The Ultimatum

The Ultimatum

Book - 2017
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Bianca Saint-Yves is one of the best in the world at her profession. She's a high-end thief, a master manipulator, a card shark, a genius of disguise-conning thieves out of the money they stole and giving it back to those who should rightfully have it. But a girl has to make a living. And one thing's for sure - nobody's going to take care of Bianca but Bianca. Only a handful of people know about her sideline - one of whom is her private secretary cum personal assistant Hayworth Long. He's a former thief who worked with her father, a trusted friend - and a man Bianca finds increasingly hard to resist.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA Books, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780778330707
Characteristics: 330 pages ;,25 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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Aug 27, 2019

There's no such thing as coincidence.

Aug 27, 2019

It's all about the paradigm.

Aug 27, 2019

... if you're playing cards and you don't know who the sucker at the table is, it's you.

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