Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone's favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-listen for fans old and new!
The job sounds straight enough: test the security of the crew protecting a key witness in a landmark case against a tobacco company. All bodyguard Atticus Kodiak has to do is make sure there are no holes in their surveillance. But one of the ten most dangerous contract killers in the world is training his sights on both the witness and Atticus. Greg Rucka cranks up the suspense as the boundary between hunter and target begins to blur.
Still recovering from traumas both physical and emotional, Jad Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, principal organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek's just the beginning: his employer, the Architect, has already set in motion another, even more devastating attack. At the center of it all are two women under deep cover. One, as beautiful as she is deadly, has just been dispatched on American soil to execute the Architect's deadly plans.
In the tradition of Mickey Spillane, Greg Rucka creates stories of suspense and danger set in a dark and violent world. Like Keeper, his first Atticus Kodiac novel, Rucka keeps the pace and the surprises in Finder coming at breakneck speed. During his last job as bodyguard, Atticus lost his best friend. Now, as bouncer in a rough New York nightclub called The Strap, trouble has found him again. At the bar, Atticus sees the 15-year-old daughter of a ruthless Colonel he guarded in the Army.
Intense, fast-paced, and as timely as today’s front page, Keeper is a tantalizing glimpse into the life-and-death world of professional bodyguards. Atticus Kodiak—cunning, resourceful, and tough as nails—is trapped in a race against time in this riveting, realistic look at the abortion rights battlefield. Narrator John Randolph Jones fully captures the passion and terror on both sides of this explosive issue with stirring conviction.
"Good story but tough subject"
For the first time in his life, professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak is lying low with Alena Cizkova, aka Drama, once the world's premiere assassin and now the target of assassination herself. Atticus and Alena are wounded, alone, and on the run from what they've done, what they haven't done and what they'll need to do to survive.
"" The Echolon Vendata" on steroids."
For the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, the day began with a smile. By day's end, they will wonder if they will be able to escape with their lives. Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan "Jad" Bell, is Wilsonville's lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes far, far worse. Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain he may not be able to stop.
It's a new beginning for bodyguard Atticus Kodiak. Dead to the world, no longer hunted, he has lived with his common-law wife Alena for more than a year in a small town in the Republic of Georgia. But when their new neighbors are brutally murdered, leaving behind their son, it falls to Atticus to rescue him. To do so, he must enter a web that takes him from Russia to Istanbul and that stretches from Dubai to Las Vegas.
"Nothing will stop this guy on a mission"
The year is 2020: Corporations control everything. In the name of domination, these sprawling organizations have recruited their own military forces to fight clandestine battles against one another, a war fought in the boardrooms and won in the shadows, with the public none the wiser.
"almost perfect dark"