Ron Corriveau is an electrical engineer and works designing custom integrated circuits. He started writing to prove to himself that he actually does have a right side to his brain. Originally from Southern California, he currently lives outside of Dallas with his lovely wife and two awesome kids. He has only recently come to terms with the fact that he is a geek, although he would like to stress that he doesn't hold any kind of leadership role in the organization.
The Agent's Daughterby Ron Corriveau
Evan Roberts, legendary field agent for an ultra-secret United States government intelligence agency always knew that his fifteen-year-old daughter Melina also possessed the absolute lack of fear required of an agent. Without telling her his real profession or his intention, he began
Melina has been preparing for a future career as a spy. She just doesn't know it.
Evan Roberts, legendary field agent for an ultra-secret United States government intelligence agency always knew that his fifteen-year-old daughter Melina also possessed the absolute lack of fear required of an agent. Without telling her his real profession or his intention, he began to guide her toward an eventual career with the agency. However, Melina's world is shattered after her mother is involved in an accident that leaves her mysteriously unhurt but unresponsive. Her father's plan on hold, Melina settles into life at a suburban high school, immersing herself in a world of schoolwork, her friends and a budding romance with Alex, the cute new guy in her class.
When Melina and her father uncover shocking new information about her mother's accident, Melina is pulled deep into her father's shadowy world. With Alex desperately trying to find her and only hours to go before it will be too late to save her mother, Melina and her father work together using their combined skills to find a way to reach her.
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Given To Me For An Honest Review This book needs more than 5 stars. It is even better than I had thought when I received it. It is about a husband and wife who are spies but their children do not know it. The mother is in an accident is in a "coma" for months. The daughter meets a boy at school and she likes him but doesn't know that his father works with his parents and that his father is also a spy. Once I picked up this book to read I could not put it down. The father goes off to complete a mission and barely escapes but the children think he is off to a business meeting. The father and daughter along with her boyfriend's father get kidnapped. They get rescued by a former spy and the girl's little brother and her boyfriend. This book is so very good you will be unable to put it down until you finish reading it. I highly recommend it to everyone. For being a first book, Ron Corriveau did a fantastic job and I can't wait for his next one.
If any book was ever to cause me to have a split personality, it would be this one. Do I like it? Yes, in some ways. Do I think it’s well-written? No, not really. So how can I say I like it? The premise is appealing and, although it’s completely over the top, that’s okay, even a good thing, because it’s a teenaged spy/ninja warrior story so of course it has to be way beyond belief. That’s also what makes it fun and is the primary reason I enjoyed it for what it is. On the downside, this author clearly has no idea how teens talk or behave and I wonder how he can be so removed from reality. In a writing style that’s frequently annoying, the author apparently doesn’t believe in using contractions any more than he has to and, as a result, the dialogue is stilted and doesn’t flow as normal conversation does. We also get a tremendous amount of telling and exposition that’s unwieldy and sometimes unnecessary such as when Alex explains to Melina what a Castle Grant is after she has just told him her brother has one. Another irritant is that this family is just too perfect. Melina, Travis and their father are all either brilliant or remarkable fighters or both, making them seem almost like comic book characters. The scene that will stick in my mind for way too long takes place in the high school cafeteria. I can’t say why it got my attention except to say it involves kissing—and, no, I don’t mean a scene where there’s kissing going on. When it’s all said and done, I think this story is better suited for middle graders rather than high school teens because it is, put simply, rather childish. When you get to the scene I mentioned, you’ll know what I mean and, if the author really thinks such a conversation would happen among today’s 15-year-old girls, he needs to time travel back to his own high school days. Even back then, girls were not this naive and clueless. Still and all, the premise of the book is entertaining and I think there is a market for it.
Teenager Melina Robert's perfect world is shattered when her Mom is involved in a car accident that leaves her in a coma. Her father Evan retreats into his work, leaving Melina and her brother Travis alone to deal with their own issues about the accident. Evan has more problems - he's an elite spy and he's been lying to his kids about it. Things get more complicated when Evan is nearly killed on a mission and Melina meets a new boy at school. My favorite part of the book was definitely all the "tools" that the spies used. They were inventive and added much to the storyline. However, I didn't particularly like that everyone in the Robert's family is perfect - Evan is the consummate spy--top of his game, Melina has an unusual aptitude for martial arts and her younger brother Travis is a physics genius. That was unrealistic that everyone was outstanding at something. I did find it refreshing when Melina reverted back to typical teenager behavior when she meets Alex, a boy she likes at school. Overall, the story moves along at a good pace and there are a few surprises along the way, but I did find it too easy to put the book aside. I think YA fans of thrillers will enjoy this, but I don't think it is engaging enough for an adult audience. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The Agent's Daughter was a fun, action adventure for all ages. Melina was unknowingly groomed to become a spy from a very early age. When a tragic accident leaves her mother in a coma state, Melina's life changes forever. Melina and her father must face a terrible enemy closer to home than they ever imagined. Everything that her father has taught her now comes into play as Melina must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves. The Agent's Daughter takes us on a fantastic adventure of self discovery, heart ache, budding young romance and intrigue. A charming and dazzle mystery that captivated and entertained me from start to finish. I received this copy of The Agent's Daughter from Ron Corriveau and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a honest review.