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The Ultimatum Audiobook

The Ultimatum: The Guardian, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will - Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business.

Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master.

She's known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole - and she's damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup - if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn't believe he's really dead. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened...and set it right, before it's too late.

©2017 Karen Robards (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"The listener is pulled into the suspense by characters infused with life and believability. Whether you're new to audiobooks or a veteran, Julia Whelan will not disappoint in this mighty fine story written by Karen Robards." (AudioFile)

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    mickey 06-16-17
    mickey 06-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    I wanted to love this book I did. However it's got a wannabe feeling to it... trying to hard for a spy thriller.

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    Connie Powell 06-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great story, but that ending ...."

    I loved the story. High suspense, lots of action . Hated the ending. ahhhh!!

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    Amazon Customer 06-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Ecellant!"

    I listen to many audiobooks a month and this one was one of the best ones I heard in a while. I did not expect the twist in the end! Great job Karen

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    Raegan 06-20-17
    Raegan 06-20-17
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    "Hurry UP!"

    Just like with all of Karen Robards books, I want the next one to release now. This book was GREAT!!!

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    Kathy 06-19-17
    Kathy 06-19-17
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    "Who really wrote this book?"

    I was very disappointed in this book as I've never read a Karen Robards I didn't enjoy! This one was very different from her usual. Way too technical and redundant to the max! The ending left you hanging and wondering why you wasted your time! What there was of a story was totally unbelievable. I could say a lot more but I'll leave it to the next reviewer.

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    Janet ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-17-17
    Janet ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-17-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Boring and so predictable!"
    Would you try another book from Karen Robards and/or Julia Whelan?

    I am usually a fan of Karen Robards but this story is boring and predictable with the main character so Barbie like.


    Has The Ultimatum turned you off from other books in this genre?

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    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointing


    Any additional comments?

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    Kathleen 06-14-17
    Kathleen 06-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow! Long live Karen Robards..."

    This was an excellent adventure with all kinds of excitement! It ends in a real cliffhanger. Thanks Karen and I hope the next part comes out soon : ))

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