The Troika Dolls (PB)
Author(s): Darling, Miranda
Her skin was so pale that she absorbed the glow of the flames and appeared translucent. Her shoulders were sharp and her silhouette narrow; in the shadows she could become invisible. It was a quality she often used to her advantage.
Meet Stevie Duveen striking, brilliant, gifted in seven languages and all kinds of combat ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ and strategic analyst for Hazard Ltd, an international trouble-shooting outfit specialising in discreet and very dangerous missions. 'All bones, ribcage and long throat', gorgeous, glamorous, diminutive Stevie is the last person people expect to find in such a job, but they quickly discover - often to their considerable cost - that she is as formidable as she is unlikely. Surprise is her most effective weapon, apart from her fierce intellect, unflagging determination and razor-sharp intuition. And something even the most battle-scarred operative lacks she cares, sometimes too much. Which is why she is nursing a broken heart and telling herself she will never fall in love again.
Called to Moscow by an old friend to assess the security risk to the head of the Russian Central Bank, she arrives to find the find the bank regulatoÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs teenage daughter has been kidnapped. Valery Kozcov has been a fearless crusader against widespread corruption in Russia and organised crimÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs infiltration of the governmenÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ and now his enemies are retaliating with deadly force. What they are demanding of him is unthinkableÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ but they have his beloved Anya. And they will stop at nothing to silence him.
Stevie uncovers unspeakable evil as she penetrates the very heart of the Russian mafia and finds herself caught up in the terrifying world of people trafficking and sex slavery. From the murky alleys of Moscow to forests blanketed in mid-winter snow to SwitzerlanÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs exclusive alpine resorts, Stevie tries to stay one step ahead of danger as she edges ever closer to Anya and the terrible fate awaiting her.
Stevie Duveen. A new kind of heroine for a new kind of world.
The Troika Dolls. Breathtaking action with heart and soul.
- : 9781741759150
- : alluw1
- : alluw1
- : June 2010
- : 3 Centimeters X 15.2 Centimeters X 23 Centimeters
- : books
- : Darling, Miranda
- : Paperback
- : 1
- : English
- : 420