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Preview — City of Exiles by Alec Nevala-Lee
City of Exiles (Icon Thief #2)
Rachel Wolfe, a gifted FBI agent assigned to a major investigation overseas, discovers that a notorious gun runner has been murdered at his home in London, his body set on fire. When a second victim is found unde ...more
Category – Mystery/Thriller
“City of Exiles” is a sequel to “The Icon Thief” but I found no problem in following the story even though I had not read “The Icon Thief”.
Rachel Wolfe is an FBI agent that has been assigned as a liaison to a special department of the London Police Force. Her initial acceptance of the position was to further her career, although she now finds herself bogged down in a nowhere job and facing a return to the U ...more
This is a high quality thriller. Like The Icon Thief it refuses to insult the intelligence of the reader, it has a likeable female protagonist, interesting settings, a good villain -- always absolutely crucial -- and is told economically. It plausibly conflates the real and imagined, and the research is good enough that there is no clear division between t...more
I hadn't read the first book in this series by Alec Nevala-Lee "The Icon Thief". So in the beginning I felt like I was catching up a little bit. However it was still fairly easy to read this book without reading the other, with only some references to the first book.
The book is very fast paced for its size. It is an exciting thriller that presents two villains early on. And then another extremely surprising villai ...more
As first stated the plot has many parts and comes from slightly different angles before they all merge. The key ...more
Meanwhile a Russian, known as the Scythian, formally associated with Russian intelligence, has survived a plot against his life in Spa ...more
The book picks up where "The Icon Thief" leaves off, so I suggest reading that first if you have not already. Unlike that book this one is set in London ant other places in Europe. I like how the characters are developed. The plot lines are good and the suspense is just right. Unlike some other books I do not find myself thinking just f ...more