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Fox Hunter

(Charlie Fox Thriller #12)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  350 ratings  ·  63 reviews
‘The dead man had not gone quietly… There was a time when I would have given everything I owned to be the one responsible for that.’

Charlie Fox will never forget the men who put a brutal end to her military career, but she vowed a long time ago she would not go looking for them.

Now she doesn’t have a choice.

Her boss and former lover, Sean Meyer, is missing in Iraq where on
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Pegasus Books
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Maureen Carden
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm waffling between four and five stars because I was ready for a couple of story arcs to finish in this 11th Charlie Fox novel. It's just that I'm not sure they really are finished and if they are I'm not sure I approve of the resolution. But nonetheless, there are endings, satisfying paybacks, and new beginnings.
I'd be more accepting of all this if Ms. Sharp promises she has another Fox in the pipeline. Yeah, yeah, I know I should try writing a book myself and see how quick I am to judge. I'
Woman Reading
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Charlie Fox on a rescue mission through the Middle East and beyond

If Fox Hunter (#12) is your introduction to Charlie Fox, then you’ll be treated to a fast-paced, tension-filled, James Bond-like adventure with a woman who is ruthless, lethal, and single-minded in her hunt for Sean Meyer, a junior partner with her employer, the Armstrong - Meyer close protection firm. Her first lead is in Iraq, which has long anchored the USA’s list of “no - go countries for tourists - proceed at your own r
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a huge fan of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, I wanted this book solely on the fact that the quote on the front of this book by Mr. Child says: "If Jack Reacher were a woman, he would be Charlie Fox." And wow does Ms. Sharp not disappoint. Everything great about the Reacher books is true here--pulse pounding action, complex mystery and brilliant hero(ine). Charlie Fox is like a British and female version of Reacher; she is contained and lethal, principled and somewhat unpredictable. Sharp do ...more
Craig Sisterson
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thrillers
From the searing heat of the Iraqi desert to the snow-capped mountains of Eastern Europe, Zoe Sharp takes readers on a helter-skelter, action-packed ride with this latest instalment in her exciting series featuring Charlie Fox. It's been four years since the last Charlie Fox adventure, but Sharp brings her back with a vengeance, delivering a real corker of a tale for long-time fans and new readers alike.

FOX HUNTER is the twelfth book in Sharp's long-running series, which began back in 2001, and
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So after a particularly lengthy wait for most between the last Charlie Fox book and this one we finally see book 12. Having been on a recent Fox binge I was fully up to date with the series and ready to go with the latest, and thankfully it was as good as I had hoped. However, yeah, I know it’s just a fancy but, I am unsure how I feel having finished the book. I read it in two sittings and just one day and it was certainly the typical pacey and adrenaline packed type of book you would expect. Th ...more
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
When one of the four men who altered Charlie Fox's life and ended her military career is found brutally tortured to death in Iraq where he was working as a private security contractor, Charlie and the head of the private security company fear that her boss and former lover Sean Meyer may be pursuing justice for Charlie. Sean was shot in the head in an earlier novel, which changed his personality, creating doubts about what he might be capable of doing. Charlie spends most of the book trying to c ...more
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of the best in the Charlie Fox series - loved it! Charlie is the female Jack Reacher!

Suspenseful and thrilling with back story building throughout. Charlie has not had an easy life and the way things go in this book, just piles on. Good thing she is an expert in self defense using anything at hand. She is up against lots of foes and maybe allies or are they foes too in the Middle East and northward! Who can she trust to watch her back? Does she trust her ex Sean? Or is he just
Seeley James
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book will keep you up all night. I've always been a huge Zoe Sharp fan who inhales every Charlie Fox novel as it rolls off the presses. Read this book and you'll be hooked on Charlie Fox for life. Despite being twelfth in a series, this book can stand alone. An avid reader will find the answers to a lot of series-questions. At the same time, a new reader will enjoy it as a deep dive into a trauma both personal and societal.

Friends and lovers seem like strangers, victims are victimized,
Cardyn Brooks
In Fox Hunter Zoe Sharp executes a masterful blend of misogyny and sexism in stark contrast with the self-confident agency of Charlie Fox - who is smart and bold; vulnerable and insecure - and other featured female characters as a merit-based rebuttal to institutionalized gendered biases, discrimination, oppression, and negative stereotypes.

Survivors of sexual assault may want to consider where they are in their recovery before reading Fox Hunter. Refreshingly, any details of the pivotal backst
RachelW (BamaGal)
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The vague summary for this entry in the series really doesn’t do justice to how much was really packed into the storyline. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of action, good plotline, demons from Charlie’s past being laid to rest, and some definite changes coming to her future. Parker turned out to be quite the smarmy weasel and jerk; and Sean, lets just say that despite the break he gave to Charlie at the end I don’t think the fat lady has sung on their relationship. But then, where Se ...more
Roman Clodia
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like other Sharp/Fox fans, I've been waiting for this book for what feels like forever - and then gulped it down in a day when I really should have been doing more pressing work things! Is it sharp (ha!), slick, grippingly tense, smart and addictive? Well, of course! But it also seems to mark either an end to the series with a definite valedictory feel or else a new direction for both the books and Charlie herself.

Whereas the earlier books had a cool, indie feel to them, this one is much more b
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I've been waiting years for another Charlie Fox book, and Fox Hunter does not disappoint.

This story picks up not long after the last. While it's been a long time since I read that, there is plenty of context to recall key characters and events. When Charlie finds out that someone has tortured and killed one of the men who years before had brutalized her and ruined her army career and that her former lover Sean had been seen nearby, she feels compelled to find out just what happened. She
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
I honestly had given up on seeing another Charlie Fox novel -- which was a cryin' shame, but I get that authors have to move on sometimes. But then a couple of weeks ago, when I logged onto NetGalley to take care of something, there it was on the front page -- and I jumped to request it (despite promising myself I was taking a NetGalley break to catch up on other things).
“You were a soldier, Miss Fox , and you are now a bodyguard. There is
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well holy sh*tballs! What a book! Set in Iraq, the reader is faced with the past, revenge, shame, relationships, survival, trust and a search for the truth. Boom! Boom! BOOM!

There was a #killerhook right from the start that pulled me in to this fast-paced, action packed opening and from then on, my heart was racing as I turned each page! The narrative is tight, descriptions vivid and the action sequences had me feeling each blow by blow account! Wow! Wow! Wow! This was my first experience of the
The Cats’ Mother
After a four year gap (during which Ms Sharp also disappeared from social media, without explanation), Charlie Fox is back for her 12th outing. This is set only a few weeks after the last book, "Absence of Light" and while this could conceivably be read as a standalone, there are lots of references to events in several of the the earlier books - and it's such a great series, why wouldn't you start at the beginning? I struggled a bit remembering who everyone was, but with 975 books on my 'own but ...more
Neil Plakcy
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, an amazing effort by Zoe Sharp. Each chapter kept me turning the pages, with lots of twists and turns in the plot. Not a typical outing for Charlie Fox; instead of protecting someone, she's hunting for her ex, Sean Meyer, who's gone to ground in the Middle East and may be killing the former soldiers who raped Charlie so many years ago.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another excellent Charlie Fox thriller. I've loved following Charlie and seeing how she has changed and adapted and grown as a person. She is smart, determined and kick ass. Can't wait for the next book!
Tom Mc Kenna
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars rounded up to 5 Stars. Instead of the game of Where's Waldo Charlie is embroiled in a mission of Where's Sean? Instead of Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego Charlie is trying to solve Where in the World is Sean Meyer? Gosh I really like Charlie and all her challenges but the saga between her and Sean really is getting a little old and frayed. It seems it is well past time to put this plot to bed since realistically there can be no HEA for Charlie and Sean only MEA (Misery Ever A ...more
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Coming to a series part way through is always a risk. I do consider myself quite the expert though and rarely find myself reading the first book in a series (the fourth, yes. Or even the seventh!). However, at no point, while reading Fox Hunter did I feel I had ‘missed something’. The author does an excellent job of providing her reader with all the necessary background information to keep the story flowing and the reader engaged. Does that mean that I will pass on the opportunity to read the fi ...more
Kristy Hilton
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series!

It's been a long wait for this book. The good news is that it is another fantastic addition to the series. The bad news is I've finished it already. I must admit I'm stumped as to where the author is going with the relationship between Charlie and Sean. It looks like I'll be waiting a while to find out where a Charlie's life will lead her next. Please write quickly Zoe Sharp! I wouldn't mind another Kelly Jacks novel either, while you're at it.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Delighted to find this is a series...Finally, a badass female main character who isn't one-sided. Charlie is complex, conflicted, and has issues. But she's also relentless, principled, smart, and engaging. Definitely starting the series from the beginning!
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Realising that I hadn't read Fox Hunter was akin to discovering my favourite toffee hidden amongst the usual abandoned soft centres in a box of Christmas chocolates...absolute joy, along with, "how did I miss that?"
Settling down to read another of Zoe's books has been my idea of a good read. I haven't had to wait for it to, 'get going'...immediately we are straight into the action and the pace continues throughout the book. The main protagonist Charlie Fox continues to deliver action, suspense,
Randy Overbeck
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fan of thriller writer Zoe Sharp for years and have read several of her books, enjoying every one, especially the Charlie Fox series. Just to name a few, in First Drop, she took her readers on a dizzying roller coaster ride in the middle of an assassination attempt of a teen Charlie is guarding, and in Road Kill readers get strapped in for an electrifying ride atop a few sleek motorcycles when Charlie infiltrates a biker gang, almost becoming road kill herself in the process. But in ...more
Dolly Sandor
I’ve waited 5 years for this book. Not as bad as those waiting for GRRM, but it felt like it to me!

What I liked: I think Fox Hunter is a resolution to Charlie’s past and maybe her future. She’s been through so much and just when we thought things were going her way, BAM. It’s been an up and down ride for the last couple of books. I mean, Sean, is/was/maybe her guy. I can’t explain that because it would give away spoilers not only for this book but the previous ones as well. Speaking of which, y
Gloria Feit
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the publisher: Zoe Sharp’s tough-as-nails Charlie Fox returns this summer in the latest thriller in this energetic series: “Fox Hunter,” which finds the indomitable ex-special forces soldier on a mission into the Iraqi countryside to track down a missing comrade-in-arms. Special forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlotte “Charlie” Fox can never forget the men who put a brutal end to her military career, but a long time ago, she vowed she would not go looking for them. Now she doesn’t have a ...more
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, thriller
There are times in an agent’s life when they become the hunted…

My thanks go out to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance copy of this book. You ladies rock!

Charlotte “Charlie” Fox is a former Special Forces soldier who now works for a protection agency in New York. She has been dispatched to Iraq looking for her boss, Sean Meyer, who has been missing for some time. Charlie’s nightmares are just starting.

Back when she was Special Forces, Charlie
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Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
spoiler alert

ok, so I am totally absorbed in the Charlie Fox series and am like so many hoping for a happy ending and something great and I am not disappointed with the book as it is a great read. Flying from one country to the next, fighting the fight, taking a few hits, and not quite recovered from her last injuries Charlie is at her best. She works her way through all the mysteries and solves all the puzzles. BUT! At the end the readers do not get their Sean back and Parker doesn't step
Karen Cole
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fox Hunter is the twelfth book in Zoe Sharp's series about Charlie Fox, it's also the first I've read but luckily can be read as a standalone.
It's been a little while since I've read an action thriller but what a way to return to the genre! I was gripped by Fox Hunter from the very start. I must admit I was at a slight disadvantage not having read the earlier books but Zoe Sharp cleverly brings new readers up to speed organically through her plot building without having to constantly rehash the
Grace Koshida
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Former British Special forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlie Fox can never forget the four men who raped her and ended her military career. But when one of the men (Clay) working as a private security contractor in Iraq is found brutally tortured to death, Charlie fears that her boss and former lover Sean Meyer may be pursuing a twisted vendetta on her behalf.

Charlie is sent by her New York agency boss Parker Armstrong to find Sean and stop him, by whatever means necessary. At one time Charlie
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017challenge
Now if you’ve seen any of my other reviews, you may have spotted that I’m a bit of a sucker for the old action thriller. I loved reading Tom Clancy when I was younger, and have more recently come to really enjoy getting back into reading books which combine action with a really good story and compelling characters. When I was offered the opportunity to read Fox Hunter, not only the latest in a highly acclaimed series, but featuring a kick-ass female lead to boot I didn’t hesitate. I’d heard auth ...more
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Zoë Sharp spent most of her formative years living aboard a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. She opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve and wrote her first novel at fifteen. She became a freelance photojournalist in 1988 and started writing her Charlie Fox crime thriller series after receiving death-threats in the course of her work.

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