The Doll

The Doll

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"A heroine every bit as provocative as Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander." - The Dallas Morning News
   Haunted by a life of violence and as proficient with languages as she is with knives, Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and hunter, has built her life on a reputation for getting things done--dangerous and often not-quite-legal things. Born to missionary parents in lawless Africa, taken under the tutelage of gunrunners, and tortured by one of the jungle's most brutal men, Munroe was forced to do whatever it took to stay alive.
   The ability to survive, fight, adapt, and blend has since taken her across the globe on behalf of corporations, heads of state, and the few private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise, and these abilities have made her enemies. 
   On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move. While trusted friends race to unravel where she is and why she was taken, everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else.
   Driven by the violence that has made her what she is, cut off from help, and with attempts to escape predicted and prevented, Munroe will hunt for openings, for solutions, and a way to strike back at a man who holds all the cards. Because only one thing is certain: she cannot save everyone. 
   In this high-octane thriller for fans of Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, and Robert Ludlum's Bourne trilogy, Vanessa Michael Munroe will have to fight fast, smart and furiously to overcome a dangerous nemesis and deliver her trademark brand of justice.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2013
ISBN: 9780307888785
Branch Call Number: STEV
Characteristics: 335 pages


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Nov 05, 2017

'The Doll' has a great storyline and was almost as good as Taylor Steven's debut, 'The Informationist.' The pacing of the novel and the primal drive and instincts of the protagonist keep the reader on the edge and thirsting for more.

karcoldelharvic5 Jun 11, 2016

2nd book on Munroe. Good read.

randoo May 10, 2015

Nice approach on the human trafficking tragedy. Taylor really has no formula when it comes to crafting a story like so many other writers that you can see where the plot is heading two chapters in.
Very refreshing style that never takes the political angle only the human one.

timbert May 07, 2014

Read only a small part, too much cruelty & depravity for me!

Feb 25, 2014

I agree with the other comments , give it five stars .

bugfodder Feb 23, 2014

Good characters. This is her 3rd book, all good. Awaiting the 4th, THE CATCH.
I think she has done okay for herself, being an escapee from the Children of God cult.

midge77 Jul 15, 2013

Another excellent book. Fantasic read and I love Vanessa Michael Munroe. Cannot wait for the next book!

ChristchurchLib Jul 08, 2013

"Vanessa "Michael" Monroe, the lethal polyglot (she speaks 22 languages) who keeps knives strapped to her shins, has just been kidnapped by a human trafficking ring. And unless she complies with their demands (to deliver a kidnapped young starlet to a client in Monaco), they'll kill her friend Logan. This either/or demand isn't to Michael's liking, so she's determined to find a way to thwart her captors and free their victims - despite thorough surveillance and the sniper on her tail. Though this 3rd entry is, like its predecessors, violent and bleak, the flawed heroine and her dark edge hold plenty of appeal for readers of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books or fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." July 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

Jul 01, 2013

This is a great book!!!

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