The Informationist

The Informationist

[a Novel]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 | Library ed
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Random House, Inc.
“Stevens’s blazingly brilliant debut introduces a great new action heroine, Vanessa Michael Munroe, who doesn’t have to kick over a hornet’s nest to get attention, though her feral, take-no-prisoners attitude reflects the fire of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander….Thriller fans will eagerly await the sequel to this high-octane page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly, starred, boxed review

Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information—expensive information—working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back.

Until now.
 
A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It’s not her usual line of work, but she can’t resist the challenge. Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead. If she has any hope of escaping the jungle and the demons that drive her, she must come face-to-face with the past that she’s tried for so long to forget.
 
Gripping, ingenious, and impeccably paced, The Informationist marks the arrival or a thrilling new talent.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Dealing information to wealthy clients throughout the world, Vanessa Munroe hopes to leave her unconventional past behind her until a mission to find the missing daughter of a Texas oil billionaire forces her to return to the central Africa region of heryouth.

Random House Digital
"Stevens's blazingly brilliant debut introduces a great new action heroine, Vanessa Michael Munroe, who doesn't have to kick over a hornet's nest to get attention, though her feral, take-no-prisoners attitude reflects the fire of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander….Thriller fans will eagerly await the sequel to this high-octane page-turner." --Publishers Weekly, starred, boxed reviewVanessa "Michael" Munroe deals in information--expensive information--working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back.Until now.  A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It's not her usual line of work, but she can't resist the challenge. Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead. If she has any hope of escaping the jungle and the demons that drive her, she must come face-to-face with the past that she's tried for so long to forget. Gripping, ingenious, and impeccably paced, The Informationist marks the arrival or a thrilling new talent.From the Hardcover edition.

Findaway World Llc

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

Vanessa "Michael" Munroe deals in information-expensive information-working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back.

Until now.

A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It's not her usual line of work, but she can't resist the challenge. Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead. If she has any hope of escaping the jungle and the demons that drive her, she must come face-to-face with the past that she's tried for so long to forget.

The first book in the Vanessa Michael Munroe series, gripping, ingenious, and impeccably paced, The Informationist marks the arrival or a thrilling new talent.



Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, p2011
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780307878274
0307878279
Branch Call Number: EAUDIOBOOK RBDIGITAL
Characteristics: 1 sound file (12 hr., 20 min.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Ingram Digital (Firm)

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Howe_J
Jul 17, 2016

If you like Patterson, you might, might, might like this book. I, for one, am very glad that I had the opportunity to sample the audio book from the library and didn't purchase a copy for myself. The narrator sounds like Siri and the supposed protagonist is equally flat. Multi-lingual to the point of being unbelievable, uber brilliant, devastatingly attractive to all males on the planet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Please. Life is too short for such tripe.

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mayerjl
May 04, 2012

This book was very well done. I loved the character and the story. The reader was perfect for this story.

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JudithE
Sep 03, 2011

I loved this book as well. Be warned that it has some violent bits. However, the story carried me along; I was always eager to continue finding out what happened. It was also very well read. I wish she had more books I could listen to!

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