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Chasing the White Lion

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CHASING THE WHITE LION
(Talia Inger, Book Two)
by
JAMES R. HANNIBAL
Genre: Contemporary Christian / Thriller / Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: March 3, 2020
Number of Pages: 384
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Young CIA officer Talia Inger has reconciled with the man who assassinated her father, but that doesn’t mean she wants him hovering over her every move and unearthing the painful past she’s trying to put behind her. Still, she’ll need him–and the help of his star grifter, Valkyrie–if she hopes to infiltrate the Jungle, the first ever crowdsourced crime syndicate, to rescue a group of kidnapped refugee children.

But as Talia and her elite team of thieves con their way into the heart of the Jungle, inching ever closer to syndicate boss the White Lion, she’ll run right up against the ragged edge of her family’s dark past. In this game of cat and mouse, it’s win . . . or die. And in times like that, it’s always good to have someone watching your back.

Former tactical deception officer and stealth pilot James Hannibal takes you deep undercover into the criminal underworld where everyone has an angle, and no one escapes unscathed.

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Notable Quotable: "Children in the camps are going missing. Myanmar won't acknowledge they were ever born. The host countries, Bangladesh and Thailand, won't register them. There's no paper trail." Jenni looked back at Talia, wobbling the boat. "How do you find a child that doesn't officially exist?
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Clueless Gent’s Rating

4.5 star rating

As I was reading Chasing the White Lion, I kept hearing the theme from the movie Mission Impossible playing in my head. That should give you a clue as to what you’ll find between the covers of this exciting book!

The author wastes no time in getting the reader hooked. There’s a double-agent in a position of power in the CIA who heads a global crime syndicate, but to make matters worse, now the payload consists of innocent children.

This is a powerful storyline! The use of children immediately invokes emotion in the reader. The emotion is nicely balanced with action and suspense to yield an exciting reading experience.

The Team in Chasing the White Lion

What really makes this story so fun to read – in my opinion – is the team composition. Trying to penetrate the global crime syndicate takes a lot of teamwork and imagination. The composition of the team really sets this story apart from others.

Technically, each team member brings a needed skill set to the table. Emotionally, each team member has his – or her – fair share of challenges. There’s a techy, a person that loves to blow things up, a thief, a con artist, a CIA agent, etc. This team is definitely well rounded, to say the least.

In addition to the borderline miraculous things they can accomplish together, the way they work together is very entertaining. The author injected humor into the team interactions to break up some of the action and suspense so the reader could breathe. Thank you, James Hannibal!

This being the second Talia Inger book, I do wish I would have read the first one before I read this one. I know it would have made this one more enjoyable since the team now has a history together.

Technically Speaking

The version I read was not the final text, so I will not make any comments on SPAG.

I’m not sure which I enjoyed more – the pacing, the climax, the big reveal near the end, or the character arcs. They were all done very well.

Speaking of character arcs, this being Christian fiction and all, I will say that I thought the inclusion of religion was very appropriate and not done in a way that would take anything away from the story. Again, well done!

I will likely go back and read the first book, and then maybe I’ll read this one again. (It’s quite good!)

I received a free copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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Former stealth pilot James R. Hannibal is a two-time Silver Falchion Award winner for his Section 13 mysteries for kids and a Thriller Award nominee for his Nick Baron covert ops series for adults. James is a rare multi-sense synesthete, meaning all of his senses intersect. He sees and feels sounds and smells and hears flashes of light. He lives in Houston, Texas.
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One thought on “Chasing the White Lion

  1. DEFINITELY read the first one — it’s so good and even know some secrets about Tyler and how the team comes together in the 2nd book, there’s a lot that won’t spoil the first. LOTS of twists & turns. Great review!

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