Vanessa Michael Munroe, the informationist, chameleon, and hunter who has built her life on a reputation for getting things done - often dangerous and not-quite-legal things - returns in this new novel from the New York Times best-selling series by Taylor Stevens.
In the wake of going head-to-head with international sex traffickers in The Doll, Munroe has retreated to Djibouti, where, while passing as a man, she finds work as an interpreter for a small, private, maritime security company. Pressed into duty at sea by her boss, Leo, Munroe discovers she is part of a gunrunning operation and she wants no part in protecting the crew or cargo. When the ship is attacked by pirates off the Somali coast, Munroe escapes and takes the unconscious captain with her to get answers. Leo's wife, Amber Marie, the only person Munroe has cared about since she arrived in Africa, is desperate when Leo goes missing along with the rest of the hijacked crew, so Munroe agrees to try to find him for Amber Marie's sake. She soon realizes it's not the cargo or the ship or the crew that the hijackers were after: They want the captain. On the run, wounded, without connections or resources, and with the life of the captain as bait and bartering chip, Munroe believes that the only way to save Leo, assuming he's still alive, is to hijack the ship back.
Not as good as the others in the series. It moved along slowly i thought. I read the last books and this I did audible so maybe that's why? I loved the others
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If Jack Reacher were a woman, he'd be Vanessa Michael Munroe. She's smart, endlessly creative and resourceful, and every bit as tough (and tough-minded) as Reacher.
Taylor Stevens' plots never cease to amaze - smart, creative, and every bit worthy of this amazing heroine. I have greatly enjoyed every book in this series so far and will be buying the next one the minute it's released.
These books are a gift. Treat yourself.
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I am an avid fan of the author and also most impressed again by the narrator
I recommend this book to readers who love adventure and a story that pulls you toward the finish line.
Wish there were 10 more books waiting to read. stimulating, intricate plotting, great characterization
What did you love best about The Catch?
The story was great and captivating from start to finish. I couldn't stop listening!
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Catch?
The detail and planning the character does throughout the book, leaving nothing, or very little to chance.
What does Hillary Huber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed her reading of the book. It was part of the reason that captivated you and you didn't want to stop listening.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. It was over a period of time. If I had the time, I could have easily done so though.
Any additional comments?
Great author and character. I look forward to more titles featuring this character.
I must say that the first book in the series, The Informationist, is by far the best. Still, every book in this series is worth the listen. In the second book and later, the author takes a turn that I don't quite get. Many of the subplots get lost, and the character becomes more one-dimensional. Personally, I think it's the difference between an great run of stories (which this is) and a world-class, Best Sellers List series.
Growing up in a third-world country gives you a whole different perspective on society, on values, and on what is really important. What makes this series doubly intriguing is the author's background. It's worth checking out before you read the first book.
The narrator's voice and delivery are perfect for this character. She does an excellent job.
If you could sum up The Catch in three words, what would they be?
Beguiling, intense, human
What other book might you compare The Catch to and why?
The other three in the series
Which scene was your favorite?
When Michael explains during the process of story telling-how she experiences Africa and it's unique cultures.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Crushing isn't for everyone