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International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane from an orphanage in Kanzi, Africa, to adoptive parents in London when the Boeing Business Jet is hijacked and forced to land on a deserted airstrip in the Libyan desert. On the ground, Thea comes face-to-face with a former nemesis, a Sicilian don who wants something, or someone, on that plane.

Her old foe imprisons her in the hangar and takes to the air with the boys and the passengers still aboard, mysteriously demanding that Thea use the resources of Quantum International to hijack a truckload of Syrian refugees bound for Budapest. He makes it clear he will return the passengers only when the truck and its contents are in his possession.

Thea, Rif, and the Quantum team must race against the clock to discover the don's true motives before any harm comes to the two boys and their fellow passengers. Revealing a deadly conspiracy that connects the dark postwar legacy of World War II to the present, this case will bring all parties to an explosive conclusion that will decide the fate of millions across Europe and the Middle East.

©2018 K. J. Howe (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Great follow up to The Freedom Broker

After KJ Howe's debut thriller, The Freedom Broker, last year, where she debuted Thea Paris, who works as a Kidnap & Ransom specialist, I was excited to see Skyjack come to audible. This was a great follow-up to the first book, and started off exciting, and it never ended throughout the entire book.

Although reading the first book of the series is not necessary, I would recommend it as it provides some back story that will help a few details of Skyjack make a little more sense. However, if you choose to simply dive in to Skyjack without reading The Freedom Broker, you are still in for a wild ride.

The book kicks off with a scene that could give anyone with a fear of flying mild anxiety, but it starts with a pulse pounding scene that also introduces you to Thea Paris. KJ Howe also wastes no time in diving into some of the details revealed in the first novel of the series, like that Thea Paris is diabetic. The book never slows down, and I think Thea Paris is one of the strongest protagonists in the thriller genre right now, men and women combined.

The narrator, Therese Plummer, did a fantastic job, as she usually does. I have listened to a number of books she has narrated, and I haven't come across one of her narrations that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Therese Plummer IS Thea Paris. I think of Thea now, and I have to picture her with the voice of Plummer.

This book is a must-listen for anyone who is a fan of the thriller genre, or just likes an exciting book in general. I can't recommend this enough. I purchased it the day it was released on Audible, and I finished it before the day's end. It's that good! Get it immediately!

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  • sophie
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 06-27-18

Exciting Story - Fantastic Narrator

Great book - great series. I love the story line and the characters. The book is made even better by narrator - Therese Plummer. I've listened to literally hundreds of books and have rarely found anyone as good as Therese. She makes the story line and the characters come alive.

The story could be a little hard to follow at times and it wasn't always easy to connect the dots, but it was exciting and entertaining. Can't wait for the next book in the series!

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  • 06-18-18

Pretty bad

The storyline is very similar to book one, but is way worse. I could not finish it. Not one original thought or character in this book.

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Therese Plummer is a terrible reader

Arrgh!!!! So disappointed to hear Therese Plummer's robotic voice. It's unbearable, forced, stilted and unnatural. She does not have the natural ability to read out loud. Horrible and fakey. It makes me want to scream. I will from now on pay close attention to the narrator's name.

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