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Chasing Vengeance

(The Trinity Missions #1)

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Never reveal your secrets...

Trinity, an intelligence organization known only through whispers, specializes in covert action. Heading up this modern-day operation is founder Gerry Strakner and his team of skilled misfits. The key to staying alive lies within their code: never divulge your greatest fears or darkest secrets. But sometimes the past refuses to stay buried…

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Published March 22nd 2018 by BHC Press/Open Window (first published May 28th 2016)
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"Avonna
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chasing Vengeance (The Trinity Missions #1) is an espionage thriller with a kick-butt female lead that has action, adventure and intrigue. This is a fast paced read from start to finish that is very hard to put down.

Trinity is the international intelligence organization countries and individuals go to for covert problem solving. Run by founder Gerry Strakner an old world ex-CIA agent with his personally picked agents. One of these agents is Caria and she is his favorite. Caria was highly trained
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John Winston
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, what to say about this book. First of all, the easiest answer is, this is about as good as it gets. I was constantly amazed each time I turned a page. There was no let up, the story got better and better. The last three chapters were nothing short of phenomenal. 29 had me on edge, 30 opened my eyes, and 31 was perfect closure … almost. I forgot about the prologue, but you won’t.

Let me start with the banging beginning. We meet our protagonist, Caria (I love her) in the opening pages, but n
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Kiri Fiona
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My first action/thriller read in over a year - well worth breaking with tradition!

What I loved:
- Caria kicks ass. She is bold, tough, intelligent, passionate... all good things I love to see in a female lead.
- I really enjoy the author's way with words. The depth of her descriptions is poetic, precise, and this book never feels like I'm reading filler.
If she possessed none of that, she should at least be the kind of woman with both a personality and face that could make any man question his better jud
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Janeandjerry
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was sent to me from the author in exchange for an honest review even though it took me longer than it should had to get it finished I was finally able to finish it earlier this evening. I want to thank DREA DAMARA for being so patient with me while we were dealing with the ending days of DADDY'S life. Thank you for everything especially your encouraging words and prayers to help get me through this and for pushing me like you did....
I liked this book especially with the characters towa
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Denise
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-book-goal
** I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

What a ride! 'Chasing Vengeance' completely blew me away. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The storyline was full of action, thrilling scenarios, suspense and deceit. The characters were awesome. Caria made the best kick-ass lead. She was smart, lethal, sarcastic, quick witted and a great asset to have on your side. Gerry was direct and had a deviant side when needed. Jancy is the 'a
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Sarah McVay
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to @voraciousreadersonly for introducing me to such an awesome author! @dreadamara killed it with her debut Trinity Missions novel, Chasing Vengeance! The reader is introduced to Gerry Strakner, an ex operative turned “behind the scenes/ dirty work” finisher to some of the biggest names in the internationally political playing field. He doesn’t do it alone; one of his top agents, Caria, takes on every assignment that is thrown her way. While on the current mission, Caria finds herself ...more
Sabrina
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a complimentary copy from Voracious Readers Only. That being said - it caught my attention from the very first line right up until the end. I found the book well written and the characters are well thought out. Fans of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and John Clark as well as Lee Childs Jack Reacher should enjoy getting to know Gerry and Caria. I know I did. ...more
Drea Damara
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Drea Damara's heroes are old-school espionage agents, used to living lonely lives with few attachments. I grew up reading John LeCarre's works and found much of the same spirit that attracted me to LeCarre in this work. Damara doesn't skimp on the details such as when Caria sets a little pile of ice shards in her sniper nest. Sucking on the ice would keep her breath from fogging and betraying her position to an alert opponent. This is not just a story
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Sam
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drea Damara's second book was everything I wanted in a book. I'm still trying to finish her first book, and I was really looking forward to it because it involved a bookstore and magical books, but I feel like Chasing Vengeance is the book that truly highlights Damara's background and her skill. I absolutely loved the complexity of the characters and the action and intrigue. Espionage books are amazing, and I am so incredibly glad that I read this book.

**I should mention that I received an eARC
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Emily
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, action
**I received a digital ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Chasing Vengeance follows military veteran turned extra-judicial secret agent, Caria, as she takes on a gang of arms dealers to try to stop them from releasing a deadly biological weapon. When she gets into trouble, Caria's employer Gerry at the Trinity agency calls on Ivan Skavinsk to infiltrate the gang and help her. Both Caria and Skavinsk have dark pasts and scores to settle.

Damara is a very gifted and skilled writ
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G
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first foray into reading this author and i certainly do not regret it. This book weaves a thrilling story that carries you along for the ride. Secrets, Russians, Spies it's all in here. Our female protagonist Caria was certainly interesting. She is the female i dream of being. Tough, fast and fearless, our girl goes on a mission that sees her jumping countries to get back a dangerous drug that is in the hands of a very bad man. When her handler office gets blown to bits she is on her ...more
Gail
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this excellent book last night . I was giving a complimentary copy by the author because of my association with : Voracious Readers Only . Thank you to both parties. I give this book a definite 5/5 stars. Loved the characters Gerry, Caria and the Russian . Truly believable . Page turner trying to get to end of book yet ... not wanting it to end . Great read!
Renee
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book through the goodreads giveaways a while back, but unfortunately I've only managed to finish it now.
It was an interesting read, especially since I don't really read espionage stories, so it was nice to have a look into the genre.
I found the book quite good, but also lacking here and there. But lets start with the positives.
The storytelling is very good and keeps the plot rolling, the flashbacks and episodes of a more personal nature nicely add to the action. The characters a
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Stacey
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: espionage
I told this author this would be my next read. The story line was good, although it took a few chapters to capture me which is why I gave it 3 stars. It is "action packed" including great characters with unexpected personalities that truly hit the mark when their emotions were portrayed and with detail. I appreciated the vulnerabilities and cockiness shown throughout the story. Caria is one smart- no nonsense female with a sarcastic wit. Gerry is not what I expected, I will say no more due to gi ...more
Pam
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
A heart-throbbing beginning, continual intense conflict and resolution, and a cast of characters with lives intriguingly inner-twined make Chasing Vengeance an enjoyable espionage thriller. Caria is a femme hero who does justice to her very dangerous job with amazing physical and mental capabilities. Her hero’s journey is interrupted with an encounter that turns to love. At first I didn’t like the human emotion entering this exciting story, but in retrospect, love makes Caria more real. I was a ...more
DLV
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a Complimentary Copy of this book from Voracious Readers Only.
I Enjoyed this book!!
It was unique.
It had some Great plot twists which made this page turner!!
Caria was likeable!!
Ivan’s revelation made him likeable too!
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Drea Damara was born and raised on a farm in North Central Illinois. She spent her youth working in the fields, taking care of the family's livestock, and going on adventures in the woods with her three sisters. With a family of seven (including Drea's parents and her invalid grandmother) in an old farmhouse with no air conditioning, one bathroom (and an outhouse), and one television, Drea spent m ...more

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