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The Innocent: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel

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Publisher Comments:

With The Innocent, Taylor Stevens, the bestselling author of The Informationist, returns with another blockbuster thriller featuring the fearless Vanessa Michael Munroe.

 

Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen. For eight years, followers of The Prophet have hidden the child, moving her from country to country, shielding the man who stole her. Now, those who’ve searched the longest know where to find her. They are childhood survivors of The Chosen, thirty-somethings born and raised inside the cult who’ve managed to make lives for themselves on the outside. They understand the mindset, the culture within that world, and turn to Vanessa Michael Munroe for help, knowing that the only possibility of stealing Hannah back and getting her safely out of Argentina is to trust someone who doesn’t trust them, and get Munroe on the inside.

 

Tautly written, brilliantly paced, and with the same evocation of the exotic combined with chilling violence that made The Informationist such a success, The Innocent confirms Taylor Stevens’ reputation as a thriller writer of the first rank.

Review:

"In Stevens's impressive second Vanessa Michael Munroe novel (after 2010's The Informationist), Vanessa travels to Buenos Aires in search of a 14-year-old girl, Hannah, who was kidnapped eight years earlier by her mother's boyfriend and hidden among a religious cult known as the Chosen. Aided by security expert Miles Bradford, Vanessa frees Hannah after infiltrating the compound where the girl was being held, setting off a volatile chain of complications. The gripping plot runs on adrenaline as much as does Vanessa, who unleashes her violent tendencies when the powerless are threatened. The neglected daughter of American missionaries, Vanessa knows too well the mind control a closed society exerts over its members. Her career as 'an informationist,' specializing in ferreting out top secrets for corporations and the über-wealthy, has evolved into her role as 'accidental assassin.' Haunted by her 'kills,' she can't stop meting out her brand of justice. The complicated Vanessa makes for an intriguing heroine — at once tough, fearless, vulnerable, and compassionate." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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About the Author

Taylor Stevens is the New York Times bestselling author of The Informationist. The first novel featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, it received critical acclaim and has been published in seventeen other countries. Raised in communes across the globe and denied an education beyond the sixth grade, Stevens broke free of the Children of God and now lives in Texas. She is at work on a third Munroe novel.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307717122
Subtitle:
A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel
Author:
Stevens, Taylor
Publisher:
Crown
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Publication Date:
20111227
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.4 x 1.2 in 1.2375 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Stevens's impressive second Vanessa Michael Munroe novel (after 2010's The Informationist), Vanessa travels to Buenos Aires in search of a 14-year-old girl, Hannah, who was kidnapped eight years earlier by her mother's boyfriend and hidden among a religious cult known as the Chosen. Aided by security expert Miles Bradford, Vanessa frees Hannah after infiltrating the compound where the girl was being held, setting off a volatile chain of complications. The gripping plot runs on adrenaline as much as does Vanessa, who unleashes her violent tendencies when the powerless are threatened. The neglected daughter of American missionaries, Vanessa knows too well the mind control a closed society exerts over its members. Her career as 'an informationist,' specializing in ferreting out top secrets for corporations and the über-wealthy, has evolved into her role as 'accidental assassin.' Haunted by her 'kills,' she can't stop meting out her brand of justice. The complicated Vanessa makes for an intriguing heroine — at once tough, fearless, vulnerable, and compassionate." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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