Not to mention that the author herself looks pretty sharp.
I admit, reading the reviews I was skeptical as to whether or not I'd like her books for the simple reason that I'm interested in a particular type of hero principled but tempted by physical violence, alone in the world by choice but always tempted to abandon this lifestyle. Female main characters usually do not fit this model if my previous reads are any indication. And so I considered that books written from the viewpoint of Charlie Fox, a female protagonist, might or might not interest me.
Having said that, the character of Sean Meyer did interest me. Sharp did a nice job of incorporating my particular interest, not just in the character of Sean Meyer, but also in the female protagonist. Charlie Fox is in the business of security, protection, and self-defense. That too went a long way into my choosing to read this series. Constantly weighing her principles against Sean Meyer vs.
As with all series books, read them in order! And if you've read this review of Charlie Fox than you've read them all. Sharp remains consistent in terms of interesting plots, depth of character to warrant a blanket review of the entire series. Apr 04, John Hancock rated it it was amazing. Another notch in the capable hands of Charlie Fox.
It becomes the rock upon which I rest all my hopes of some delicious late nights of reading. Consistent in delivering vein-chilling suspense, yet never predictable. Each new book launches out with a mind of its own, a personal mission to carve out a new territory of memorable locales. In this adventure and remember, not all adventures are fun, nor safe , Sharp explores what happens when bodygu Another notch in the capable hands of Charlie Fox. In this adventure and remember, not all adventures are fun, nor safe , Sharp explores what happens when bodyguards are actually stripped naked of things they usually rely on to do their jobs.
Not just weapons, devices or technology -- but the sheer solitary danger of losing trust, cooperation and reliable human intel. And in that sense, metaphorically naked Charlie must rely on her own wits, her ingenuity, her ability to assess risks and benefits.
At the time when she must be the most hardened and effective, she finds herself the most vulnerable and at the mercy of her circumstances. What Sharp excels at is the ability to put you in the action, and to make you associate with Charlie, to hold your breath while she takes fantastic chances and to feel her outrage, her dismay at injustice and her resolve to survive.
Don't just read this book. Read everything Sharp writes. I guarantee you will be neither bored nor disappointed. You might, however, need a defibrillator. Charlie has had so many awful, awful things happen to her that she deserves some happiness and she had that with Sean.
It is bad enough that he doesn't remember their relationship but they could have worked back to that point but to have Sean change his fundamental character to break that connection made me enjoy this boo As action packed and entertaining as always I just HATE what is happening with Sean. It is bad enough that he doesn't remember their relationship but they could have worked back to that point but to have Sean change his fundamental character to break that connection made me enjoy this book less that previous instalments and turned a 4 star book into a 3 star for me.
This book is like a master class in thriller writing. Zoe Sharp makes it all look effortless-- ending each chapter with a twist that makes you keep reading, and building everything on character and personal relationships that engage the reader completely. As much as she's gone through, it's amazing how she's still walking around, instead of lying curled up in the closet somewhere.
Oct 17, Woman Reading rated it really liked it Shelves: 4-stars-very-good , thriller-or-suspense. When I first read the book blurb for this story last year, I was actually anxious for Charlie perhaps I am a tad too invested in this character. I had also just finished the preceding books and noted that Zoe Sharp does not spare her characters from heart ache. And then he got shot in the head. He had promoted a woman to partnership level to assume control over his old firm in the UK.
Sean had been characterized as coldly rational before, but now he seemed more susceptible to being influenced and motivated by his own negative emotions. He almost shot Charlie! Even his mother could have corroborated the fact that he had willingly moved with Charlie to NYC. Madeleine, the woman he had promoted, was somebody he had trusted and she certainly had all of the intel on Charlie.
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But Charlie is lethal, cool-headed, and resourceful enough to rise to the occasion. As her principal Blake Dyer whose life she had previously saved in Served Cold stated: "You are indeed a hell of a woman Did you think anybody was going to stand up for you when they never did before? Die Easy was written in big, bold brushstrokes, as though it was meant to be a Hollywood blockbuster.
Explosions were not limited to the impact of bullets on people and the body count in Die Easy was the highest to date in the series. No, much larger things were targeted. The villain appeared to be a criminal mastermind, who was guilty of being a serial killer, an embezzler, kidnapper, and other crimes.
There was even a braniac, blonde femme fatale. Die Easy was still a page-turner that enticed me to read late into the night. Feb 26, Una Tiers rated it it was ok. Can you have too much conflict? This book does. Apr 25, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: crime-mystery.
This book is the tenth novel in the Charlie Fox series by Zoe Sharp. I haven't read any of the others in this series. This leads me to recommend the following: DO NOT jump in willy nilly and expect to get the back story on relationships, past relationships and who shot who and who was shot where. Now with that little disclaimer, I still liked this book.
I liked the female MC. She is one of the first tough female mc's that didn't seem to have an axe to grind or a point to prove just be This book is the tenth novel in the Charlie Fox series by Zoe Sharp. She is one of the first tough female mc's that didn't seem to have an axe to grind or a point to prove just because she was a woman.
I found that refreshing. The story moved along and had a nice pace. I think the one thing that nags at me is that this was told in first person. I'm not sure that worked to the benefit of the plot. There were so many people who played major roles. It felt like it would have been well rounded if they also had been given a voice.
Nov 16, Julia rated it it was ok Shelves: not-reshelved , personal-dropbox , genre-mystery. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
I've always struggled with Sean's reaction to Charlie's court marshal. Are we supposed to believe that he thought Charlie accused him of rape, not the other men? That's sloppy on Sean's part, and not a little insane. So Sean in his "betrayed manliness" mode has long been my least favorite, though I've war I've always struggled with Sean's reaction to Charlie's court marshal. So Sean in his "betrayed manliness" mode has long been my least favorite, though I've warmed to him over the course of the series.
And yet, here we are retreading old ground with him, enormously frustrating and not even a little bit appealing.
Her ex-lover Sean Meyer is still recovering from being shot in the head and is confused about his supporting role in the assignment. Sean's memory lapses also play a central role in the book as the primary celebrity and he have a history together. Zoe Sharp has written another tight, suspenseful, action-packed thriller. I don't write reviews, I just give my opinions.
Can't wait to read another one! Jul 06, Julie Townsley rated it it was amazing. Excellent read-don't want to spoil it for others but if you like Charlie-this is a must read! When's the next one out?? Not only is he still recovering from a serious head injury that put him in a coma, but he still has a loss of memory for a few years in his past and that has a severe impact on Charlie. Blake Dyer is their client and Charlie and Sean are employed to ensure his safety during a benefit in New Orleans to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The first quarter of the book does nothing but highlight the problems that Charlie is up against as Sean seems to have reverted back to his time in the Military and all of his finesse and business savvy seems to have gone out the window along with his memory. Once the real action gets underway it almost has an action movie feel to it as many people are taken hostage in the worst possible place! This book was a lot more fast paced than the last one and I found myself feeling like it was a much pacier and more exciting read than the last one. It seemed like the action, trouble and death defying things continued chapter by chapter right up to the very end.
By the end of the book, the epilogue just seemed to put the icing on the cake with lots of possibilities for the next book. The follow on to this is the Novella Absence of Light.
The book was great. Was it the development I was hoping for in Charlie and Sean's relationship? Not really. I am eagerly awaiting the next book. Otherwise it was good to see Charlie encounter one of her rapists and see how that developed during the book. Morris brace secures FA Cup replay for Tranmere.