In this short prequel to the "mind-blowing" bestseller PATRIOT, HEROINE introduces investigative reporter Brooke Kinley as a young woman. While paddling in their canoe in northern Minnesota, Brooke and her brother rescue a trafficked Russian child. But will the price of Brooke's heroism be her own life?
HEROINE is an action-packed novella that will appeal to anyone who enjoys adventure, mystery or crime, as well as Brooke's many fans!
Praise for PATRIOT, now an award-winning bestseller and Finalist at the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2015:
“UNSTOPPABLE thriller…I don’t believe I took a breath the entire time. As a thriller/political espionage aficionado, I rank PATRIOT in the pantheon of the BEST.”
Mallory Heart Reviews.
“A brilliantly gripping novel…Patriot is a real page turner and will have you to gasping to the last page.”Jeremy Craddock, The Mid Cheshire Guardian Newspaper
“Patriot is Brooke Kinley’s first outing and I’m already picturing her adventures on the big screen.” Crime Thriller Hound
“The first couple of chapters were so exciting and gripping, I felt like I was watching breaking news on the TV.” Goodreads.com review
“Patriot moves at a cracking pace, Homeland channelled by Bear Grylls… the name’s Bond, AS Bond, watch this space.” Nick Hazlewood, author and screen writer.
“A mind-blowing novel …HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – A MUST READ” Bluefish
“I am a Clive Cussler fan and this was on a par with his books… A thoroughly enjoyable book that I couldn’t put down.” Pat Moren, reviewer and blogger.
About the Author
A.S Bond is an internationally acclaimed travel writer and journalist. As the author of seven books, AS’s own adventures have taken her around the world, from the cloud forests of Central America to D.C.’s corridors of power. A.S Bond is a pen name. Praise for AS Bond’s earlier books (written as Alexandra Pratt): "I have known a few wonderful-crazy, damn-fool writers who would risk their lives for a great adventure story, but I have met only two - both husky, well-experienced outdoorsmen - who would have paddled a canoe into the Labrador wilds. And one of them is dead. Alexandra Pratt is so reckless she scares me and so entrancing that I could not put her book down."Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage “Lyrical and adventurous” – Conde Nast Traveller “The writing is stunning.” Canoeist Magazine "The climax is pure adventure." Spirit of Canada Magazine
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is 1994 and St. Petersburg and a group of young girls are flirting with the guys. Next thing they know they are being trafficked to Minnesota. One girl escapes and ends up in Brooke and Jamie’s canoe. Brooke and Jamie know she needs help and take her to the Sheriff. But Brooke can’t seem to get her off her mind and checks in with the local newspaper editor. It wasn’t Homeland Security that picked up the girl and the more Brooke digs to find the truth the more she becomes a target that needs to be silenced. Although 18 years old, Brooke has a strong plan for herself, is very caring, and is willing to stand up for what is right. I really liked how she was bound and determined to help Anya even with everyone trying to stop her. I’m sad to say that I have not read Patriot yet but after reading Heroine I can’t wait to get a copy. This is a great thriller with lots of action and a great story. This is one book to add to your shelf. I received Heroine from Sage’s Reading Room for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
A. S. Bond has an uncanny ability to create images for the reader and create thrilling action. While this short book is advertised as a prequel to The exciting "Patriot," it stand quite well on its own. Action takes place both in northern Minnesota and in Russia. The descriptions for both locations as spot on, and enhance the atmosphere of the ongoing action. The subject involves trafficking of young women from the streets of Russia to the sex trade in America, something I find quite distasteful, that needs to be brought to the attention of the civilized world. The pulse-pounding excitement comes as Brooke becomes involved in the trade after an attempt to rescue a very young victim. This novella is well worth reading both for the entertainment value, and for the light it casts on the very dark subject of sex trafficking.