“I highly recommend this series!” Ian Rankin
‘The only thing more terrifying than fighting for your own life is fighting for someone else’s.’
Protecting a wayward heiress on Long Island—playground of New York’s wealthy elite—is the perfect assignment for bodyguard Charlie Fox. With her partner in a coma and his shooter on the loose, she desperately needs the distraction.
Staying close to Dina Willner at parties aboard luxury yachts, glittering events at the local country club, and out horse-riding along the exclusive sands is all part of the job for Charlie. But the reckless behaviour of her thrill-seeking client will put them both in real danger. The kidnappers who ransomed four other young heirs somehow outwitted any security.
Now the only way Charlie can stay ahead of the game is to uncover the rich and untouchables’ darkest secrets. The kind that can destroy a future—or bury someone deep. With her client’s life on the line and the clock ticking, Charlie faces an impossible choice between justice and revenge.
If you like Lee Child but have been looking for strong yet believable female protagonists, who will take down the bad guys without hesitation but who are still human enough to care, then bodyguard Charlie Fox is definitely for you. Readers have found books in this series action-packed thrill rides that kept them glued to the end, well-written, gritty, and hard to put down. A real page-turner.
This is Book #9 in the Charlie Fox series. Although I’ve tried hard to make each of the stories stand alone, inevitably Charlie’s history builds up over the course of the novels. If you are new to the series and want to know the full story of Charlie—how she began working with Sean Meyer after their time in the Army—then start at the beginning. If you’re more interested in Charlie’s career as a close-protection operative, then I’d recommend you begin with Book #4, FIRST DROP, when she and her teenage charge find themselves on the run during her first bodyguard job in Florida.
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR ZOE SHARP AND CHARLIE FOX
*“If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.” Lee Child
*“A gripping tale of nonstop action… this is hard-edged fiction at its best.” Booklist (starred review)
*“Sharp's heroine Charlie Fox has to be one of the best characters in the crime thriller genre…” Graham Smith, crimesquad
*“Solid action and a nicely conflicted main character… A taut, dark thriller with plenty of action.” Kirkus Reviews
*“In a world where lots of people act cool, Zoe Sharp's books are cool. But... they're not only cool. They're razor sharp, deeply felt, and heartbreakingly immediate.” Timothy Hallinan
★★★★★ READER REVIEWS
*“The evolution of Charlie Fox is a believable one that I couldn't help but develop a strong emotional involvement with.”
*“A truly complex person, who continues to evolve. Biting humour as well as grace… and often under fire.”
*“Charlie is a marvellous heroine, with a flawed past… The book moves at a cracking pace towards a surprise ending with a jaw-dropping twist that has me eager for the next book. Not to be missed.”
*“Sharp once again proves herself my absolute favourite adrenaline author. Focused storytelling, fascinating heroine, keen dialogue, and an overall thrilling ride.”
*“Very highly recommended.”
*“An exciting, eminently readable thriller.”
*“Charlie's adventures are gripping… well-written, funny, cool, intense, violent, suspenseful—it's all there in spades.”
*“The Charlie Fox novels are one hell of a read.”
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About the Author
Zoë Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire but spent her formative years living on a catamaran on the northwest coast of England.
After a promising start at a private girls' school, she opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve. She wrote her first novel when she was fifteen and created her no-nonsense ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine Charlie Fox after receiving death-threat letters in the course of her work as a photojournalist.
Sharp’s short stories have been used in school textbooks and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV and film.
Her work has been nominated for numerous awards both in the UK and the USA, and her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Strand Magazine.
A keen library supporter and public speaker, she blogs regularly on the acclaimed group website www.MurderIsEverywhere.blogspot.co.uk. She also witters on Twitter (@AuthorZoeSharp) and fools about on www.Facebook.com (ZoeSharpAuthor).
Zoë currently lives in the English Lake District. Her hobbies are sailing, fast cars (and faster motorbikes), target shooting, travel, films, photography, music, occasional construction projects and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.