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Undercover Genius (Genius #2)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Complex conspiracies to the right, dastardly deaths to the left, and all Ana wants to do is save her family’s inheritance.

When her half-sister Patra arrives on the Maximillian mansion doorstep with the news that Patra’s father was murdered and the killers are after Patra, Ana is off on another race to protect her eccentric family. Graham, the hunky spy in the attic who ho
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Book View Cafe (first published December 6th 2013)
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Shirley Schwartz
Mar 24, 2014 Shirley Schwartz rated it really liked it
I was asked to review this book by the publisher, and when I received it I wasn't sure it would be a book that I would like. But this book surprised me. It was fun. The characters were realistic and the plot moved quickly . This was the second book in a series. I didn't read the first one, but it was easy to catch up on the plot line, so I didn't feel at a loss because I didn't read the first one. The series is about a very unusual family. Each of the siblings has the same mother, but each has a ...more
Merry Sierecki
Oct 23, 2016 Merry Sierecki rated it it was amazing
Had to stop my chores.

Too bad this series is so much fun to read. I had to stop doing my chores and finish the book. Oh well, life is short. Read books first.
Barb Richardson
Dec 08, 2016 Barb Richardson rated it it was amazing
I love this series. It is funny, has great characters, very different story lines. I recommend it.
Mar 25, 2014 Rjlouise rated it really liked it
Again, I enjoyed myself immensely with Rice's Genius family. I was pleased to meet another member of the Maximillian brood - Patra, the journalist - and to see the story develop on the home front and in the political sphere again. I took an entire course in college that focused on the difference newspapers made to literature and culture, so this was a little nostalgia tour for me, seeing many of those elements in the novel. I still enjoy the continuity that the problems on the home front ...more
Undercover Genius by Patricia Rice is a 2014 Book View Cafe publication. I was provided a copy of this book through the Librarything Early Review program in exchange for an honest review.
Ana is trying to save the family's inheritance when her half sister Patra shows up. Patra, named after Cleopatra, has some rather murky evidence that her journalist father had been murdered because of a conspiracy he had discovered. Now Ana has to contend with her younger school age sibling keeping bats for pet
Apr 30, 2014 Lara rated it really liked it
This is a book about a very talented family of half-siblings trying to save the family home while staying mostly under the radar. When I got this in a LibraryThing giveaway I didn't realize it is the second book in the series, but was able to catch up to the characters, their relationships, and the situation.

The lead character is about 30 years old, loves doing online research, and is the oldest of the siblings, all of whom have the same mother but different fathers. She feels responsible for a
Storm Chase
Apr 13, 2014 Storm Chase rated it liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a YA novel where the plot revolves around Ana and her family, trying to find out whether their half-sister Cleopatra’s (Patra) journo father was murdered after discovering a conspiracy.

First off, this is the second book in a series so the first pages introduced/recapped characters and plot lines from the first tale. Ana's family is very complex thanks to a rich absent mother who had children with different fathers. Ana is
Mar 19, 2014 Tricia rated it liked it
I won my copy through LibraryThing. It had sounded really good, and I was so excited to get my copy. I liked, I really did, but I'm wavering between 3 & 4 stars. I think it would be more of a 4 star book if I had read the first book (Evil Genius)in the series before I read this one. I didn't know it wasn't the first in a series or a stand alone book. Although the author does explain some things from the past (that I assume happened in the first book), I still felt a little lost or confused. ...more
Quentin Stewart
Apr 08, 2014 Quentin Stewart rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent off the wall mystery inhabited by quirky and interesting characters. I am in search of volume 1 so that I can catch up with this family of very intelligent young people and look forward to any further volumes that carry on this story.

Put four young people in an almost inherited home in Washington, D.C. searching for the lawyer who may have stolen their inheritance and have them set out to undermine the one person that controls the information and money behind some murders an
Apr 22, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it

I received this book on Library Thing in exchange for an honest review. At first I was caught off guard by the profusion of characters, both Ana's strange, huge family in which each sibling shares a mother but has a different father, and all the “bad guys”, who are too numerous to list. Some members of the family live in a mansion they are fighting legal battles to possess, with the owner and his butler, both enjoyable characters. Other members are spread across the globe, and Magda, the self-in
Shelly Ash
Mar 28, 2014 Shelly Ash rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Undercover Genius like nobody's business! It's hilarious and devious with a mix of sensual teasing thrown in. You never know what will happen next as each character comes with their own brand of trouble. All the characters are tied to each other in the most curious way, but it makes the story that much more fun. Ms. Rice makes you use your noggin' as she ties each clue of the story together in the most comical of ways. The detail will keep you engrossed to the point of ignoring all ...more
Mar 27, 2016 Tammy rated it it was amazing
This is a great new series by Patricia Rice! The characters are quirky and fun and you just can't wait to see what will happen to them next. If you haven't read the 1st in the series, you might want to start with that one - Evil Genius. You can also read it after the fact and not feel like you have missed out on too much. There are just several references in this current book that will make more sense if you read the 1st book too. This series is more of a mystery series than a romance, so its a ...more
Carrie Kilgore
Jun 06, 2014 Carrie Kilgore rated it liked it
It's a bit hard rating this book. On the one hand, there's a lot of humor and some genuine excitement. On the other, too much telling and a gigantic cast of characters makes it hard to really get into and follow what's going on. The romance is little more than a tease (which may suit many readers just fine, I suppose). Although the world itself can be confusing, I think it's generally best if an author resolves reader confusion by the end. Despite explanations here, the convolution is such that ...more
Michele Minor
Jul 26, 2015 Michele Minor rated it really liked it
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This is a good suspense book about a family who is varied as well as their eccentric landlord. They are trying to find the person who had killed Patra's father. The main suspect is the head of a right wing political group. The group investigates the group and the media company that funds them and their candidates. This book keeps you in suspense in how Patra's father died and also how hypocritical the supposedly religious group is. I received this book from LibraryThing in return for a review.
Nov 05, 2015 Serena rated it really liked it
Great addition to the series. While I'm frustrated that so much is yet to be explained, this was a great read. Watching Ana grow from mouse to lion in defense of her siblings and her home has been a delight. The teases here and there of spider and fly (read it and you'll understand) are fun too.

Darnit, going to have to buy the next book now too!
Elizabeth Dodd
Sep 13, 2014 Elizabeth Dodd rated it really liked it
Great fun to read!
A marvelously quirky family of half-siblings, all experienced from a life of drama and international espionage (or the like).
A stolen inheritance, a mystery person upstairs who seems to know all and see all, critical information about key people in the government and their connections to murder and worldwide mayhem,...
What are you waiting for?
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Jan 23, 2016 Heidi rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook-reads
I adore the characters and action in this series. Based on an odd collection of half-siblings and centered on Ana, the oldest of globetrotting Magda's brood, the action is packed with political intrigue and villains threatening not only their inheritance but also their lives.
Apr 16, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
Great book, can't wait to read the next one

Great book, can't wait to read the next one
Great book, can't wait to read the next one
Great book, can't wait to read the next one
Chris Conley
Feb 11, 2016 Chris Conley rated it it was amazing
I love these books!
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With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice writes emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances which have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards.

Her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, r
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