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- Print Length: 314 pages
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- Publication Date: October 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005WKTVNU
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- Lending: Enabled
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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue. Learn more
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More About the Author
Jessica's writing highlights her twin passions for technological innovation and for creating significant social change through entrepreneurial ventures. Growing up in West Africa and traveling around the world has provided her with a rich background from which to draw in her writing. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband, Jeff Forbes and their son Xavier. Jessica enjoys knitting in the winter and competing in triathlons during the summer. She holds a BS in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Top Customer Reviews
The story is centered around Remi's quest to raise money for the African Peace Collaborative (APC), a nonprofit founded by her late mother. She is dedicated to keeping the APC afloat after her mother's death, but her dedication leads her to adopt the most unorthodox ways of raising money. I very much enjoyed following her on her journey, as Remi tries to reconcile her hunger for social justice with her crimes as an art thief.
To me some of the best parts of her adventures are the places Remi visits. From San Francisco to Geneva to Tokyo to Dakar, I felt transported to each of these cities. Thomas' descriptions are so vivid, detailed and real that I could almost smell each place Remi visited.
The end is surprising and well thought through, but I won't spoil it for other readers, I will only look forward to Remi's next adventures...
Overall, I highly recommend this book to those interested in suspense books, or as a gift to anyone interested in social change, sustainable development, and international travel!
I though the idea bad at first, a futuristic detail dropped in to give the story a bit of oomph. I still think that using it would make Remi more suspect, but it was the dress that turned it about for me - the detail of the skirt (A huge problem for swimming) was an integral part of the O2 extraction gills!
DAMN that's cool!
So many very cool things. The things Remi stole, priceless! Its easy to contrast these with the items her blackmailer, and the books villain, acquire (they are great items but they seem plebeian in comparison with Remi's choices - almost crassly commercial).
The villain is good, but somewhat predictable. He's a greedy, rich, spoiled schmuck with no redeeming values. He uses Remi as a distraction, blackmails her into even more thefts, and even tricks her into sharing a bite of his decadence (in an inspired touch the authoress inserts, something I fear might actually be exist today).
I loved it, and I cannot wait for more!
But, and there is always a but isn't there, I do have a few minor issues; mostly to do with the setup for future chapters in Remi's story. Call me a curmudgeon, but too much happy, happy, joy, joy just makes me look about for the other shoe (which is about to drop) or the knife that's about to be plunged into my back.
Still she turned me around on a detail. I hope she can do it again.
In fact I am kind of counting on it!
I was extremely interested in all the foreign cities and countries she traveled to and lived in! Thomas must be a widely-traveled person, since it would be almost impossible to write in such detail about certain buildings and specific settings, aromas, etc. unless you've been there.
I was curious about all the technology and gadgets in the story, but after reading about the author's education on the back cover of the book, it all fell in place.
I enjoyed this lighthearted thriller that transforms an ordinary, shy young woman into an accomplished international art thief. Pushed around by her work colleagues, I enjoyed seeing Remi stand up to them (literally in one case) and generally I thought Remi a likeable character despite her someone flexible morals.
Remi is ably, though unwittingly, assisted in her undertakings by her best friend who combines fashion with technology to create some unique pieces of clothing. I still can't quite visualise the evening gown/scuba diving suit but the idea is impressive and these outfits add a fun James Bond element to the novel.
The villain of the story is suitably creepy, and you can be sure I will never eat in a restaurant that contains a percentage symbol in it's name.
The plot does require the reader to have a sense of adventure as it is a little far fetched at times, though that is part of fun. Perhaps the only aspect of the story that didn't sit well with me was Remi's reaction to thinking she had killed a man, as she seemed to brush it aside a too easily, which contradicted her general personality. There is a touch of romance for Remi with an insurance adjustor of dubious intent and one or two minor subplots for added depth.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great action book. It's really awesome in a way. You will regret not reading it when your friends read itPublished 11 months ago by F. Branch
The book had a "James Bond" feel to it. I love how her friends had her back and how the character grew.Published 13 months ago by Raquel
Five stars for this author. Great storyline, suspense, female James bond -type of character, travel location, intelligence of written word with wonderful ending that does Not... Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by Aundra
This was a very fun read. It had a little science fiction, suspense, adventures and conspiracies. It was off beat enough to hold my attention. Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I loved this book! I love Remi Austin. The whole idea makes a wonderful story. Good plot; great characters; well written.Published on April 28, 2013 by Ruthanne Taylor
I got this book for free via the Kindle Buffett app and I always preface my reviews with that information so that everyone is clear that I don't have high expectations. Read morePublished on April 15, 2013 by UBizz
I hung in there with you fore a bit.... just a little to black for me. I did like the plot but hey, woman.... black woman.... OK... militancy. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I absolutely loved this book. This high-paced heist thriller had me on the edge of my seat. I truly enjoyed watching the character develop from a shy girl to a art stealing Diva... Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan
This book had a lot of potential but managed to fall flat. The "development" in the main character felt abrupt and jagged. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Reads A Lot
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