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Publisher's Summary

When Gwendolyn Bloom's father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.
Taken meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne Identity in this action-packed debut thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer) from Scott Bergstrom.
©2017 Scott Bergstrom (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Roy Nickerson on 02-10-17

Wonderful Adventure

I really enjoyed this book. I wondered if I would struggle with believing the protagonist Gwendolyn could do what she was doing, but the author made it believable. The narrator did a fine job of performing the voices and really delivering the emotions the characters were feeling without beingnannoying. This was a fun escape.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Brett Hanes on 04-13-18

So you want to be a spy?

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For unusual reasons, this is one of the BEST spy novels I have ever encountered. It's firmly in my top 10.

The story is eerily believable, and the characters are fantastic! Narration is top notch, and I appreciated the female narrator given the female protagonist.

This tale, very unusually, gives you some idea of what it would be like to go from your normal life to full-on spy, whether you wanted to or not. "The Cruelty" refers to the cruel nature of espionage, and you feel every bit of it through the main character. I have never encountered a spy book that looks at things from this perspective. It's very well done, and the sequel is great, too. Highly recommended.

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