Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Chasing the White Lion by James R. Hannibal



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.


This is an unforgettable journey with Talia and her gang along with the many twists and turns that Hannibal has taken us through. Just fantastic! 
This is my first book by him and I was not disappointed! I was captivated from beginning to end and I was imagining myself in Talia's place! I think I will need to go back and reread the first book in the series though just so I can get caught up on who is who. I'm pretty sure that you can read this as a stand a lone but for me, I'm going to read the first one Gryphon Heist.
Hannibal pulls off just the right amount of everything to make a wonderful plot that will take readers into the story as Talia and her group of people try and save trafficked children and  bust the boss man who is behind it all. Let me tell you, it takes real talent to pull something like this off and come out better for it. 
Hannibal also does a wonderful job of adding in just the right amount of religion in and this I can appreciate very much. I think that the main theme is about trust. Learning about whom you can trust. Which isn't very many people at all except our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is true freedom folks! 
If you've ever seen Mission Impossible this is as close as it gets! Get in, get the job done, get out! 
There are some really cool scenes in this book that will have your heart thumping, mouth hanging down and even holding your breath to see if Talia and her bunch will make it through ok. 
I think this book would make an excellent movie! Maybe someday? It would be interesting to see who gets the part of Talia. 
I learned one thing. When you read a good book and try to go to bed, it can't be done. You'll keep picking up the book to see what the characters and doing and wanting to get to know them more. I
am telling ya'll this is an exciting novel! Before you know it, it will be morning and time to get up. At least it was that way with me. 
I can't tell you when I"ve enjoyed a book like this one. 
I loved it and I highly recommend it. 
The cover is beautiful. It was what made me want to read it and I love trying new authors. I am hoping that I will see more from this author. He just does an excellent job all the way around. 


James R. HannibalJames R. Hannibal is the author of the award-winning Section 13 Mystery/fantasy series from Simon and Schuster Young Readers and the Thriller Award nominated Nick Baron series from  Books. As a former stealth bomber pilot and drone pilot James is no stranger to action or secrets. He has been shot at, locked up by a surface to air missile system, and aided the capture of High Value Targets.

Other books in this series. 

The Gryphon Heist (Talia Inger #1)

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