Liars' Legacy

Liars' Legacy

by Taylor Stevens

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Overview

They were born in the shadows. Schooled in espionage. Taught to kill and trained to disappear. In this captivating masterwork from bestselling author Taylor Stevens, elusive twins Jack and Jill take the global spy game to electric levels.
 
The assassin broker is dead. The power void has left the network he controlled without restraints, and the world’s deadliest killers free to pursue their own vendettas and political agendas. The United States government, unwilling to risk upheaval and global chaos, has mobilized killers of its own to preemptively hunt down and destroy each potential threat.
 
Among the most dangerous on that list are Jack and Jill.
 
Often estranged—always connected by a legacy they can’t escape—the siblings have eluded many who want them dead. As they board a flight to Berlin hoping to meet the father they’ve never known, they suspect a trap. What they can’t predict is how far a high-level Russian operation will go to secure their skills, or how hard the U.S. operatives sent to stop them will fight to assassinate them first. 
 
For the twins, resistance and cooperation both mean death.
 
Caught between two superpowers with unlimited resources and unable to trust each other, brother and sister will match wit against skill in a life-threatening chase across Europe, back to the United States, and into an unholy alliance that could change the balance of global power forever.
 
Filled with pulse-pounding tension, blistering action, and intense human drama, Liars’ Legacy is world-class intrigue at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496718655
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/31/2019
Series: Jack and Jill Thriller Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 340,867
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Taylor Stevens is a critically acclaimed, multiple awards–winning, New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers including the first Jack and Jill thriller, Liars’ Paradox. Stevens is best known for high-octane stories populated with fascinating characters in vivid boots-on-the-ground settings, and she has seen her books optioned for film and published in over twenty languages. In addition to writing novels, Stevens shares extensively about the mechanics of storytelling, writing, and overcoming adversity and relates the details of her journey into publishing at www.taylorstevensbooks.com. She welcomes you to join her.

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Liars' Legacy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jeanne Mckellar 16 days ago
Taylor Stevens book Liars Legacy is a must read!
Cathryn Cameron 3 months ago
Like a good cat and mouse game? This story will keep you on your toes. Stevens crafts a well written, fast paced theill ride leaving you wanting more. Highly recommended.
CathyGeha 4 months ago
Liar’s Legacy by Taylor Stevens Jack & Jill Thriller #2 Though I ended up loving this book it took almost halfway into the story to finally figure out what was going on even though I had read the first book and the book description. When I finally “got it” I could not put the book down and read through the night. What I liked: * Jack, Jill and Holden: Intriguing intelligent and lethal people that I want to know more about. * Jack is a bit of an enigma and yet I do like him...he seems more of a pacifist than his sister Jill but boy can he be lethal when necessary! * Jill is a bit more emotional, or seems so, with issues from childhood that have left a different kind of mark than those left on her brother. * Holden is a man I would love to get to know better. I wonder if and definitely hope that he and Jill will find a way to an eventual romantic relationship. * Kara was a mystery for much of the book. As I got to know her I really liked her and do hope that she will show up in book three. * The fact that though assassins the characters are “real” and not without soul/heart * The story – once I “got it” * The sleuthing that took place when my brain decided to see why the twins were named Jack and Jill and how they might tie into the children’s nursery rhyme of the same name. What I did not like: * The political types who put their agenda before the people they were in charge of * The fact that life has little value to others – at least at times * Having to say goodbye without knowing about Dmitry, wondering what will happen next and having to wait for book three to find out. Did I like this book? Yes Do I want to read more in this series? Definitely Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4.5 Stars
Anonymous 4 months ago
This *could* be read as a standalone, but if I'm being honest the action starts RIGHT FROM THE OPEN and it's complex with several players, and I feel like you would be more comfortable sliding right into the story if you read Liars' Paradox first. Otherwise the first 1/3 of the book might be a bit confusing as you try to figure out the main players, as it picks up just past where the last book finished, which I LOOOVE. In the first book, I found the main characters more intriguing, interesting, layered, and engaging rather than actually likable, which is totally okay for me - I don't have to like you to pay attention to you. They've grown on me though, for sure, and they're even more fascinating in this new book. The peeling away of layers of deception and disguise and the quick-change artistry. The advance thinking chess-like 'game' that is their lifestyle, out of habit AND necessity. They're pretty freaking brilliant, but with all too real weaknesses and flaws. I am a huge fan of this author, including her first series of character Vanessa Michael Munroe. I highly recommend! GET THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE: http://brain-soup.blogspot.com/2019/12/liars-liars-liars-yeah-theyre-gonna.html
MauCarden6 4 months ago
"……and in the end turn the murky dangerous world of assassins into a free for all. An assassins ball so to speak. It would be fun to watch. From a distance, a very great distance.” I’m quoting from my review of Liar’s Paradox, the first book in Taylor Steven’s Jack and Jill series. I was right, for in Liar’s Legacy the death of the broker, the controller of most of the world’s assassins-for-hire has turned the assassins’ world into a killing free for all. This on the part of the assassins themselves and on the governments who in the past made use of their skills. The US government has decided to go after the assassins, terrified of the mischief they could wreak, killing off the people they helped create. In the first quarter of the book, passengers board a flight from Dallas to Frankfurt. An inordinate number of killers are on board, the killers and those to be killed, oh wait, each is both. A regular assassin’s ball. No one, including the reader knows who is whom until bodies start dropping. Identical, fraternal twins) Jack and Jill are on the flight, but they just want to be left alone. They are heading to Germany to meet with a high level Russian intelligence operative, their putative father, Dmitry. Oddly enough, Russian intelligence decides to interfere and the story takes a much darker turn. Clara their trainer, their torturer, their abuser, their loving mom is currently missing from their lives. They don’t know if Clara is busy elsewhere, dead, or busy pulling everyone’s strings. The twins are not left totally alone; the receive assistance from some surprising sources. Taylor manages to ratchet up the confusion, suspense, and the feeling of being in free-fall; usually with the reader having no idea of what will happen next. What a ride, baby, what a ride. The Liar books seem like an education in all aspects of the art of black ops. Liar’s Legacy is much better with the detailing and planning than I have read in so many other thrillers. There are shocking turns that leave me applauding the audacity of Liar’s Legacy. Rescue isn’t always an option. Very bad things do happen in real life. I think many readers and/or reviewers might ding Liar’s Legacy for the first 20% or so for being confusing. I think that is the whole point, no one knows what is going on, including the American intelligence control team back in DC, so why should the reader? Fog of war and all that. The war room operatives have access to amazing – once again finely detailed in Stevens’ books- scary technology. The DC controllers are either just as confused or are purposely holding back information from their own people on the ground and in the air. Stevens refers to the twins as Jack and Jill, but other characters know them by other names, John and Julia. It was disconcerting at first to understand who was being referred to on the name switch as there was no smooth transition. Jack and Jill are still damaged by their upbringing, but they are trying to learn to trust themselves, each other, and possible allies. A fast-paced adventure, Liar’s Legacy, rarely lets up on the story of betrayal, lies, death and loyalty. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange of a fair and honest review.
Anonymous 4 months ago
It was hard for me to get into this book—I found the myriad of characters and the byzantine plot confusing. Then I wasn’t really sure who were the good guys (were there any, really?). Everyone was ostensibly on someone’s hit list, or looking to kill someone else. The main characters, twins Jack and Jill, were raised by a psychopath, and are now trying to locate the father they have never met. Stevens is a good writer-- I read all of her Vanessa Michael Munroe books-- but my perception is that her writing has gotten much, much darker in this new series. Thanks to Netgalley and to the publisher for this ARC.
tradeoff 4 months ago
This is one of the most confusing thrillers Stevens has ever written. The action never lets up but it's unclear exactly what's going on, who the bad guys and girls are and who's the target of the multiple teams of assassins deployed to Frankfurt,Berlin, Prague, and ultimately an amusement park in San Antonio. A brother and sister pair who've been raised by a justifiably paranoid mother whose lessons in survival have kept them alive long enough to search for the father they've never met are the protagonists of this murky novel, but who the antagonists are us never entirely clear, and the result is a frustrating experienced for even the most attentive reader.
tradeoff 4 months ago
This is one of the most confusing thrillers Stevens has ever written. The action never lets up but it's unclear exactly what's going on, who the bad guys and girls are and who's the target of the multiple teams of assassins deployed to Frankfurt,Berlin, Prague, and ultimately an amusement park in San Antonio. A brother and sister pair who've been raised by a justifiably paranoid mother whose lessons in survival have kept them alive long enough to search for the father they've never met are the protagonists of this murky novel, but who the antagonists are us never entirely clear, and the result is a frustrating experienced for even the most attentive reader.
besu 4 months ago
This is the second book in a series. It works as a stand alone but I think I would have been less confused if I had read the first. To say this book is about espionage would be an understatement. It reads like an espionage, assassin, evasion-from-detection how-to manual. It was a good read but I will say it was a difficult read for many reasons. First, it took 49% of the book to set up a pivotal meeting and it took me that long to figure out what was going on. There were so many assassin teams introduced it was hard to keep them all straight. Too many hit lists and a convoluted plot made the story difficult to follow. When reading a spy thriller like this I like to know who the good guys and bad guys are and I’m still not sure who they are, maybe there were no good guys. Second, there was too much explanation of the spy craft, for example, how to tell if you are being followed, how to spot people who aren’t supposed to be there, etc. Third, there were a lot of unbelievable aspects, the stashes and ID’s being hidden all over the world, they ditch their bags full of gear but sometimes without visiting their caches somehow manage to have money, clothes, weapons and new identities. It just seemed too fantastical to believe. I liked the characters but because I hadn’t read the first book, didn’t understand all the relationships between them. Jack and Jill are twin assassins who’ve been trained by a psychopathic mother to be the best in the world. They are trying to locate the father they’ve never met. One minute they are working together like a well-oiled machine and the next they are at each other’s throats. It was confusing. When they partnered up with another superhuman assassin it was a little unbelievable. The writing style was difficult to follow in some instances and sometimes it was so verbose it made the action scenes drag on and on. I liked the story but I think it would benefit from some good editing. With a little more editing, I would like to read more from this author. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.