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Running from the Devil

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Awesome, exciting, edge of your seat, remember to breathe book!!!

    I am a voracious reader, of all types of genres, and am always on the lookout for new authors, or new to me authors. My good old stand-bys just don't write fast enough for me, lol. This book was so suspenseful, exciting, and different. A different storyline, a woman heroine who's a chemist, and so many twists and turns. I literally stayed up a few nights in a row until I could hardly keep my eyes open. Very engaging characters, you get to know them, fight right along with them and do NOT want the story to end. Those are the type of books I love, where I want more! Don't end yet, lol, I could read about these people all the time. Fortunately, I see that the main character, Emma, is in the other books she has written also. An author very worth the time to check out, you'll be hooked!

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  • Posted April 11, 2009

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    The story line is fast-paced and fun to follow

    British Airways flight from Miami to Bogota crashes in the Colombian jungle. Thirty years old year-old American chemist survives the crash as does several other people. However, Emma observes men in fatigues carrying weapons coming out of the jungle. Instead of offering help, they take the survivors prisoners. Her assumption is bandits demanding ransom as Columbia has a reputation for that type of crime. She flees into the cover of the jungle.-----

    Emma manages to use her cell phone to alert American officials to the plight of her and others. As she eludes the kidnappers with the help of a fellow passenger, federal agent Cameron Sumner, she waits for her government to send military troops or perhaps even mercenary contractors from Darkview Inc who guards the nearby oil pipeline.------

    Emma is a sort of female MacGyver as she does all sorts of miraculous stunts with limited resources while Cameron is her "required" romantic counterpart. Readers will root for Emma to not just survive, but to defeat the bandits. Though somewhat standard fare as the plot has been seen many times in movies and books, the story line is fast-paced and fun to follow especially Emma's adventures in the jungle. -------------

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted June 15, 2010

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    Jamie Freveletti is a new voice in a very crowded choir, but listen carefully because she will definitely be heard over the crowd.

    Emma Caldridge is on her way to Bogota to right a grievous wrong only to find herself a part of an act of terror. She escapes, but for how long and can she do what she came for and live to tell the tale.
    Running From The Devil is a fast paced, heart accelerating, leave you breathless read. It's story line could be taken off any CNN or major network headline "Terrorists Hijack Plane Full Of Civilians", but what sets this apart from the headlines is the mystery there, the reason hidden behind the crime and Jamie spins her tale like a pro. Her dialogue is intense, informative and colorful as you visualize the habitat and inhabitants of her tale. Her characters are amazingly imaginative some being exceedingly cruel and evil and others inordinately honest and good and some a little of both. Her protagonist Emma is a well developed and well rounded character who's welfare we're constantly hoping changes for the better and yet we fear for the worst. Her supporting characters are a must for the development of the novel and we get to know the major players intimately so we can either hope for them or hate them in equal measure.
    If what you want in your read is an action packed, nail biting, edge of your seat roller coaster ride thriller this one's for you. Be sure to see her Jamie's newest adventure starring Emma Caldridge Running Dark.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Very Good Read

    I could not,not pick up and read anything recommanded by Lee Child,and was well rewarded. As this was her first, I look foward to her next.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Excellent Debut

    Biochemist, ultramarathon runner Emma Caldridge is returning to Colombia when her plane is hijacked and crash lands outside of Bogota. Emma is thrown from the plane and, hidden, watches in horror as guerrillas take the surviving passengers captives. Emma manages to text a cell phone message to her boss, relaying what has happened, and follows the guerillas, hoping her message got through and a rescue team is on the way. The Department of Defense, made aware of the downed plane, turns to Edward Banner and his specialized forces for help in what looks to be a kidnap-for-ransom scheme by the guerrillas, not knowing that Emma is the real reason behind the hijacking. Emma utilizes her skills as a chemist to survive while being pursued by men intent on capturing her for her knowledge and the secret, deadly weapon in her possession.

    Emma Caldridge is the quintessential female action hero. She's smart, athletic, and tough mentally and physically. Her knowledge of plants and skills as a chemist enhance this debut thriller, which is filled with action and suspense. Freveletti weaves into the story the complex political situation between Washington DC and the Colombian government, and gives the reader a better understanding of the Colombian drug cartels and FARC, Colombia's infamous paramilitary organization known for its kidnapping attempts. An excellent debut novel.

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