Before the bestselling Sabel Security series, Pia Sabel took over dad s company Ever wonder how that happened Sabel Origins 1 chronicles Pia s foray into the business Sabel Origins 2 details Jacob s first adventure with Pia back when he was still on his meds Until a few weeks ago, Pia Sabel was an international soccer star But now she s taken the helm of her billionaire father s private security company, and she s playing against a whole new set of opponents the kind who shoot to kill On her first day on the job, Pia s client is assassinated in front of her There s no time for training, so Pia must trust her instincts and athletic skills to unravel the complicated maze of money laundering and piracy that will take her from Swiss mansions to the jungles of Cameroon Her battle hardened employees suspect she s just a spoiled rich girl with a mean corner kick But Pia s got some unexpected moves of her own Will they be enough to bring her team through its mission Praise for Seeley James A fine thriller with intriguing locations, intricate plot twists and a complex heroine Kirkus Reviews I loved the character of Pia Sabel there s a girl Charlie Fox would team up with any day Zoe Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox novels Seeley James has created a protagonist that is strong and yet conflicted PJReviewofBooks.com I fell in love with the characters and can t get enough of them I felt every ounce of rage and desperation CarolAnn Review An excellent fast moving action thriller Eric Crown, Founder of F500 company, Insight Enterprises Once I started reading, it was hard to put down Can t wait for the next adventure Robert Manning, PTSD sufferer Jacob Stearne and his mythical Roman god Mercury take the reader on a fierce, unforgettable adventure Bill K Yucatan Review Interview with Seeley James from DigiWriting.com DW Do readers really compare Pia and Jacob to other literary heroes and heroines SJ I ve heard Pia Sabel compared to Jack Reacher many times because she s a straight forward, no nonsense heroine who beats the crap out of people Recently, I ve heard Jacob Stearne in the same breath as Stephanie Plum because of his whacky lifestyle and romantic problems It s appropriate because he s our comic relief character DW What is your favorite book of all time How has it influenced you and your writing I don t have just one One Shot by Lee Child, because it has such an intricate set of clues, ranks right up there with First Drop by Zoe Sharp, because she nailed the teenagers with incredible insight and humor DW Did you always want to be a writer or did you fall into the profession I was nineteen and single when I adopted a three year old girl and raised her More about that on my site, Kids need a lot of money and attention, so I worked in the upwardly mobile tech industry Later in life, my career afforded me the ability to take a huge risk DW Which authors have had a profound impact on your writing SJ Gillian Flynn because she thinks way outside the Agatha Christie formula Janet Evanovich because her books are just plain fun J D Robb aka Nora Roberts has some phenomenal writing techniques Daniel Silva, Harlan Coben, Russell Blake, John Sandford, James Rollins, A G Riddle, Lance Charnes, the list just goes on and on...
|Title||:||The Geneva Decision: Pia Sabel #1 (Sabel Origins)|
|Publisher||:||Seeley James 1 edition February 21, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||762 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Geneva Decision: Pia Sabel #1 (Sabel Origins) Reviews
I see other reviewers have done a good job characterizing the book, leaving little for me to do but briefly summarize those elements with which I agree. On the scale of reality for modern private- eyes, with the creations of Sue Grafton pretty much at the more reality oriented and all those beautiful, sexy, martial arts trained, out-shoot and out-gun any living man (yet with genius level intelligence and degrees in nuclear physics from MIT and a Chair in the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton) at the fantasy oriented, I would put Pia, this book's heroine, definitely on the fantasy side of center but not all the way to that end of the scale. Nothing illegitimate about that choice of the author, who surely has the right to write the novel he wants not what you or I might prefer. The point is to forewarn the potential reader that this is a completely action-oriented thriller and not a thoughtful probing of character and situation nor a Toby Peters PI who is as likely to take a beating any time he gets involved with a suspect (or his older brother) than to whack the living daylights out of him.
Average for this genre. IT is the type of book that I enjoy, but this author seems to be searching for his "voice" very good in parts, very amateurish in others. I am hoping that the author does find his voice, and find it soon. Seems like it could be a really good series. The main character, Pia, is shallow and not "fleshed out" she should be made more REAL, more human so to speak. She's written as a caricature as much as anything. I would have thought that after three novels, she'd be more fully developed. Some actors have a crush on her, but her sexuality has not been made clear. Many other similar points remain unclear or not described at all.
First thing; I liked this book! That said, it was a stretch to think that a world cup soccer player would have the "secret agent" type skills that the author attributes to Pia, and he does this throughout the book. That said I enjoyed the character development of all the major characters, I'm a character reader, I get into what makes them tick, who and what they are. James demonstrated a nice toucj with the soccer background & then having a soccer scene in the story. He lays the background for further books with back story about Pia's parents... Oops, no spoilers here, read the book, enjoy the book as I have.
Good story, if a little over the top with Pia Sabel, an award winning soccer player, diving head and feet first into an elaborate plot involving multiple countries, piracy, assassins. Not much is told of Ms. Sabel's past, so some of it is confusing. Who is Alan? She calls him Dad, however...
I like a good story with a strong female lead. This book delivers that and more. Exciting, non-stop action with a mystery to solve. I hope that In future books the others - Pia, Major and the rest of the team are fleshed out a little bit more. But I'm hooked on his series.
The first Pia Sable mystery/suspense/adventure kept me guessing from beginning to end. It is well written and edited with characters you love and cheer for, and others you love to hate. Some were so well disguised as good that it was shocking to find out they were not only bad, but the worst in that they betrayed the trust of their team mates. This was the book that got me hooded on the series, I devoured them all. I wish I could keep reading, but the book ends.
First time I've ever read a book with a young female soccer player for a lead, and it was very enjoyable. Solid mystery, I had the end game partially wrong. By the end, I kept hearing Chris Pine's James T. Kirk yelling "stop that!" quite frequently. (Read the book and you'll get it. :D)
This was the first book I have read by Seeley James and I have to say I enjoyed book very much. Lots of action by Pia and she had a lot of courage I liked that she fought with her hands and used darts instead of bullets. I would recommend to friends and others to read.