The Kill Shot (Jamie Sinclair Series #2)

The Kill Shot (Jamie Sinclair Series #2)

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by Nichole Christoff
     
 
In an explosive thriller for readers of Lee Child, Alex Berenson, and Brad Taylor, P.I. and security specialist Jamie Sinclair finds herself caught in a dangerous game of international cat-and-mouse.
 
Jamie Sinclair’s father has never asked her for a favor in her life. The former two-star general turned senator is more in the habit of giving

Overview

In an explosive thriller for readers of Lee Child, Alex Berenson, and Brad Taylor, P.I. and security specialist Jamie Sinclair finds herself caught in a dangerous game of international cat-and-mouse.
 
Jamie Sinclair’s father has never asked her for a favor in her life. The former two-star general turned senator is more in the habit of giving his only child orders. So when he requests Jamie’s expertise as a security specialist, she can’t refuse—even though it means slamming the brakes on her burgeoning relationship with military police officer Adam Barrett. Just like that, Jamie hops aboard a flight to London with a U.S. State Department courier carrying a diplomatic pouch in an iron grip.
 
Jamie doesn’t have to wait long to put her unique skills to good use. When she and the courier are jumped by goons outside the Heathrow terminal, Jamie fights them off—but the incident puts her on high alert. Someone’s willing to kill for the contents of the bag. Then a would-be assassin opens fire in crowded Covent Garden, and Jamie is stunned to spot a familiar face: Adam Barrett, who saves her life with a single shot and calmly slips away. Jamie’s head—and her heart—tell her that something is very wrong. But she’s come way too far to turn back now.

Praise for The Kill Shot
 
“The adventure begins without delay and with tight writing to keep up the momentum. . . . Thanks to Christoff’s labyrinth-style of intrigue and mystery, the enjoyment is in trying to solve the puzzle. Good luck, because in The Kill Shot, Christoff doesn’t make the adventure a cake walk. She understands how to keep her readers riveted from beginning to end.”USA Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101883013
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/17/2015
Series:
Jamie Sinclair Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
3,550
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Nichole Christoff is a writer, broadcaster, and military spouse who has worked on air and behind the scenes producing and promoting content for radio, television news, and the public relations industry across the United States and Canada. Christoff is a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime and the Jane Austen Society of North America. She also belongs to Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and three of RWA’s local chapters where she’s served as an officer and a member of the board. In Christoff’s first year as a member of RWA, her first manuscript won the Golden Heart for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. Her second manuscript won a Helen McCloy Scholarship from Mystery Writers of America. Her last manuscript was a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Her latest novel, The Kill Shot, is a 2014 Killer Nashville Claymore Dagger finalist.

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The Kill Shot (Jamie Sinclair Series #2) 3.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 32 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Jamie SInclair is a security specilist. She is also the daughter of a US General turned Senator who also has control issues when it comes to his daughter. When he comes to her asking for her help, she jumps at the chance to do something to finally earn his approval. She is asked to escort a diplomatic courier to London and to return the next day. Unfortunately, they have a greeting party .. one inclined to steal the papers that the courier is carrying. It only gets worse from there ..... I really like the toughness of Jamie, and understanding the relationship with her father through the author's words is at times sad and heart-breaking. Jamie has a love interest .. Adam Barrett, a US soldier who seems to care deeply for her. And then there is Philip, an old friend who professes to love her. One of them will betray her. I really enjoyed the book. ... lots of action, a bit of romance, but it doesn't detract from the bigger story. I have not read the first Jamie Sinclair book, but this one held up firmly as a stand-alone. Thank you to NetGalley and Publishers for furnishing a digital copy of this book in return for an honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written and stupid story with silly woman who doesn't understand anything. You figure everything out long before she does.She is busy feeling dizzy from kisses from handsome men. Really ?
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out Kritters Ramblings for the full review The second in the series with Jamie Sinclair and this one topped the first!  Jamie ends up over in London on a trip to protect a US State Department employee and the person who sends her, her father, doesn't quite give her all the details she needs for this mission.   The one thing that sets this book apart from the previous is the amount of characters that I flip flopped in feelings for - I couldn't decide if I trusted them or hated them all on the same page.  AND I loved it!  I love having mixed feelings about characters and thankful that the author resolved all of my feelings by the end!  
Anonymous 12 months ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wrier spends more time discribing apparal than developing a good story. Reminded me of T.V. soap operah
JGYNC More than 1 year ago
This is a poor crafted not very well written book that can't decide if it is an action/mystery or a romance, and fails at both. The plot has so many holes in it and is based on such a wrong-headed view of how everything from the law to the human body works that it is constantly irritating. The main character is supposed to be a security consultant but is utterly surprised by the fact that she is tracked by the use of her credit card, please the most naive TV crime show watcher knows better. She injures her arm early in the book but the it seem to disappear and reappear in the effect that it has on her actions as the author’s whim takes it. The book labors over a shopping trip for pages, when the arm I guess has been detached, as it has no effect. Then it reappears giving her pain. Some high ranking British office has nothing better to do with his time than follow her around with his chauffeur. Yes he knows her but this is so contrived as to be very irritating again. The nuclear information that the character who is trying to be saved supposedly has are very poorly detailed even in the passing coverage that they are given. Also this woman is alternately very conservative then very modern. Her father, who cares about her so much as to defy the cultural norms in his county for years to give her an education and work to enable her flight to the US, just vanishes with no word. Why because the book had to have a reason for plodding on I never give up on a book but this one is just a waste of time. There are so many good indie writers out there doing similar genre bridging work. Try JD Nixon who can write a better plot with few holes, characters you can care about, and is much more enjoyable.
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Another_Old_Guy More than 1 year ago
After being less than excited about the first book in this character series, I had high hopes for the second. The good is the actual writing. The style is comfortable and reasonably well written. The bad is the lame confusion between a romance novel and an action thriller that gets in the way of the story more often than it helps it. Then there is the very ugly. Where to start? The confusion of what a 'security specialist' is and does carries over from the first book where the character exists in a desperate reactionary mode for everything that happens. The understanding of military and State Department workings is also so flawed that even if you try to ignore the mistakes and just go with the story they keep coming back and breaking what should be a good read. Last but possibly the worst of all are the action sequences, and I stress 'sequence'. Where the initial action may be credible, the actions and reactions that follow aren't. I tried to like the character and the future of the series but I think two is my limit.
Aelius More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a non-stop action packed book full of intrigue and spy chasing, then you should definitely check this one out. The Kill Shot is the second book featuring Jamie Sinclair, private detective-turned-security-agent for hire. Her Senator father hires her for what seems to be a routine job; guarding someone delivering a US diplomatic pouch to London and home again. Once Jamie gets off the plane in London, she quickly realizes that this job is anything but routine. I devoured this book. I literally read it in a couple of hours because I couldn't walk away from it. It was non-stop action from the beginning and didn't let up until the end. You never know who to trust in the book so it definitely will keep you on your toes. Jamie Sinclair is a great character. She is great at what she does, smart and beautiful. She is hesitant to give into her feelings for Adam, I did find that part of the book frustrating. I hope that he shows up in the next book and that they make some more progress. It would hate to have the" should I or shouldn't I?" question go on for too many books. I am looking forward to the next book
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
This was an exciting book from the very beginning. The personal interactions, the physical descriptions, and the on-going action combine to keep the reader entranced. Although this is a sequel, it does very well on its own. The characters are fully developed and any necessary backstory is supplied. It has more than enough traitors, turncoats and backstabbers to keep the reader in suspense for most of the book. the only thing that kept me from a five-star rating was the extreme and repetitive focus on making the reader aware that one character was a reluctant double agent.
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Anonymous 13 days ago
I loved this book and had trouble putting it down. Full of heart-pounding action. Looking forward to the next in the series. Long live Jamie!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I have enjoyed both books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good job ....kept the story moving
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot, characters, & settings are more complex than those in her first novel. Recommended! by aj west
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tried skipping and did not help. Dumb dirty book.
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I love this storyline and I have already ordered the next in the series.
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If you are into suspense and thrillers, I strongly recommend this book and series.
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BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
What does a former two-star general turned US Senator, a U.S. State Department courier and a military police officer have in common? They have Security Specialist Jamie Sinclair She has been asked by her father (US Senator) to escort Katie (US State Department courier) who is carrying a diplomatic pouch in an iron grip to England and bring her back home safely again. Adam Barrett (military police officer) has just caught her interest and leaving him is not what she had planned. Jamie becomes caught in a game of international intrigue which is getting more dangerous at every turn. They no more than land in London than they are attacked by two men, one of which is killed by a sniper. Jamie has only glimpse of the sniper but he looked suspiciously like Barrett. Questions start to form in Jamie’s mind. What exactly is in the diplomatic pouch? Who wants Katie or herself dead? Why would Barrett be in England? And exactly why did her father want her to be Katie’s escort? The answer to those questions and whether or not Jamie and Adam can get on with their lives can be answered when you read The Kill Shot. I found myself reading far into the night to get those answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is new to me and I have enjoyed this book. It is well written, great characters, good story line and a fast paced page turner of a book. I highly recommend you give this author a try if you like a strong female character.
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