No Exit: An EXIT Inc. Thriller

No Exit: An EXIT Inc. Thriller

by Lena Diaz

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ISBN-13: 9780062349118
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Series: EXIT Inc. Thrillers Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,276,801
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Originally from Kentucky, author Lena Diaz now lives in sunny northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she has won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in mystery and suspense as well as the Booksellers’ Best Award for romantic suspense. She loves to watch action movies and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains, though not at the same time.

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No Exit: An EXIT Inc. Thriller 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, loved the strong characters. Loved the series so far, keep it going!
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
NO EXIT is a captivating, action-filled, edge of the seat ride from the first page, filled with mystery and suspense, many players with complex and conflicting motives as well as surprising and unexpected twists. The Equalizers are still on a quest to bring down EXIT, Inc.'s covert operation and this time, they plan to infiltrate using Melissa Cardena, the President of EXIT, Inc. and daughter of the CEO. While Jace Atwell's plan to gain entry does not go as expected it works out in his favor and gets him the access he needs, but Melissa is much smarter than he gives her credit for and soon they find themselves working together as unwilling allies. Melissa Cardena has had her suspicions that her father is involved in unsavory activities and one too many coincidences, including the convenient death of her boyfriend and his family only served to support her suspicions. She doesn't want to believe that her father is dirty and she has been secretly conducting an investigation, one that could lead to her death if caught and she knows that Jace Atwell's sudden appearance in her life is connected but she is determined to find the truth. Melissa and Jace at cross-purposes but have to depend on each other when Jace is cut loose by the Equalizers for fear that his loyalty has been compromised and their investigation leads them down a rabbit hole where they are up against bad guys with different motives and a master puppeteer who takes delight in manipulating all the players for his own purposes. I have to say that Ms. Diaz writes a mean thriller, the nail-biting kind that keeps the reader flipping pages quickly to find out what happens next. Melissa and Jace are very strong but complimentary characters and work very well together. Jace is reliable, honorable and protective and Melissa is smart and stubborn. My only minor issue about this book was that in spite of the sparks between Jace and Melissa, their romance did not get equal billing as the mystery and suspense. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
gaele More than 1 year ago
The second I’ve read in this series, I’m still sorting out the ins and outs of the genre itself, although I do love the characters, action and tension that weaves through this series. An underlying common thread EXIT means they are all just dancing over the edge of rogue agents, handling the jobs that are ‘too hot’ for ordinary sanctioned actions by the government. That alone has readers expecting action and tension, and Diaz certainly delivers with plots, subplots, agendas and the underlying truth so buried it requires an excavation. Jace works for the Equalizers, an organization that is dedicated to unearthing the covert actions of EXIT, ostensibly to protect those who are wrapped up in situations while not truly being involved. He plans to infiltrate EXIT by using and deceiving the daughter of the CEO, Melissa. Starting in 5th gear, we’re dropped into Jace’s plan but things don’t follow his outline. While publicly, Melissa isn’t wlling to acknowledge her father could have been involved in less than savory missions, she’s also not willing to share her own discoveries with a man she just met. These two do spark off one another, and the revelation is more of a surprise to Jace than I think he was expecting. Jace isn’t cold-hearted or single-minded: his character is protective and caring and he manages to balance the two in such a way that Melissa can’t help but see the honorable man beneath the initial deceptions. She’s not meek either, and these two strong personalities have plenty of banter as they test one another on that journey to trust. Sparks fly a plenty, always with the threat of discoveries and being discovered along the way… Discovering secrets, dropping in a serious twist with secondary characters, background information and a mystery puppet master pulling the strings that combine to make the story move forward apace while allowing the reader to feel they have enough information to follow along, know the characters and understand just what is going on. Well-balanced to give a nod to the first book, while still allowing readers to jump in without having experience with the earlier titles in the series. A wonderful read that kept me intrigued and thinking throughout. I received an ARC copy of the title via the publisher’s Avon Addicts program for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Take a deep breath, and sit back comfortable, because you are about to emerge in a roll-a-coaster ride, a non stop thrill ride of suspense, mystery, and murder. Wow, this story starts with the guns blazing, high intensity, and goes into the deep secrets of EXIT from the page one. It was impossible to put off my hands. The action is constant, the twists in the plot, the little pieces of the puzzle of the mystery recovered, the murders, and attempts to kill, all requires your attention. The events of the book one, are so cleverly build into this story, that everything that happen in the book before, are clear in the memory of the reader, without boring them to tears with repetition. Also, makes this book two easier to follow, for a new readers for the series. There's a lot characters, but they are manageable to keep track of, the members of the council, the watcher, whomever it is, the enforcers, the main characters, all play an important part in the revealing puzzle of information. It is mesmerising, how all the pieces fall into the place, and more about the evil actions of EXIT comes to light. Jace, the former SEAL, is honourable, trustworthy, smart, and always ready for action. He is adorable, really, with his convictions and attraction to Melissa, he won my heart easily. Melissa is a leader, she stubborn, intelligent, sassy lady. She has been lonely, worried, and fearful for a long time, and finally found a person she feels safe with, Jace. The banter between them is fun and to the point, they work well as a team, and respect each other, even learn to trust each other as time goes by. The romance takes a backseat to the action in the story, but there's no doubt about the connection, attraction, and feelings growing on between Jace and Melissa, and they are genuine. Riveting action, breathtaking battles to stay alive, and enchanting romance on the side between charming characters - all the trademarks of excellent romantic suspense! ~ Five Spoons
CarmenSwoonsCP More than 1 year ago
When we last explored the world of Lena Diaz (EXIT Strategy review available here), it became crystal clear that the once-respected organization was anything but savory, and on the verge of being dismantled. Cyprian, the head of the snake, is under intense scrutiny and only an “inside job” can eliminate his nefarious, misconstrued plotting to salvage the company. Easy enough. Jace Atwell will get close to Melissa, Cyprian’s daughter, professionally speaking, and secure irrefutable proof to oust the bad guy permanently. When Jace and Melissa connect, however, lines blur and easy only applies to yesterday (a motto he lives by as a former Navy SEAL). Hot, I know! No Exit was a wonderful extension of a fabulous storyline with new characters (and previous studs), engaging writing and plots to enhance the overall thrilling effect. As customary, Ms. Diaz grips you in varying degrees, from swoons to sweaty upper lips! :D As nonchalant as Jace purports to handle his new job as Melissa’s bodyguard, he quickly ascertained cross purposes at work; mysterious government watchdogs and rogue missions, to name a few. A worry those, but none more than underestimating Melissa (more like sure to blindside him if he doesn’t give Melissa the respect her business acumen has earned her). When Jace’s efforts are compromised (Melissa’s no wallflower), does he walk away, leaving Melissa to root out real evil or stay to collaborate and bring forth real justice? When Lena Diaz writes a book, the action and romance don’t compete for attention. She weaves them in and sweeps you up, even when you didn’t think it would fit. I sure enjoy that feeling! Jace was written so confidently (no easy task when you compare those previously mentioned studs), I looked forward to harrowing close-calls; to see how they’d hit the ground running when up against the wall. Melissa, in her own right, has a spine of steel and it is called upon more often than not. Dreading the truth will only keep her head buried and this woman needs to live! Romance develops as ideas align. Ms. Diaz has you clutching at your heart in ecstasy and fear. If Jace and the team succeed, will any hope of keeping Melissa’s heart end in failure? “…Losing you, if I lost you, that would be the worst.” It dawned on him that it wasn’t just the rain running down her face. It was tears. “Have I?” she whispered. “Have I lost you?” As if I’d tell?! Ugh, so, so, good! No Exit is a line to cross…to become free. Layers of tangled secrets, lies exposed, truths faced, murder, and then some…It’s all in here!