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Vengeance (Steve Williams #2)

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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  114 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Living large in New York City as a corporate lawyer for the most savvy drug lord on the East Coast, Special Agent Steve Williams carefully plots Charlie Wisnowski's downfall. His plans go to hell when his wife Jennifer survives an attack by a serial killer. With her life in jeopardy and his undercover guise threatening to unravel, he orders Charlie’s arrest. But the sting ...more
Paperback, 446 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by FIDO Publishing / Createspace (first published October 31st 2010)
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Adrienne Campbell
The blurb: "Living large in New York City as a corporate lawyer for the most savvy drug lord on the East Coast, Special Agent Steve Williams carefully plots Charlie Wisnowski's downfall. His plans go to hell when his wife Jennifer survives an attack by a serial killer. With her life in jeopardy and his undercover guise threatening to unravel, he orders Charlie’s arrest. But the sting goes woefully wrong and Steve becomes the target of a mafia assassin hired by the biggest crime boss in America. ...more
Mind Fog Reviews Langstroth
J.E. Taylor’s book “Vengeance” is a gripping novel about Steve Williams…an undercover FBI agent who is working as a lawyer working for Charlie Wisnowski…a drug dealer that no one has been able to catch. Charlie tries to get Steve hooked on cocaine and have him indebted to him for helping him protect his wife from a serial rapist/killer. Does he succeed or does Steve’s wife and Steve’s desire to catch him win?
It was fast paced but J.E. Taylor took the time to make sure the characters came alive
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Jason Halstead
Vengeance, by J.E. Taylor, is her fifth published book and one heck of a fast read. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t short by any means, it was just fast. Truth be told I opened it up thinking, “Oh great, over 400 pages, this is going to take forever!” Next thing I knew I was 102 pages in and my wife was asking me if I was ready to head up to bed yet.

But does fast read equate to a quality book? Maybe I was just skimming one of every three lines to get through it? Nope. I read it all and even found
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Julia
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In Vengeance by J.E. Taylor the suspense is the key ingredient to this amazing story. This hardcore fast paced murder mystery thriller is packed full of action and intrigue. With an interesting look into the possible life of an undercover agent, we see some of the things that could go wrong, or in some cases right!

Taylor takes us on a whirlwind tour of the excitement and terror as we witness the agony of this couple as the try to live the double life of und
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Poppet
This novel was my introduction to Taylor's writing. It's a crime thriller which follows FBI agent Steve Williams deep undercover inside a cocaine ring. With each chapter the tension mounts as Taylor turns the screws in using multiple and excellent techniques to grip the reader and stress them out. Jennifer's visions of The Slasher serial killer coupled with Steve's ever increasing fear of being caught as the mole working for a vicious, cunning and intimidating crime boss (Charlie) continue to es ...more
Al
"Vengeance" is an intense, fast moving thriller. Steve Williams is one of those characters who, although on the right side, stretches the rules and makes overly risky decisions. He's the kind of character who in real life I would despise (law enforcement stretching rules is a pet peeve) and wouldn't last long, either by getting fired, incarcerated, or killed. But this larger-than-life persona is something I like in fiction. In "Vengeance," Williams is clearly the good guy, and although he someti ...more
Monique

This novel is gritty and so damned disturbing I was physically ill reading most of it.It is not for the faint of heart.That being said,I must say that J.E Taylor really knows how to grab a reader and keep their attention.She takes us to a deep and dark place,let's us see that rape is not a romantic encounter but a brutal assault on the mind,body and soul.I have read several of her books and so far this one is the darkest .Steve Williams an FBI agent, is an adrenaline junkie who lives for his cas
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VLynch
I read J.E. Taylors series about the undercover cop Steve Williams out of order. I read this one first, even though its 2nd in the series. I love how the author write, its never a dull moment. However, I must warn those who like rainbows, butterflies, and happy endings this is not the book for you. This author walks the line of horror to the point that I was very surprised to discover the author is female. Most women I know who read this book were very angry at the end. Which to mean the author ...more
Daniel Munroe
Very intense, very good read.

I actually hesitated to pick it up at a couple of points in the story - I was THAT worried about the likely welfare of the key characters - and that hesitation tells me the author had very successfully, even mercilessly, drawn me deep into the story.

I'd have to say the book is not for the squeamish or faint-hearted ... but then what true thriller is?

Great job, and I look forward to reading more in the series.

DKM
Author of 'Super Duty'.
Michelle
Love this book. I do think that the characters are portrayed in a realistic light. The only part I don't like about the book is the way the characters act after the violence done to them. they just take everything in stride and normal people do not do that. I will look for more books by this author and hope other books are just as good.
Kellie
i think that 4 or was it 5 rapes on the same character was overkill. Did not read the fisrt book but Jenny was also raped in that book. Not sure if I will read the next book but kinda have to because to many things left unresolved in this book.
Marilyn
I read this book from cover-to-cover before I could put the book down. Vengeance introduces us to Steve Williams, an undercover FBI agent. The book is as exciting and as tension-filled as being nose-to-nose with an angry rattlesnake.
Victoria Lovell
This book was a good read. However, I must warn that for the weak of heart, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU! I would have not guessed that the book ended how it did. Not your atypical happy ending. The book did keep the thrills going.
Monique
This novel is gritty and so damned disturbing I was physically ill reading most of it.It is not for the faint of heart.That being said,I must say that J.E Taylor really knows how to grab a reader and keep their attention.She takes us to a deep and dark place,let's us see that rape is not a romantic encounter but a brutal assault on the mind,body and soul.I have read several of her books and so far this one is the darkest .Steve Williams an FBI agent, is an adrenaline junkie who lives for his cas ...more
Marla
This book did not end the way I thought it would. It was a very good book. Now I have to go back and read the first book in the series.
Kay
The main characters were unbelievable for me. They were abused and hurt but kept on going. The end of book is not the end of the story.
Richard
...note that there is a bit of violence in the book.
I enjoyed reading it, and was hooked, despite feeling a bit uncomfortable at times.
Rick F.
BRILLIANT WRITTING- BRILLIANT CHARACTERS
Kelly Cherie Royston
Really Good Book!!!
Ladyacct
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Deborah
Writing was wobbly at best. The descriptive rape scenes were not my favorite part. The fact that the FBI agent gets caught up and does drugs was somewhat refreshing, but the fact that his wife has "visions" of murders and he has her with him while undercover were more than I could handle.

I think Taylor needs some work in the writing skills areas.

Glad I got it from Amazon for free.

J.E. Taylor
Feb 19, 2011 J.E. Taylor rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Five Star Review on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars Vengeance is an attention grabber! Great Read!, November 29, 2010
By Rick This review is from: Vengeance (Paperback)
From start to finish there is excitement and adventure. A great read. I look forward to J. E. Taylor's other books.
Llwells
free...thank the publishing faires cause it was not my cup of tea....it sucked.
Julie
Don't waste your time! I finished it, unfortunately.....
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J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes six+ published novels along with several
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