A Killer’s Game, Isabella Maldonado

A Killer’s Game opening line: FBI Special Agent Daniela Vega assessed her environment and calculated her chances.

A Killer's Game

My blurb:

Retired Army Ranger Dani Vega will need all of her special training to get out of the maze she is in. A simple undercover assignment has turned deadly, and she has to make the choice between doing what she swore to do, or saving her life. Will this real life computer game be rigged against her? And will she be found in time?

A Killer’s Game

An FBI agent with a background in cryptography. A brilliant game maker bent on revenge. A deadly battle of wits and wills.

FBI agent and former military codebreaker Daniela “Dani” Vega witnesses a murder on a Manhattan sidewalk. The victim is chief of staff for a powerful New York senator. The assassin turned informant is Gustavo Toro. His code: hit the target and don’t ask questions. When Dani suspects a complex conspiracy, the only way to take down the mastermind is from the inside, forcing her to partner with Toro. Together they must infiltrate the inner circle at a remote facility.

Except it’s a trap. For all of them. Locked in a subterranean labyrinth and held captive by an unseen host, Dani, Toro, and others must fight for their lives. Now Dani must stay undercover, unravel a bizarre conspiracy, and survive lethal puzzles. But will Toro be friend or foe? Because in this killer’s game, everything is real: the paranoia, the desperation, and the body count. And only one person can make it out alive.

My verdict:

I love mental puzzles, and can do them if I have time to think. In this fast paced novel, Dani does not have that luxury. I thought this was a really good read and can highly recommend this novel.

About the author:

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before turning to crime writing. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina to attain the rank of captain in the Fairfax County Police Department just outside DC, she retired as the Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics. During more than two decades on the force, her assignments included hostage negotiator, department spokesperson, and precinct commander. She uses her law enforcement background to bring a realistic edge to her writing, which includes the bestselling FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera series (soon to be a Netflix feature film starring Jennifer Lopez), the award-winning Detective Veranda Cruz series, and the FBI Agent Daniela Vega series. Her books have been translated into 22 languages.

Publishing information:

ISBN: 9781662507823

Beata Garrett of Wunderkind PR sent me this novel to review.

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6 thoughts on “A Killer’s Game, Isabella Maldonado

  1. A totally new author to me and I had not sighted the book. I absolutely love thrillers, especially political ones . . . but the last few years have brought so many unwanted thrills I have found but little time to indulge on those on handheld pages !!!

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