Running Dark (Emma Caldridge #2)
Emma Caldridge is on mile thirty-six of the fifty-five-mile Comrades ultramarathon in South Africa when a roadside car bomb explodes. Dazed and disoriented, she regains consciousness after the bl...more
The story alternates from Washington, D.C. to South Africa to a cruise ship off the west coast of Africa. There are bad guys galore including pirates, war lords and crooked politicians. Add in some illegal, not-approved dangerous drugs and you have an explosive read.
The good guys are very good and the...more
I feel like I should be nicer, really; I like Jamie Freveletti. But I'm just the wrong reader for these books; the point of the thriller genre escapes me. I mean, you read a book because it gives you something; in my case, I like historicals because I like to think about the past, and mysteries because I love trying to figure things out ahead of the sleuth....more
Zu Beginn des Romans befindet sich Emma Caldridge in Südafrika und macht beim Comrades, einem Ultramarathon mit. Der größte Teil der Strecke ist schon überstanden und Emma sowie die anderen Läufer werden immer erschöpfter. Als Emma an einem am Straßenrand geparkten Auto vorbei läuft, explodiert dieses und Emma wird von der Wucht der Explosion weggeschleudert. Als sie noch bewegungsunfähig am Boden liegt, kommt ein ihr unbekannter Afrikaner und verpasst ihr eine Injektion mit einem EpiPen....more
Emma Caldridge is in South Africa running an ultramarathon when a car explodes and sends her flying into the dirt. Although dazed and confused she becomes aware that someone has just injected a syringe into her. She finishes the race and orders blood tests and contacts Edward...more
Caldredge's attempts to find out what the drug happens to be intertwine with two other subplots: a group of Somali pirates attacking a cruise ship and a c...more
Running Dark is a modern day pirate story. Emma Caldridge is a chemist that gets injected with an unknown substance on the first page of the book and it catapaults her into the scary Somalian world. Cameron Sumner works for a security company hoping to get the pirates to stop targeting ships. Sumner (whom Emma has a brief history with) is dealing with the Somali pirates on a cruise ship amidst a couple hundred wealthy socialites that the pirates h...more
Shaken by the event and unsure of what substance was pumped into her, Emma calls the one person who can help her f...more
Kahlil Ibrahim Mungabe is in Dubai when his contact tells him that he will pay to have Mungabe and his Somalia pirates intercept a cruise ship. The ship holds pharmacetical products that his contact, The Vulture, wants.
The ship is protected by a U.S. security company, Darkvi...more
She heads off to Banner, head of Darkview, a megacorp focused on security. But he's trying to deal with a pirated cruise ship that's full of passengers and some scary cargo, and one of the passengers is a man who saved Emma's life. So, she agrees to get on the ship and try to help him and identify whatever the substance is i...more
Emma Caldridge is on mile thirty-six of the fifty-five-mile Comrades ultramarathon in South Africa when a roadside car bomb explodes. Dazed and disoriented, she regains consciousness after the blast to find a man standing over her with a white plastic injector. She feels the prick of a needle and the rush of medication under her skin, but before she can make a sound, the man is gone.
Shaken by the event and unsure of what substance was pumped into her, Emma calls the one person who can help her
By Jamie Freveletti
This book was received from Library Thing in the Early Reviewers program.
Without reading her first book “Running from the Devil”, I plunged into her second book and felt that it could stand alone.
A fast paced thriller that right from the beginning, has you guessing what is taking place after our heroine, Biochemist Emma Caldridge is stabbed with an epi-pen during a marathon race in Africa. What was she shot up with?
As she rushes to find answers, we are caught up...more
Wow! This was an excellent thriller involving Somali pirates, a cruise ship with a mysterious cargo, and lots of action. I mentioned before how nice it was to read a thriller with a competent female hero and this is true here. Emma will stop at nothing to ensure the success of her mission, even flying into Mogadishu...more
Although the first book, Running From the Devil, is a better told, more plausible story, this, too, will make a compelling action film. Emma and Cameron have a great future in a series better written than Raiders or others of the same nature.
A nice mix of chemistry, terrorists/bad guys, adventure, political dealings and romance/flirting.
Running Dark is a very enjoyable thriller. It combines well written dialogue with a quick paced plot. Many shades of grey are shown in the characters moral values. There are definite heroes and villains, but also those left in morally less certain ground, just like real life. The author deftly switches the action from one scene to the next, linking together the various elements of the plot in a satisfying manner. After having read Running Dark, I a...more
And the level of ridiculosity was kind of strong at times, but that also made it kind of fun, so it balanced...more
My actual rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.