At eight years old, Thea Paris watched her brother being snatched from his bed.
Her inability to save him has haunted both their lives ever since.
Twenty years later, the unthinkable happens when her billionaire father is abducted.
But this time, she is prepared.
Now, Thea is at the top of her game as a freedom broker, negotiating for the release of kidnap victims around the world.
And she has only one objective:
Find him or die trying…
It’s always great to see strong female lead characters in an action thriller, as lets face it, there isn’t enough of them about. Thea certainly gets right into the thick of things being a hostage negotiator. Right from the start we can see she is not someone you want to mess with as she knows how to handle herself as well as weapons.
I have to take my hat off to the author for incorporating someone in this role with having diabetes one. Due to the nature of her job Thea decides to keep this from her team but it’s something she has to constantly keep her eye on, making sure her blood levels are right. It’s good to see that having this condition doesn’t stop Thea from doing what she wants. The only reason why she doesn’t want anyone to know, is to stop them from worrying about her.
The story starts off in the thick of things. I did find at the start the story jumped around a lot and it didn’t flow as well as I would have liked it to, feeling quite stilted in parts. It does settle down though and that’s when the story really started to take hold of me.
The Freedom Broker is the authors debut novel. It is a very solid start to a series and I can see a lot of potential. I especially enjoyed reading of Thea’s brothers time being held hostage, not that it was nice to read but it was something that had really intrigued me from the blurb and whilst it takes a while for it to be told to the reader, it was worth the wait. Definitely a book for readers who love on full on action thrillers.
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