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That girl started her own country (The Count of Monte Cristo) [Kindle Edition]

Holy Ghost Writer
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

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Book Description

International Playgirl Zaydee finds herself in the midst of
a crisis fueled by international intrigue, multinational corporate greed, and a
convoluted legal system.  Imprisoned
computer hacker, this brilliant jet-setter becomes an international media
celebrity as she defends herself, an unknown girl labeled Princess Jane Doe,
against false charges.  With
complicated and shadowy plots brewing, the book is lush and captivating and
perhaps the best addition to the series yet.

"I have filled my Larsson void with a book I found on Amazon..."-Brain
"A truly imaginative, unique page-turner that will leave
readers wanting more."-Kirkus
"...promises to tear a wide path across  the limits
of your imagination and sweep you into its furious,  page-turning action..."-Iforum

Editorial Reviews

From Kirkus Reviews

"A truly imaginative, unique page-turner that will leave readers wanting more."-Kirkus


"The latest mystery by Holy Ghost Writer dazzles with a tale of computer hacking, legal wrangling and kung-fu fighting.

"A truly imaginative, unique page-turner that will leave readers wanting more." -Kirkus

"[B]ooks in the Count of Monte Cristo series, this one included, are fun, mysterious, and have wonderful over-the-top heroes that are a joy to follow. I truly look forward to finding out where Zaydee's story will take her, and how That Girl Started Her Own Country will merge into the rest of Holy Ghost Writer's series." Tania Staley, Pacific Book Review

"Overall, this book is a good story,...A narrator is the most important character in any fiction work, but in this book the narrator has no name, at least not one this reviewer has ever seen - because this narrator is unique." Hollywood Book Reviews

Product Details

  • File Size: 707 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479229814
  • Publisher: Illuminated Publications Limited; 7 edition (December 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094IH8HC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,872 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorifyingly terrific!! July 4, 2013
By zoya
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If you are a diehard fan of Steig Larsson books then you look no more because you are on the right page. This book satiates the needs of Dumas and Larsson fans alike. The spectacularly stunning international drama has an intriguing female protagonist who is not the usual damsel in distress but the headstrong, fearless, intelligent, powerful and manipulative woman just like the protagonist in the Steig Larsson books. Her demeanor while held at the U.S Federal prison is commendable. 'That Girl started her own country' has enough twists and turns to keep on the edge of your seat and also offers a hint on the identity of the author, 'The Holy Ghost Writer'.

This masterfully plotted story gets creepier with every revelation making you hungry for more. And as the author promised, I eagerly wait for the seventh sequel in this series and know it will only get better. The word play of the author is also undoubtedly good and must mention. Don't miss this one. The plot provides you with an unwavering suspense till the very last page. Go for it!
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly creative book! September 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I must say that I really enjoyed reading "The Girl Who Started Her Own Country", what a great tittle for a book! It is one of those books that once you get into the flow of it, you will not want to stop reading and I think that I may have never read a book as fast as I did with this one. The storyline is fantastic and it kept me griped from the start all throughout the whole book. I truly got lost in this book which is a thing that rarely happens to me. My only wish is that this book was longer as I didn't want it do end. It is a great book which captured my imagination with an awesome adventure storyline and plot.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping thriller September 3, 2012
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I was not familiar with the Holy Ghost Writer until this book but certainly, I will have to check out other works by HGW. Zaydee is a very slick character (and she's female, which makes it that much more interesting). Great characters (Steven and Zaydee are well developed) and if you're a fan of thrillers and suspense (like myself), this book is why you read them.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Sultan" Sequel is Another Light Parody January 21, 2013
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"That Girl Started Her Own Country" is a sequel to "The Sultan of Monte Cristo," which I thought was a fun, light read that made me think about the characters of "The Count of Monte Cristo" in a fun new way. As soon as I started reading, I realized "That Girl" doesn't pick up where "Sultan" left off, but instead is far in the future from the adventures of Dantes, Haydee, and Mercedes.

This novel focuses on the adventures of Zaydee, an "international playgirl" who is also an expert hacker. She's had her face changed by plastic surgery, and her fingerprints transformed into intricate code, but she can't change her heart--not matter how far she travels or what she gets involved in, she still has feelings for an old flame, investigative journalist Steven Larson.

When she gets tangled up in securities fraud, Zaydee lands in jail under the name "Princess Jane Doe," making a host of female inmate friends along the way. It's in jail that she decides she'd like to become landed royalty and sets upon the idea to buy a small island and create her own nation. Other subplots include her trial, her attempts to protect Steven from an expose that will go awry, and experiments to speed evolution in humans, among others.

I found "That Girl Started Her Own Country" to be harder to follow than "The Sultan of Monte Criste," primarily because there were so many new characters introduced for which I didn't already have a backstory. I did like Zaydee's devotion to Steven, but wish we had more backstory on their relationship so that I could understand their connection and why she would go to such great lengths to provide him with protection and gifts.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! September 1, 2012
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I'm a pretty big fan of crime/thriller type novels. This one is right up there with as one of my favorites. The pacing of the book was great, and I found it hard to put down once I got started. Characters were well thought out, and the writing was terrific. I highly recommend picking this one up. Give it a shot and you won't be disappointed.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Woooow! September 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
One of the best books I have ever read. So thrilling, that I had to read it at once.

That Girl Started Her Own Country comes with breath-taking adventure, that connects a nowadays story with the one of the Monte Christo.

I really recommend this book to anyone seeking adventure and thrilling story!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Second Novel September 2, 2012
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After reading the first book from this author earlier this summer and deciding he was one to follow, I downloaded and read the sequel this weekend. It wasn't disappointing. The feelings of mystery and suspense are loaded into this book, along with several twists and turns that I hadn't seen coming from just reading his first book. It was as enjoyable to read as book 1.

If you're looking for a book to keep your attention and satisfy your need for suspense and intrigue then this one will do it. Waiting on the author's third book.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Thrilling! July 7, 2013
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Holy Ghost Writer has really done a great job on this book. It's a suspenseful crime novel that will keep you interested until the very last page. Once I started reading, I could not put this one down! Its a great follow up to the Sultan of Monte Cristo.

Zaydee is everything a man could want; sexy, smart, and mysterious. She is a feminist on a mission, and plans to start her own country with those whom she feels have been abused by the same system that abused her. She is introduced as the woman from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo". The novel includes hactivists, some high tech gadgets, and some interesting aspects of the law. I was not disappointed.

The relationship with Steve Larson shows a soft side to an otherwise intense and calculating woman and nicely weaves the pieces of this puzzle together. She will help him uncover a conspiracy that will rock the scientific world, and she will protect him at all costs.

A great read, very hard to put down once started. Exciting page turner. Definitely will read the rest of the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars good story...poorly written.
The story has potential, but the writer is clearly not from an English langage place, and meeds an editor to polish things up. Reading works by semi-literates is unpleasant.
Published 1 day ago by spayer
5.0 out of 5 stars That girl started her own country
I seriously can not get enough of Zaydee. She is so amazing! Probably one of my favorite female characters. Ever. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Momto4BookLover
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! Another great book in the series
This is now the second book I have read from The Holy Ghost Writer and in The Count of Monte Cristo series. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and Exciting!
That Girl Started Her Own Country is a thrilling adventure full of mystery, suspense, love, politics, murder, fame, wealth, a secret society and fighting the good fight. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Amy Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Interestingly Creative!
This book was a great read once I managed to get the flow of the story. Any storyline with a strong, fearless, and relentless woman (in this case, Zaydee) is one I can’t help but... Read more
Published 23 days ago by A Book a Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Really enjoyed this book! Zaydee is a strong, well-developed main character and the author does a great job weaving a plot that is intricate, well-timed, and engaging. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars More Please!
I recently discovered the Holy Ghost Writer’s work and with each new book, I read I am pleasantly delighted. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Jacks
4.0 out of 5 stars A Quick and Fun Read
That Girl Started Her Own Country by Holy Ghost Writer follows Zaydee as she is arrested, incarcerated, and after refusing to reveal her true identity, is given the title of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Intriguing Volume From the Mystery Novelist
In January 2013, when I read 'The Sultan of Monte Cristo' by Holy Ghost Writer, I didn't quite know what to make of the modern sequel to Alexandre Dumas' classic 'The Count of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Erin O'Riordan
4.0 out of 5 stars Is it over?
I enjoyed reading this book, but couldn't believe how it ended. It didn't. I first thought that I was missing some chapters. Will there be a sequel?
Published 2 months ago by Rusty
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Who is The Holy Ghost Writer?

The identity of the author is part of an international contest, and the first person to correctly name the HG Writer from the clues found in the Count of Monte Cristo sequels will receive a reward of $5000. Visit the Holy Ghost Writer's Amazon Author Page for Details and see if you can discover the real identity of the author being heralded as the new Stieg Larsson for That Girl Started Her Own Country, the successor of Alexander Dumas for The Sultan of Monte Cristo and the next Ray Bradbury for The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter. Contact the author c/o

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