THE ULTIMATUM is the first book in The
Guardian Series by
Karen Robards. This is an enthralling story about the mastery
of thieves and con artists that will take you on a high impact
ride. There are secret projects that change the concept of
mankind. This is one of those stories where a person will
learn that their whole life has been a lie. What would you do
if your world is turned upside down? This is a different type
of story from Karen Robards that will leave you wondering where
it will lead to next. She does a wonderful job in keeping you
entertained and intrigued.
Bianca St. Ives was raised by her father learning the skills
of martial arts, how to dismantle explosives and swindling con
men out of their ill-gotten gain. She now runs a
multinational firm with her father. Their latest job involves
two hundred million dollars and top secret government
documents that disappears and also result in the death of her
father. But the government does not believe her father is
dead. And they will stop at nothing to prove it. She has
learned well from her father and is very good at it. But
during this job that went bad she meets someone who keeps
showing up. I'm looking forward to see what Ms. Robards will
do with this relationship and where this series will lead.
Bianca has people pursuing her from all different angles.
It's just her and a fellow criminal as her backup that are on
the run trying to uncover the truth. During this wild ride
Bianca will learn some shocking truths that will change how
she thinks and feels about her life. When Bianca finds her
back against the wall she will take a page from her father's
book of learning.
Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you
will—Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business.
Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all
her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her
dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters
and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her
father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now
a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has
surpassed the master.
She's known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm
with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of
money they stole—and she's damn good at it. She does things
on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup—if
you count two hundred million dollars and top secret
government documents going missing as little. Her
father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US
government doesn't believe he's really dead. They'll stop at
nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and
someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world
for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait.
With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the
line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth
behind what really happened…and set it right, before it's