The Monarch: A Thriller

The Monarch: A Thriller

by Jack Soren

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The Monarch: A Thriller by Jack Soren

Fans of thrilling adventures and international suspense will love Jack Soren’s whirlwind debut novel—a tale of two thieves detoured on the road to redemption.

Imitation is the deadliest form of flattery …

When Jonathan Hall walked away from his career as an international art thief to be a father, he thought he’d made a clean break—from crime, from life as The Monarch, from an early grave.

But when The Monarch’s signature symbol resurfaces, carved into the mutilated bodies of New York’s elite, Jonathan realizes his retirement may have been short-lived. Someone is framing The Monarch for horrific slayings. But Jonathan and his former partner, Lew, know this isn’t just murder—it’s a message.

Now caught in a deadly game against a fanatical madman whose reach penetrates the darkest corners of the globe, Jonathan and Lew have no choice but to play along. But when Jonathan’s daughter becomes a pawn, all bets are off. To win this game, Jonathan and Lew will have to accept one final task as The Monarch—a job that could change the course of history forever. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062365187
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 83,111
File size: 553 KB

About the Author

Jack Soren was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Before becoming a thriller novelist, Jack wrote software manuals, drove a cab, and spent six months as a really terrible private investigator. His debut novel, The Monarch, was nominated for the Kobo Emerging Writer national book award. He lives in the Toronto area.

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The Monarch: A Thriller 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here's the thing about THE MONARCH: it's a killer read. If you're looking for whether or not you should buy this book, you can stop here: Yes, buy this book. Read this book. Love this book. Of course, I have more thoughts, if you're interested. I think Soren deserves a lot of credit for creating a lively, complete world full of intrigue and mystery and madness. There's a lot that goes on in this book - I mean, a whole lot. When I reached the end of it, I had to pause to think back where it had all started; I was amazed. Fact is, the characters go a long way, but none of it ever feels forced, contrived or artificial. All the adventure and plot twists and insanity just feel totally organic and natural to the world and characters that Soren's crafted here. There's a lot going on in this book, man. Of course, it's also worth noting that it's a book about relationships as much is it is about the breakneck adventure of the plot. All of the characters you meet are fully-realized people - but special credit goes to Jonathan and Lew's friendship, which is about as fantastic a portrayal of male friendship as I've read. They're distinct in their personal idiosyncrasies, but it's evident why these two totally different men are as close as they are. Without giving away too many of the plot details (best to crash headlong into them with the heroes, I promise you, it's so worth it), I can say that this is the best evil-mastermind/criminal/international-thriller/adventure/action-packed/hilarious/heartfelt novel I've read in a long time. I promise, you're gonna dig it, and then we'll both be rabidly awaiting the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. I really got sucked into Jonathan and Lew's world - what an amazing partnership. This story has everything - twisted villains, biotechnology, explosions and laughs in all the right places. I couldn't put it down. LOVED IT. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a "must read". Well defined plot and characters makes this book interesting and worth reading over and over. Looking forward to Lew and Jonathan's next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engrossing-everything you want from a thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed with plots and subplots headed for a massive collision. Adroitly executed and a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and very suspenseful,
Esther66 More than 1 year ago
Haven't finished it yet, but I am liking it so far. Very fast-paced and exciting. Will let you know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am looking forward to Hack Soren's next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story. Worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest till the last page.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Textbook perfect.