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Toronto, Ontario : Mira Books, 2019.
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334 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it's far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there's an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they'd never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission--the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it's not like she has a choice. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that's poised to end the country's existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she's seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. It could mean torture or endless imprisonment--assuming she survives. But it might also ignite the kind of chaos that forces a revolution. It might just change the world. Besides, if Bianca has to go down, she's gonna go down swinging... This is party of "The Guardian" series."-- Provided by publisher.
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9780778369479
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3
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206588
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F Rob
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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; learned how to dismantle bombs; learned from father how to carry on family business of swindling con men out of money they stole; publicly family business is a security firm; known as The Guardian
Genre
Fiction
Crime
Thriller
Topics
Swindlers and swindling
Thieves
Government secrets
Missing documents
Missing money
Manhunts
Fathers and daughters
Search for truth
Emotions
Setting
- International
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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Trade Reviews

  Publishers Weekly Review

As part of an effort to eradicate all evidence of a clandestine government program, a ruthless CIA hit squad targets super thief Bianca St. Ives in bestseller Robards's stellar third Guardian thriller (after 2018's The Moscow Deception). Meanwhile, Bianca's current nemesis and one-time love interest, Colin Rogan, tells Bianca that he'll call off the hit squad if she'll pose as idealistic NSA contractor Lynette Holbrook, who has stolen sensitive government secrets, and plant these secrets, which have now been replaced with fake information, with the North Korean authorities. Bianca has good reason not to trust Colin, who doesn't control the CIA hit squad despite his claim that he does, but after they're nearly killed when their car is remotely hijacked, Bianca agrees to his terms. With Colin as her handler, Bianca embarks on a mission that takes her from Paris to North Korea, where's she kidnapped and taken to a squalid North Korean prison camp. Bianca must use her distinctive and extensive skill set, and learn to trust Colin, if they're going to get out of this one alive. Bianca and Colin's sizzling chemistry makes for a great match up, and the cinematic, relentless action is sprinkled with Robards's trademark humor. This is Bianca's most exciting and satisfying adventure yet. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

  Booklist Review

Spying, romance, death-defying escapes from evil pursuers: it's all in a day's work for Bianca St. Ives. In this third in the Guardian series (following The Moscow Deception, 2018), St. Ives, master of disguises, is on the run from killers while trying to plant disinformation in the hands of a hostile foreign power. Acting as her protector is the handsome, capable Colin Rogan, who may not be trustworthy. St. Ives finds this Bond-type partner irresistible, a subplot that sometimes gets corny. Overall, however, the tale comprises a long, exciting chase (leading to a gratifyingly suspenseful conclusion). Robards' fans will devour this latest in the series; try it, too, with patrons who enjoy Iris Johansen.--Henrietta Verma Copyright 2019 Booklist
Summary
With her back against the wall, everything's on the line for Bianca St. Ives. She's either going to save the world--or die trying.<br> <br> It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it's far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there's an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they'd never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission--the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it's not like she has a choice.<br> <br> An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that's poised to end the country's existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she's seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. It could mean torture or endless imprisonment--assuming she survives. But it might also ignite the kind of chaos that forces a revolution. It might just change the world. Besides, if Bianca has to go down, she's gonna go down swinging...
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