The Ultimatum

The Ultimatum

Large Print - 2017
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Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. She's known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole-- and she does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn't believe he's really dead... and they mean to use Bianca as bait.
"Following her swindler father's death on a mission, Bianca St. Ives starts a mostly-aboveboard security company but is drawn back into the world of deceit when her father's family is threatened by forces who believe he is still alive."--Novelist.
Published: Waterville, Maine :, Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410498212
Branch Call Number: F ROB
Characteristics: 497 pages (large print) ;,23 cm.
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Jul 01, 2018

I have read and enjoyed lots of Karen Robards novels but this one bored me so much that I gave up after 3 chapters. The first chapter pulls you in but after that it is too wordy, with too many useless details and repetitive explanations. You could skim 3 chapters and not miss anything of importance. One of the few books I have returned without finishing.

May 08, 2018

Great story, kept me interested all the way through. Looking forward to the next book.

Apr 15, 2018

Enjoyed Robards new Guardian novel, and am looking forward to the next one. It's kind of far-fetched. and I truly love far-fetched stories and warrior women.

Apr 07, 2018

It was my first Karen Robard's book and I liked it .It was an easy book to listen and kept me listening till the end ,wanted to know what would happen next .Enjoyed it .and hopping to listen to more stories about the characters.

Feb 13, 2018

I love Karen Robards books but this wasn't up to her normal work. I made my way through it but I must confess I skimmed over a number of pages. I did want to find out how it ended.

Nov 30, 2017

Such a waste of paper !

Oct 22, 2017

Have always enjoyed Robards books but her attempt at writing a Bond type thriller fell flat. Not only was the novel too wordy but also unbelievable. Characters are 1 dimensional. Greatest disappointment was the non-ending. I will not be reading the sequel.

Jul 27, 2017

I picked this up off the Xpress table at my local library when I was running low on books. The story line is interesting and the opening grabs your attention for sure. It was an interesting read, but some of the book is so overwritten with seemingly endless descriptions in excruciating detail, for me anyway. It took almost 1/3 of the book to work through a planned heist that went bad. So I admit I skimmed through some of the rest of it. That said, the ending was exciting, but in some ways seemed rushed and short after all the build up - like maybe the publishers said you have to finish this by tomorrow so hurry up. One thing I think is certain, the two main characters Bianca/Beth and Mickey are set up for a sequel.

Jul 20, 2017

A good read. Lots of twist and turns that hold your interest till the end. Involves the government and some of programs that should have never been instigated. Makes you wonder what the government could be involved in now!


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