got her finger flush against the trigger.<br> <br> But as Bianca races to outmaneuver her tireless pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might just do the trick: recover King Priam's Treasure, a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II, and return it to Germany. Impossible? Maybe for some, but a high-risk heist is all in a day's work for Bianca St. Ives, especially when there's intel on the line--intel that could finally bring down the shadowy forces seeking to bury Bianca for good. Faced with threats that circle closer with every move she makes, she knows the stakes have never been higher, but when you're already living on borrowed time, you have to hustle if you want to live to see tomorrow.
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