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Publisher's Note:

Young CIA officer Talia Inger has reconciled with the man who assassinated her father, but that doesn't mean she wants him hovering over her every move and unearthing the painful past she's trying to put behind her. Still, she'll need him--and the help of his star grifter, Valkyrie--if she hopes to infiltrate the Jungle, the first ever crowdsourced crime syndicate, to rescue a group of kidnapped refugee children. But as Talia and her elite team of thieves con their way into the heart of the Jungle, inching ever closer to syndicate boss the White Lion, she'll run right up against the ragged edge of her family's dark past. In this game of cat and mouse, it's win . . . or die. And in times like that, it's always good to have someone watching your back. Former tactical deception officer and stealth pilot James Hannibal takes you deep undercover into the criminal underworld where everyone has an angle and no one escapes unscathed.…

Chasing the White Lion

by James R. Hannibal

Overall Book Review:

Chasing the White Lion continues James R. Hannibal’s Clandestine Service books.  Even if it wasn’t recommended that the previous book The Gryphon Heist be read first, it is well worth the effort.  The first book really sets the scene for the characters’ skillsets and personalities.  Then make sure you are ready to dive into the world of spying and intrigue.

This series is one of the best to come from the Christian publishing markets.  It has plenty of action, intrigue, espionage and all sorts of incredible technological antics.  It is obvious that the author has a great deal of experience in this sector, and it really makes the book come to life.  Additionally, this is a good read for people who are not looking for cheesy, sappy romance. 

The fast-paced, good, unsullied action adventure found here is hard to find.  Hopefully, Hannibal won’t run out of ideas any time soon, because he knows how to keep the reader interested while providing personal tidbits about the characters and adding in lots of technological information.  Can’t wait to read the next book!

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Revell

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None 

Violence/Gore:  Many scenes in which people are engaged in fist fights or other forms of hand to hand combat; many scenes in which characters are shot at and or killed by gunfire, some mention blood; children are taken captive by rebels, they are shoved and struck; a village is intentionally set on fire; several instances where a characters is threatened verbally by video feed and in person; a person is stabbed and killed with a knife; many scenes where various buildings and vehicles explode; person recalls parent being killed.

Sex/Nudity:  Non-married characters hold hands and embrace; characters make vaguely suggestive comments about being interested in more than just talking to one another.

Mature Subject Matter:

Kidnapping, human trafficking, death of a parent, death, traitors.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Adult characters consume vodka and other alcoholic beverages.

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I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.