Vendetta (Catherine Ling, #5) by Iris Johansen

Vendetta (Catherine Ling, #5)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a new explosive, compelling thriller.With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that comes rushing back after her medical clinic in Guyana is atta...


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TitleVendetta (Catherine Ling, #5)
ISBN9781250075871
Author
Release DateOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller
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Reviews Vendetta (Catherine Ling, #5)

  • Emma
    2018-09-28
    These are the most ridiculously OTT, high drama, high action wish fulfilment novels you can buy - and that's precisely why I love them.The men are all sexy sex masters of sex land, lithe like tigers, dangerous and mysterious, with a do-what-I-say attitude and killer competence. But no, it's not the misogyny fest you might think because the ladies are all clever, irresistible, do-what-I-want, save the day, overcome it all, take charge of when the ...
  • Susan Kennedy
    2018-06-29
    I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Strong characters, action and intrigue. What could be better? Okay, don't answer that. Everything is a little better with magic and dragons and wizards, etc. This was a great story though.I loved the slew of characters that were thrown at you. It went to building a team that was very diverse in their talents and personalities. Some of those characters were very intriguing to stay the least. Cameron would be the most...
  • Melanie
    2018-10-11
    Vendetta was a fun, thrilling read that works well as a standalone despite being the fifth book in the Catherine Ling series.Carl Venable, head of the CIA terrorism task force, has relentlessly hunted Max Huber, head of one of the deadlist terror organizations, for years. When Venable is ambushed while meeting an informant, before dying he asks former Special Forces soldier Jude Brandon to keep his daughter Rachel safe at any cost. When Huber com...
  • Kathy Martin
    2018-09-26
    This was a fast-paced thriller with a fantasy feel. Carl Venable enlists Jude Brandon to protect his daughter Rachel from terrorist Max Huber when Brandon attempts to rescue Venable. Unfortunately, he too late. But Venable tells Brandon that his daughter has a secret about Huber that makes her a target.Rachel Venable is a doctor who is with a humanitarian organization and is currently working in Guyana. She is estranged from her father and has a ...
  • Joan
    2018-05-17
    Review of Advance Reader CopyAlthough the book cover indicates that this is “An Eve Duncan Novel,” it is actually the fifth book [following “Your Next Breath”] in the Catherine Ling series.Mortally wounded, CIA terrorism task force head Carl Venable gives Jude Brandon a mandate to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at all costs. But Brandon, still on the trail of terrorist ringleader Max Huber and the Red Star organization, finds that task m...
  • Samantha
    2018-09-27
    A nice change of pace from the Eve Duncan series (which I hadn't realized until this one, had been becoming stale to me) Easily read as a standalone (though having read the prior books will give you some background) this book is labeled as a Catherine Ling book but I didn't really find her to be the focal point so much as the side character who had a large part at times. We get a peak into Carl Venable, his background, his life, and his daughter ...
  • Sheri Morell
    2018-07-27
    I absolutely loved this book. Strong characters, edge of your seat action. This book got my attention from the first page and Couldn't put it down. Carl Venable, CIA agent and head of terrorism task force knows he is dying and asks Jude Brandon to get his daughter and keep her safe. Rachel, A doctor and someone who has already gone through so much is strong and capable. working with the One World Medical team in Nalez, Guyana, narrowly escapes de...
  • Joyce
    2018-10-01
    This was a slow and thorough read for me. The team of protagonists was large and varied. The plot was full of twists and turns. At times it was so complex it verged on the convoluted yet each time the author brought it back on track. Each of the side trips actually served to accentuate the plot. All in all it was excellent reading with memorable characters and an unforgettable plot. Thanks to Net Galley and St. Martin’s Press for an ARC for an ...
  • Up All Night With Books
    2018-09-25
    4 Stars Review by MorgenLate Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Vendetta by New York Times best selling author, Iris Johansen is a standalone and a stunningly captivating thriller. It is a swiftly moving adventure that doesn’t pull punches. The story is about revenge, racing against the clock and the ever evolving truth that comes with a life full of secrets. Rachel Venable is a doctor with One World Medical. Her team brings medical aid ...
  • Stacy Kingsley
    2018-08-05
    Have you ever read a book where every character is the same? If not, read Vendetta, because every character is the exact same character, male and female. The synopsis from amazon makes it sound a lot more interesting than it was: With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Ra...
  • Becky Wise
    2018-09-04
    I've been a huge fan of Iris Johansen for years and I have to admit it's been sometime since I've had the chance to read one of her books. But what can I say other then she sucked me right in from the start like she use to do and I knew she would it again. Vendetta may be book 5 in Catherine Ling series but you can pick it up and not be lost at all on who the key players are. If you love suspenseful reads and love being kept on your toes then thi...
  • Elizabeth
    2018-09-25
    Book title:Vendettaseries :Catherine Ling #5author: Iris JohansenNetgalley ARCComes out:Oct 23 ,2018Pages:416 Book synopsisWith his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that comes rushing back after her medical clin...
  • Allison Raggio
    2018-06-26
    This is the fifth book [following “Your Next Breath”] in the Catherine Ling series.Mortally wounded, CIA terrorism task force head Carl Venable gives Jude Brandon a mandate to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at all costs. But Brandon, still on the trail of terrorist ringleader Max Huber and the Red Star organization, finds that task more problematic than he’d anticipated. Rachel Venable, working with the One World Medical team in Nalez, Guy...
  • Patricia Romero
    2018-09-15
    Mortally wounded, Carl Venable, the head of the CIA task force on terrorism, instructs his most trusted fellow terrorism fighter, Brandon to get his daughter Rachel and keep her safe no matter the cost.The worlds most hated terrorist, Conrad Huber was taken out and his son, Max is looking for revenge. A slow and painful revenge if he can get to Rachel before her friends in and out of the CIA do. At the same time he is planning to 'change the coas...
  • Beth
    2018-10-13
    Iris Johansen has added a new book to her rather large collection of mysteries combines with romance.Vendetta, like Johansen's other books, is a page turner. Vendetta covers a lot of ground. A terrorist who must be caught or he will blow up the East Coast. He has murdered a CIA operative who then leaves the investigation in the hands of his daughter. Everyone has a vendetta against everyone else which makes it fun to try and figure it out. In add...
  • Jennifer Olivas
    2018-08-22
    This is a review of the advanced reading copy of Vendetta. As mentioned by others, it is not an Eve Duncan novel, as stated on the cover. It is a story that features Catherine Ling, but is really focused on Rachel Venable, who is the daughter of CIA agent Carl Venable. I really enjoyed this book. I thought that there was a really interesting backstory on CIA agent Carl Venable and his daughter. Through all of the Catherine Ling and Eve Duncan boo...
  • Diane
    2018-08-08
    Vendetta by Iris Johansen is the continuing fast-paced thriller with Rachel Venable still trying to save lives during the health crisis in Guyana. As Rachel's father Carl Venable was bleeding out he gave Jude Brandon a mission to go and save his daughter. Her clinic is attacked from orders of Huber and she has to flee to the jungle with little Maria and her mother. The story is filled with twists into the past of Carl Venable and how his actions ...
  • Jeff
    2018-09-10
    I won this in a goodreads giveaway, it is an ARC and the first book I've read in this series and the first by this author.I may have given this 3.5 stars if goodreads allowed partial stars. The story was a bit predictable and the eventual gratuitous sex scene(s) were so predictable 8 wish it had waited so long to get it out of the way. There are a couple of things that are alluded too that I thinks are lazy writing but then they weren't used. The...
  • Gloria Kessler
    2018-08-13
    I received an advance copy of this book through Goodreads giveaways. I've always enjoyed Iris Johansen's books, have read over 40 of them and I especially liked the Eve Duncan story lines. Vendetta was listed as an Eve Duncan novel so I was disappointed that Eve Duncan was not featured in this book. That being said, I found the story riveting about terrorism and vengeance. Reflects real emotions regarding good vs. evil, how hard it is to chose th...
  • Marj Ward
    2018-09-03
    Excellent Catherine Ling book. With CIA operative Carl Venable's dying breath he entrusts Jude Brandon to keep his daughter Dr. Rachel Venable safe. Rachel is working in Guyana for a medical organization. She is in the crosshairs of the son of a terrorist her father and her brought down two years before. Many familiar characters, Hu Chang and Richard Cameron among them. Wonderful book with many twists and turns. The ending leads me to believe the...
  • Sasha
    2018-10-13
    First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. Great characters and great storyline. I truly enjoy the authors writing style, the author pulls you into the book from the very beginning and makes it so you don't want t...
  • Paula Pugh
    2018-08-17
    I usually love novels by Iris Johansen and this is a good one, full of suspense captured on the pages. However, I found Vendetta repetitious at times which slowed the flow of the story. The story itself is really great: a woman caught up in a past endeavor that caused a ruthless terrorist to target her for destruction along with all of San Francisco. Rachel Venable is a strong heroine and Jude Brannon is a super Alpha male that is charged to prot...
  • Bob Berman
    2018-07-23
    Vendetta is pure thriller. There is some (enough) character development but most of the novel is action, action, action. Many of the characters are larger than life, always doing and saying the right (or wrong) thing. (I wish I could always say and do the right thing.) The whole book is very much black or white, in terms of the actions of the characters, not much gray. The book is exciting, definitely keeps your interest and has a few surprises.
  • Rick Molitor
    2018-05-18
    I found this to be a fast paced thriller. It introduces some new characters. The focus of the story is Rachel Venable with Catherine Ling along with her. The characters are interesting and well developed The story has some interesting interactions. I can see that this will be a continuing story and look forward to the next book.The book cover states that it is a Eve Duncan novel. This is not the case. The characters come from the Eve Duncan novel...
  • Natasha du Plessis
    2018-09-28
    This was not my first Iris Johansen book but it was my first book of this series. I read this book as a standalone and it did not feel as if I missed something. I loved the fast paced action as well as the story line. You can't go wrong with an Iris Johansen book. As usual there was the likeable characters and the rest that I did not like at all. Loved some of the twists!!!! I would recommend this book to a lover of fast paced action novels.
  • Beverley
    2018-10-01
    I received a free copy from NetGalley. Action packed thriller or love story? A little bit of both. A few of the other author's other characters make appearances or are mentioned in passing. The way the characters talk to each other feels very awkward to me. The plot is interesting. I don't think you need to have read any of her other books to enjoy this one.
  • MA
    2018-10-12
    I won a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.I think I would have enjoyed this more had I read the rest of the series, but it is still a fast-paced, interesting thriller-esque read. I enjoyed Rachel Venable's multitude of qualities and her relationships with Jude Brandon, Catherine Ling and Hu Chang.
  • Louisa
    2018-07-03
    Oh, this book was so awesome! It was a bit sad saying goodbye to him since he's been a part of the Eve Duncan series almost since the beginning, but it was great to meet Rachel! Really fantastic book!
  • Barbara Lack
    2018-09-24
    I loved everything about this book. It’s ending left a question mark on one of the characters. I loved Brandon and Rachel as a couple. They are complete opposites. There’s lots of mystery and suspense. I received an advance review copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.