Monday, December 19, 2011
THE INFORMATIONIST: A VANESSA MICHAEL MONROE NOVEL by Taylor Stevens
This time, Michael's best friend, Logan needs her help. Logan grew up in a cult called The Chosen. He eventually got out and later helped his childhood friend, Charity and her daughter, Hannah get out. Charity's boyfriend leaves the cult with them but eventually decides to return, kidnapping Hannah and taking her with them. The Chosen have kept Hannah closely hidden but now Logan and some of his former cult members have information about where Hannah may be kept. But they need Michael to get her out. Michael agrees but not before finding out some other motives of the ex-members, including Logan himself. Miles Bradford, who also appeared in The Informationist joins Michael. She has been having violent nightmares and Miles thinks the work will be helpful.
This had less action than the first novel which was a little disappointing. We do see more of what goes on in Michael's head and how she deals with things and more interaction between her and Miles.
The novel mostly takes place in Argentina, but I felt the novel lacked decent description of the setting. It could have been anywhere. There were also some loose ends that did not feel resolved by the end.
All in all, a good book but not as good as The Informationist, which should be read before reading this book or the reader will have almost no background on Michael.
my rating 4/5
I received this book from Amazon Vine Program