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Chasing the White Lion

(Talia Inger #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  106 reviews
Young CIA officer Talia Inger has reconciled with the man who assassinated her father, but that doesn't mean she wants him hovering over her every move and unearthing the painful past she's trying to put behind her. Still, she'll need him--and the help of his star grifter, Valkyrie--if she hopes to infiltrate the Jungle, the first ever crowdsourced crime syndicate, to resc ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Courtney Clark
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading Chasing the White Lion is more fun than watching an action movie — and I do LOVE action movies! If the crew of Ocean’s 11 were working with Mission: Impossible and the CIA, it might look something like what the globe-trotting Talia Inger and her team accomplish.

More than the high-tech, cybercrime-stopping fun, though, these characters share nerdy humor and a deeper story of purpose. While Talia learns to depend and trust those God has placed in her life as a ragtag “family”, ties between
Amanda Tero
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book two was just as engaging and intriguing as book one--actually, I think I can honestly say that I enjoyed it more than book one. I’m loving these characters! They are all so diverse and yes, entertaining.

Like I said for book one (which you MUST read before this one!), this is an adventure-driven book that takes you all around the world. The situations are surreal, but so cool that I loved each and every point of the plot. I have never read "Hunger Games," but from what little I know about it
Toni Shiloh
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was sooo good! I was glued to it as Mr. Hannibal took us on a journey from Russia, DC, and other locations. I had to know how it would all turn out.

Not to mention his cast of secondary characters (aka the merry band of reformed criminals) are a hoot! Their snark and back-and-forth engagement left me chuckling. But Mr. Hannibal also gets real and shares the importance of Christ and why people accept the gift He so richly offers. I tell you one scene in here relating to this was absolut
Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Clandestine Service series. The adventure of international intrigue and high tech devices continues.

I liked this novel much better than the first one. I sensed an increased emphasis on the spiritual nature of the action. CIA agent Talia Inger becomes aware of child trafficking in Thailand and that drives part of the action. There is also many more references to spiritual life and Christianity in this book, something nearly absent in the first book. I also appreciat
Ashley Johnson
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a fast paced thrill from start to finish! James R. Hannibal has delivered another swift moving Oceans Eleven meets Mission Impossible type novel. I absolutely love the dynamic of this team! The dialogue is witty and smart and the heist was layered and complex. Edge of your seat situations and and surprising twists seemed to frequent the pages, which really keeps the plot racing along. This band of misfits always seems to have the upper hand and I absolutely love that! There were ve ...more
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dear reader,
Upon reading this book, there are a few things I have come to realize. 1.) I love, love, love a con/heist story. I don’t know what that says about me as a person, but they’re seriously a favorite. 2.) I love, love, love Hannibal’s writing and books and I think everyone needs to read them. The reason for this opinion? First off, his characters. From the beginning of the story, I fell in love with ALL the characters (Finn in particular) and at the end of the book, I really didn’t want
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a review.

Chasing The White Lion
By: James R. Hannibal

I loved The Gryphon Heist, so I was thrilled to receive a second book by James R. Hannibal. Talia and company are back in Chasing The White Lion, and they don't disappoint. This ensemble cast are excellent together with their witty dialogue and positive group dynamic. There is an underlying theme of family and faith, the kind of family you
Cara Putman
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book built from an initial boom to a sustained and then page flipping pace. It has an Oceans 11 feel — and a main character that grows on me with each chapter. The faith elements are expertly woven in and the action is intense. The interactions between the team have deepened and I’m interested to see where the series is going. Great ending.
Ruthie Jones
"Just 'cause someone tries to kill you ain't no reason to go mopin' around, drinking high-calorie death coffee."

Chasing the White Lion by James R. Hannibal is the second in the Talia Inger series, with The Gryphon Heist as book one. Both books can feasibly stand alone, but they are connected by characters and events, so reading them in sequence is advisable.

Hannibal has done it again! Chasing the White Lion is a fast-paced thriller that warrants a high-octane rating for its non-stop action and d
Lynn Poppe
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chasing the White Lion is a page turning adventure with the heart of gold.
Family is an underlying theme in this novel. But here, it’s the family that you make that dominates.
“That’s what families do. They catch each other, and they keep going no matter what.”
Talia, Tyler, and the rest of the team are forming deeper bonds with each other. Tyler sends in the team, off-book, to protect Talia on her C.I.A. missions. After the events of the first novel in the series, The Gryphon Heist, Talia is still
Lisa Johnson
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: Chasing the White Lion (Talia Inger #2)
Author: James R. Hannibal
Pages: 384
Year: 2020
Publisher: Revell
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Talia is a CIA agent who is undercover in Russia. She is supposed to meet a contact with valuable information and talents. But what Talia isn’t aware of is that her cover is blown, and she’ll be lucky to make it out in one piece! Some of the characters readers meet in book one, The Gryphon Heist, might be seen in this second installment. When you read it, let me
Natalie Walters
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling hunt that'll have you on the edge of your seats with every turn of the page!

Author James Hannibal delivers an exciting sequel that will delight suspense/thriller fans. CIA officer Talia Inger returns with the dynamic team as they hunt an evil enigma going by the name of White Lion. The action begins on page one and doesn't let up bringing one of the coolest casts of characters into the throes of good versus evil. I enjoyed how Mr. Hannibal weaved moral implications throughout and fou
Libby May
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ah what to say. I loved this one almost as much as The Gryphon Heist. It was well written, a lot of fun to read, and the moral threads that were woven in to question yourself quietly were perfect.
I liked that this one focused a bit more on Finn and Val as main-side characters. I grew to like Val more than I had in the first book, which I think was the point.
Finn was... still a mystery. I felt like you were meant to get to know him better through this book, but he was still such a puzzle. You ge
Lorilei Gonzales
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't like to read the synopsis or blurb before I review a book because I don't want them to color my opinions at all. So when I picked up this copy of Chasing the White Lion by James R. Hannibal I immediately thought, "Ah, a thriller." What tipped me off? The first thing was the font choice with distress on the stark white letters. The second thing was the city backdrop with glowing red lights that takes up the bottom third of the cover. And lastly, the lion emblem that is sort of cloaked in ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an unforgettable journey with Talia and her gang along with the many twists and turns that Hannibal has taken us through. Just fantastic!
This is my first book by him and I was not disappointed! I was captivated from beginning to end and I was imagining myself in Talia's place! I think I will need to go back and reread the first book in the series though just so I can get caught up on who is who. I'm pretty sure that you can read this as a stand a lone but for me, I'm going to read the f
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As I was reading Chasing the White Lion, I kept hearing the theme from the movie Mission Impossible playing in my head. That should give you a clue as to what you’ll find between the covers of this exciting book!

The author wastes no time in getting the reader hooked. There’s a double-agent in a position of power in the CIA who heads a global crime syndicate, but to make matters worse, now the payload consists of innocent children.

This is a powerful storyline! The use of children immediately inv
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this read! I’m not big on Star Wars or Star Trek, but this author keeps it real enough to make it plausible and entertaining. All characters and places is not a dystopian or other world book, I’m not a fan of those.

I really like the suspense in the book. It’s a bit different than some as the guilt party at the end isn’t a huge surprise. The reader, however, is kept guessing throughout the book about so many subplots and the plot itself.

I really think my favorite p
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
"Think of it this way. The desire to protect you has brought a band of thieves into a church to meet Jesus. God is at work."

Really? . . but of course, CIA case officer Talia Inger is determined to meet one very important deadline with a semblance of normalcy; her baptism, a public profession of her newfound faith. How unfortunate that someone, possibly a fellow agent, is trying to kill her; a hard piece of evidence to ignore, . . . thus Talia's own team of "bodyguards" have reassembled
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I can’t put into words the level of excitement I had when I saw that the second installment in the Talia Inger series was up for review. I enjoyed reading the first novel, The Gryphon Heist, and was eager to read more about Talia and the team. There were so many questions left unanswered in The Gryphon Heist (at least for me), and I hoped that Chasing The White Lion would answer them.

In many ways, it did answer those questions (Archangel, for one). In some ways, I’m still confused! 😉

Thriller. Su
Mar 25, 2020 rated it liked it
The second book in the intriguing series about Talia.

I found this one to be just as good if not better than the first.

I'm  pretty sure I've said this before, but I just love suspense, mystery, intrigue, all of that...and therefore, stories involving CIA are right up my alley.

Talia is a fun CIA agent. I like how the author incorporates humor into the story. (sometimes maybe a bit too much, but that's just my personal opinion...)

Part of the storyline, the part where Talia is trying to figure out w
Kelly Bridgewater
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Suspense is a great way to spend a couple of hours. With James R. Hannibal's second novel in the Talia Inger's series, Chasing the White Lion, Hannibal definitely delivers. With fast chasing across the globe to hunt for missing children, Talia and her troop of misfits sweep up the mischief and mayhem. With the first novel, The Gryphon Heist, I really loved how he crafted together the least likely bunch of criminals to create a family who seeks for justice. Hannibal throws in a little bit of spir ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Remember Peter on the water, how Christ lifted him out of the waves. Trust. Faith. We weren’t created to go it alone in this world.”

Chasing the White Lion is book #2 in the Talia Inger series. I didn’t know that when I started to read this. Even though it works well as a standalone, looking back, I would have loved to read the first one before I started this.

If you like action stories, this book has one exciting scene after another. The settings were described so well I could visualize them in
Hallie Szott
Mar 24, 2020 marked it as reviewed
It’s more action-packed, thrilling fun with Talia Inger and her team in Chasing the White Lion, and I loved it.

Evil is at work, and Talia has a responsibility to stop it. Of course, that is so much easier said than done. as this mission takes her in dangerous directions. She must rely on truth and trust, even as pain from her past makes it all the harder.

James R. Hannibal crafts an enticing story in this second Talia Inger book. I enjoyed catching up with his recurring characters, seeing new dep
Maureen Timerman
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Wow! Love how the mind of this author works, you sure will never see coming all that unfolds in this read. It all seems so real like you’re watching the news or reading on the internet. Maybe this has played out and we are now hearing about it, that is how real this feels.
Now, this is the second book in this series, and yes, I have read the first, but I think this could be read alone, there are several references to the first, but you will be hooked and desire to see what you have missed!
I reall
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This may be the second book in this series but my first time reading a book from Mr. Hannibal. I had no issues jumping right into this series. This book can be read as a stand alone novel.

If you are a fan of action packed thrillers or espionage books like Chris Pavone then you are in for a treat. From the first page to the last page, there was none stop action. If I was to compare this book to a movie, it would be like Mission Impossible or Jason Bourne.

I really enjoyed the fact that this book
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers, faith
A spy thriller with a dose of humor and Compassion
I enjoyed this second installment in the Talia Inger series even more than the first one. I like the unusual mix of eccentric characters that make up Tyler's team of team of thieves-turned-to-good-deeds. Their differences and backstories keep things interesting.
The plot has all the twists, danger, and clever ploys you'd expect in a thriller but the overall tone is not as gritty or depressing as some thrillers. Even when dealing with a heavy subj
Rachel DeVaughn
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lots of action and suspense from beginning to end! This story is book 2 of the Talia Inger Book Series but can be read as a stand alone novel. On the edge of my seat the entire time with interesting characters, explosive action, thrilling chases; although somewhat complicated. This story does involve human trafficking which may be too much for some readers.

Overall, I enjoyed the action and story line and recommend it to anyone who has read his books in the past. I received a copy of this book c
Sarah Monzon
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
High-stakes global adventure with a cast of characters fit for the big screen. A high-tech, James Bond feel with a faith message unique in its telling. You won’t be bored for one minute of this fast-paced page turner.
Merie Shen
3.5 stars-- a fun and engaging read!

I don't know how I came to this conclusion, but when I first started this book I thought it was supposed to be a romance thriller/suspense type of story. (I also had no idea it was the second book in a series.) Thus, I didn't begin with very high expectations.

I was very glad to cross that worry off my list when I continued reading, however, because it turns out this IS the second book of a series, and that first book explains a lot. The good thing is that I wa
Kristine Hall
AUDIO BOOK / PRINT COMBO REVIEW. Confession. I started CHASING THE WHITE LION as an eBook, then decided I had to have it in print, and then, because I couldn’t stand to stop reading, I got it on audio so I could listen while work (that ol’ chestnut) required my attention. This wasn’t a leap of faith. After listening to the THE GRYPHON HEIST, book one in the Talia Inger Series, and then reading just the first chapter of CHASING THE WHITE LION, I knew that I was in for an action-packed thrill fest ...more
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James R. Hannibal is the author of the award-winning Section 13 Mystery/fantasy series from Simon and Schuster Young Readers and the Thriller Award nominated Nick Baron series from Berkley Books. As a former stealth bomber pilot and drone pilot James is no stranger to action or secrets. He has been shot at, locked up by a surface to air missile system, and aided the capture of High Value Targets.

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