Banking on Torture takes you to a new level of international banking. Prominent bank officials are being kidnapped and then tortured for their bank's secret access codes and passwords, allowing terrorists to gain entry through a particular bank's computer security system. Once past security, the terrorists can transfer money from any account in that bank to another account in any another bank...anytime, anywhere and in whatever amount.
Genetically engineered Nina Steel leads her team into this mystery that begins with the most unlike of objects...a fishing lure. The lure, with some strange characters scratched into it, brings them face-to-face with heart stopping action, undreamed of terrors, an old enemy with an attitude and even a little romance. It also introduces them to four other terrorist bounty hunters. Three of whom, who are working together, hold the key to this whole enigma and the fourth, who is working alone, has her own deadly agenda. These four other spirited terrorist bounty hunters not only take on Nina Steel and her team, but are striving to confront the same bank-robbing terrorists Nina is after.
From running gun battles in the streets of Chicago to the hauntingly, beautiful Caribbean, follow Nina Steel and her genetically engineered counterparts as they weave through a web of intriguedesperately racing a clock counting down to certain death while struggling to solve seemingly unanswerable questions: Can these other terrorist bounty hunters be trusted? Or is a final conflict with them inevitable? What, if anything, can be done to save the kidnapped bank officials from a tortured death and the world’s banking system from total collapse? Or is it already too late?
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Is the action adventure series dead? If not, have they just become an endless sequence of the same old thing? If your answer is yes, then there is a treat in store for you. For this book, built around an adventure heroine, that's right heroine. Her name is Nina Steel. Nina, is the product of the human genetic engineering experiments of 2010, and she has a unique distaste for terrorists. Banking on Torture is an intriguing story about the not-so-distant future in which world banks are being victimized by powerful terrorists who are opposed by a handful of super commandos, genetically-engineered men and women led by the beautiful, but deadly Nina Steel. The story moves relentlessly in its search for exciting encounters as the action shifts from the Florida Keys to Chicago and back again, leaving a trail of corpses and battered bodies. From the first unusual torture victim washed up on a deserted beach with a tenacious hold on life the reader is aware that the violence is not merely gratuitous, but has a clear purpose in the plot. Banking on Torture is not all violence and carnage, of course, as there is also spicy romance and good-natured companionship, but the reader is never in doubt from the start that a powerful evil is abroad in the land, giving the plot an edge that is impossible to ignore. The banter and interplay between fighting men and women is rendered compellingly, which given the author's background comes as no real surprise. More indicative of the author's ability is the level of complexity in the book¿s pages, in which an international terrorist group has established a sophisticated base from which to extract billions in gold from world reserves.