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"kept going strong "going strong loved the of Pia Sabel there s a girl Charlie Fox would team up with any day The Geneva Decision does a lot of things that are different from the run of the mill action thriller For one thing its rotagonist and dominant ersonality is a woman she s not a guy with breasts nor a cartoon ultravixen nor does she wear Spandex unless she s working out She even keeps her clothes on through the entire book That may be a spoiler The good guys don t work for some ultra secret government agency they re security contractors and although well heeled they don have all the resources of the Earth behind them The bad guys aren t some other ultra secret global cabal with limitless reach and resources they re bad yes they get around but they re human The fate of the world doesn t even hang in the balanceSo how does it all work Very nicely thank you Geneva is a fast satisfying read that won t have you thinking Haven t I read this before after every chapterLet s start with Pia Sabel the aforementioned heroine Not only is she not token eye candy she s also not the standard Special Forces refugee She s an athlete a former Olympic soccer layer dragooned by her fabulously wealthy adoptive father into running the family business Except for whatever she s icked up from being surrounded by bodyguards for most of her life she s a rookie at this game She s not even a very good shot Being an athlete though she s fit can run like hell can beat the crap out of lesser mortals and has a very casual attitude toward her own mortality Yes she has the reuisite Painful Past but it doesn t involve alcoholism gambling a long lost love dead children or serial divorces If you re an action thriller fan you can already see how this kind of rotagonist might change up the genreFittingly Sabel Security is an unusual lead agency for this kind of story For one thing it s not the standard everybody united against the dark enemy Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum place except for the Dastardly Enemy Mole or Butthead Political Weasel Boss natch This firm came undone upon Our Heroine s ascension to the CEO s chair with mass resignations and mucholitical backbiting This too is a refreshing change it sounds like realityThe story has twists and turns that flow organically and a series of action set Judgment Day (Time of Judgment Trilogy, pieces that are realistically messy and often inconclusive again just like in life In fact both good and bad guys miss their shots often than hit another touch of reality in a genre in which the heroes regularlyull off amazing feats of marksmanship against moving targets in the dark while riding upside down on cropdusters The dialog is naturalistic and believable No one can accuse James of A Full Scholarship (Sex Powers University 1) picking overused settings if you re struggling to find a novel set in Cameroon to complete your around the world mysteries challenge this is your book Not only are the locations fresh but the author makes good use of fairly esotericarts of those locales such as Geneva s water system As you can tell I like this book So what happened to the fifth starIt s gone not for any one big reason but a collection of little ones Pia is a dear and I enjoyed my time with her but she s such a Girl Scout and the third or fourth time this uality Summer Break (Gods at Eighteen 3) puts hereople at deadly risk I just wanted to slap her Also I kept waiting to see her dark side view spoilerbut never really did despite ample Gone Cold provocation hide spoiler An heiress wants to know who killed her customer and goes all over the world to find out I always heareople say gripping story but in this case it fits She s a spoiled rich kid who retired from soccer although we don t know why I ve never seen a soccer The Black Shriving (Chronicles of the Black Gate player in a thriller before The first move she made is one I ve done on theitch you will get a yellow card though so I know it works After that she s retty resourceful in using her strengths against a bunch of killers What I like about her is she makes time to help eople She s a nice ersonThe story starts out a little slow for my taste but gets into the action about a third of the way in and never stops after that The battle in the jungle had me speed reading to see what happened I can t say without a spoiler but it was good The ending was retty amazing too Fast and furiousIf you like women in lead roles this is a great book I wrote the best most exciting story I could Mama Ds pasta pizza possibly write featuring a female lead Pia Sabel I hope you find her an engaging thoughtful caring and above all ass kicking no excuses heroine I attempted toortray women in leadership roles who can The Expected One (Magdalene Line Trilogy, plan and execute a complex mission without theirr. Pia Sabel Betty Fedora Issue One plays to winUntil a few weeks ago she was an international soccer star But now she's taken the helm of her billionaire father'srivate security company and she's laying against a whole new set of opponents the kind who shoot to
Download The Geneva Decision Pia Sabel #1; Sabel Security #1Imary conversations revolving around sex and fashion I modeled these women after the women in my lifeIf you would like a review copy Off 13 please don t hesitate to email me seeleyseeleyjamescom If you bought the book and didn t like it I will refund the money you spent US only sorry If you recommend the book to others I will love you foreverPeace Seeley This review is of an e book copyrovided to me by the author #via the Goodreads Group Making Connections in return for my fair and impartial # the Goodreads Group Making Connections in return for my fair and impartial 978 0 9886996 0 1James tells the kind of story I enjoy one with a strong Amata Means Beloved protagonist struggling against heavy odds in a contemporary and realistic setting slotted into an intricatelot that shifts between exotic destinations The story is fast aced and well writtenThe heroine is unusual a young soccer star Pia Sabel who inherits Sabel Security from her very wealthy step father Early in her life her arents were assassinated and she was adopted Growing up in this Juice privileged environment she thrived in sports and became a star The confidence and insights she developed on the soccer field stand her in good stead in her newosition When the banker her team is rotecting is killed in Geneva she is ropelled into an international chase involving other murdered Geneva bankers millions in missing money and hijacked tankers The team of hardened men and women she gathers around her to chase the elusive foe view her as a neophyte who may compromise their safety and the success of the mission Her father urges her to come home and accept a desk job running the business She refuses Along the way she makes mistakes and some enemies The shifts in action from Geneva to the Cameroons to Vienna make it an interesting read The only uibble I have with the book is some unrealistic aspects of Pia the Gudrun protagonist The book chronicles many fights in which sheerforms almost super human feats albeit tempered by realistic emotions of fear In my opinion the author should have reduced the number of these encounters and deepened those threads that sketched her character Never Full disclosure I was rovided a copy of this book by the authorThis is an enjoyable book however I did feel that it lacked a central direction this book by the authorThis is an enjoyable book however I did feel that it lacked a central direction sort of made it feel to me like a number of incidents some what loosely connected together Each scene in itself is well written and grabs the reader however when they are over there just isn t that impetus to turn the age and keep readingThe characters are engaging and distinct which make the book enjoyable What I would have liked to have seen is a underlying motive for the actions that drives the story along and Stud in the Stacks provides the glue that binds the whole thing together To me the reader simply isn t driven from scene to scene they are simply following An enhanced sense of mission throughout wouldrovided greater engagement I feelNone the less if you like stories that involve modern action and espionage themes then this book is a worthwhile read It is somewhat uniue to have a action female lead but the author does make that character work along with the other around her The writing is crisp and engaging and does not get bogged down and the action seuences are well written and keep the reader s attention while maintaining vivid imagery Never too much or too little detail here which is sign of write who knows their craftIn summary a good read for those who enjoy action and international intrigue however a defined central direction through out may have improved the story in my mind The length of time it took me to read this fast Choosing to Survive paced action novel is deceptive I started reading it as a free e book having taken the author up on an offer he made in one of my groups and I read in that format only intermittently it doesn t fit into my schedule well Some time later he generously offered me a signedaperback copy with no reuest for a review and I was delighted to accept since I already knew I wanted a hard copy From that Robin Hood point on it flewretty uickly the narrative drive and suspense kept me turning Felipa pages as fast as I could It s easy to imagine many readers finishing it in a few days less time if they re able to read it nonstop and most would want toBraverincipled action oriented heroines are an enormous draw for me in fiction and Pia Sabel is one of the most outstanding characters of this type that I ve ever encountered Seeley s skill in bringing her to life is unuestionably the key to the novel s success she s an intriguing fully round character with a complex The Vavasour Macbeth past that shapes her Not all of thisast is revealed here the author has stated elsewhere that he wanted to spread the revelations out over thr. IllOn her first day on the job Pia's client is assassinated in front of her There's no time for training so Pia must trust her instincts and athletic skills to unravel the complicated maze of money laundering and iracy that will take her fr. Ee books and what is revealed is exposed gradually
sometimes in a way that can create a bit of confusion but stay with it Even as a youngin a way that can create a bit of confusion but stay with it Even as a young her life was impacted by violence her adoptive father is an enormously wealthy business tycoon with a drive and determination that he s assed on to her she s rich in her own right from stocks he settled on her gifted with a tall strong Crisis of the Strauss Divided physiue developed as an athlete and highly trained as a boxer She s not a superwoman and not without her inner demons she s also lacking in security and combat experience despite growing up around security operatives and she can be dangerously brash and impulsive but she has believable strengths that counterbalance these weaknesses One is native smarts which she s used to applying in competitive situations and an ability to readeople though she doesn t always realize when she needs to let these skills kick in Above all she s a caring highly ethical The Master Masons of Chartres person who genuinely wants to help others whether it s with her money or with her fighting abilityAround her the author has created an edge of the seatlot which opens with a man s head being blown off on the second VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) page and keeps up theace until the end As the Goodreads description notes Road House - The Novel piracy and money laundering are the engines that drive the action though Seeley thankfully doesn t dwell on the intricacies of the latter and it includes life and death jeopardies for our heroine along withlenty of gunfighting and hand to hand combat on land and water I d characterize it rimarily as action adventure but it has elements of the mystery genre too with a criminal mastermind whose identity is hidden through much of the book and will take some twists and turns to reveal I guessed one of Seeley s secrets early on but not all of them Although Pia stands out other characters are well drawn also and Seeley gives us two other strong female characters in action roles Sabel Security s Major Jonelle Jackson and Agent Tania no last name given both of whom I expect we ll see of in later books He develops the geographical settings Geneva Cameroon Lyon Vienna with an assurance and vividness that suggests that he s actually been to these laces and there s none of the awkwardness here i Action and Adventure on Every PageIf you re an adrenalin junkie who enjoys breakneck acing and action on
every age then The Geneva Decision is the book fo The Geneva Decision is an actionpage then The Geneva Decision is the book fo The Geneva Decision is an action never a dull moment thriller with an interesting Dolphin Diaries Bind-Up protagonist Pia Sabel is arofessional soccer layer who ends up running a security company Her skills and background make her well suited to the task in some ways but she has a steep learning curve and it s entertaining to see how she grows into the role Although the story flowed well and I was entertained throughout I found myself shaking my head and yelling at Pia several times for her ig headedness and seeming inability to listen to others with experience In life and death situations inability to listen to others with experience In life and death situations s really no room for such antics and I found it stretched credulity that experienced ex military Flood Legends pros would follow her after such behavior instead of walking off the job I expected a lot resistance and some outright defections from her team members after some of the stunts sheulled Yes she s the boss but I find it highly unbelievable that these The Best Of Saint Louis people would add additional risk by having such a loose cannon in charge view spoiler I also could not believe that hereople would agree to use the sleeper darts once they knew they were chasing an assassin throughout Cameroon and elsewhere I can understand the use of them in a security situation where they re working in large crowds full of innocent bystanders but using them on a mission where the enemy is well armed and deadly And I was especially surprised that Pia kept insisting on their use even after she got one team member killed and several others wounded andor nearly killed I get that she s a The Brother-Offended Checklist person of strong convictions but using the darts when the opponent is actively trying to kill you That s just nuts hide spoiler I loved The Geneva Decision The main character Pia Sabel has taken on a job where she may very well be in over her head But she s not willing to admit defeat and she is not going to give up This is a refreshing change to the mysterythriller concepts where therotagonist can t do anything wrong Pia is new at this She makes mistakes She learns as she goes along She makes friends and enemies along the way and eople get hurt All of this adds up to a reading experience that is both fun and engrossing The title indicates that this is only book one of a series I m looking forward to book. Om Swiss mansions to the jungles of CameroonHer battle hardened employees suspect she's just a spoiled rich girl with a mean corner kick But Pia's got some unexpected moves of her own Will they be enough to bring her team through its mission. .