I've read several Iris Johansen books, but VENDETTA is the
first I've read in the Catherine
Ling series, not that I let that stop me. I love
Iris Johansen's Eve
Duncan series, so getting a chance to read a book in one
of her other series was great.
Iris Johansen has a knack for writing suspenseful thrillers
with a dash of romance in them. VENDETTA is not an
exception. It is action from the beginning until the end, and
that is what I liked about the book. However, I would not
have minded if the romance part was kept at bay, both
when it comes to Rachel and Catherine. Although Catherine's
story with Richard Cameron far outshines Rachel's with
Brandon. I'm picky when it comes to romance in books, and
if it works is it great, but when it doesn't, then I find
it hard to really enjoy reading it. But, that's just me. I
bet lots of readers will love the sexual tension between
Brandon and Rachel. Also, Max Huber? This shows just that
inheriting someone's fortune (in this case a criminal
empire) doesn't make you cut to run the thing. Max Huber is
like a spoiled brat whose favorite toy has been broken and
he's now throwing a tantrum.
VENDETTA, a fitting name for the book, is a so-so book for
me. Catherine Ling, her mentor Hu Chang and Richard Cameron
are by far the best characters in the book. I definitely
want to read the previous books in the series to see if I
will like them better when Catherine is the main character.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris
Johansen comes a new explosive, compelling thriller.
With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task
force on terrorism and Jude Brandonâ€™s final link to
terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate:
keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel
Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that
comes rushing back after her medical clinic in Guyana is
attacked by Huberâ€”the same man who murdered her father and
kept her imprisoned for months.
Brandon and Catherine Ling, Rachelâ€™s longtime ally and
fierce protector, are determined to keep Rachel out of
danger, but she knows that itâ€™s impossible to stay hidden
when Max Huber wants you dead.
As Rachel and Brandon race against the clock to bring Huber
down before he can orchestrate a disaster that will lay
waste to half the country, they also fight a growing
attraction to each other â€“ an attraction that could prove
just as dangerous as Huber himself.
In this gripping, fast-paced novel from #1 New York Times
bestselling author Iris Johansen, one thing is clear:
everyone has a vendetta, and no one will rest until they get