Review: Chaos by Iris Johansen

Chaos

Synopsis:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author introduces CIA agent Alisa Flynn, who is willing to go rogue if it means catching the most heartless band of criminals she’s ever encountered.

When CIA agent Alisa Flynn flaunts the rules by breaking into a mansion in the middle of the night, she skillfully circumvents alarms and outwits guards only to find herself standing in billionaire Gabe Korgan’s study . . . busted by Korgan himself. This could cost her her job unless, in a split second, she can turn the tables and try to convince him to join her on the most important mission of her life.

In a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, schoolgirls in Africa have been kidnapped, and Alisa knows that Korgan has the courage, financial means, and high-tech weaponry to help rescue them. With so many innocent lives hanging in the balance, what she doesn’t reveal is that one of those schoolgirls is like a little sister to her. But when the truth gets out, the stakes grow even higher.

Calling in additional assistance from renowned horse whisperer Margaret Douglas, Alisa and Gabe lay their plans, only to see them descend into chaos as the line between right and wrong wavers before them like a mirage. Every path is strewn with pitfalls, each likely to get them — or the hostages — killed. But with the help of a brave team and a horse with the heart of a warrior, they might just get out of this alive.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Chaos by Iris Johansen is a riveting read full of danger. The suspense was there on every page. Action-packed and well-crafted this novel made it to my top favorites list. A young woman needs help saving someone she cares about…and there’s one man who has the things she needs to get it done. Both have this intense attraction that made the book more fun. The stakes have increased once they both were on the same team. Their enemies are going to pay…but first they have to say alive. I love Iris Johansen’s Eve Duncan series. This book is so similar to that series. Good versus evil is a prevalent theme. The protagonists felt real. It was like being dragged head first into A Bourne Ultimatum movie and experiencing it all first hand rather than from my chair. The book held a lot of good things. Characterization, dialogue, action, and the emotional journeys captured my full attention from the start. The lead female character was strong and very much independent. She sometimes put the hero in his spot which was fun to follow. He also had his patience tested when it came to her safety. I loved them. With the way Iris Johansen writes, it’s hard not to be hooked on her characters and story. Overall, I was impressed with this new series.

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