All the Devils (Livia Lone #4)

All the Devils (Livia Lone #4) A Search For A Pair Of Serial Rapists Leads Livia Lone Down The Darkest And Most Dangerous Trail Of Her Life Ten Years Ago, The Daughter Of Homeland Security Investigations Agent B D Little Vanished Into Thin Air So Did Seven Other Girls The Crimes All Bearing The Same Signature Characteristics.Now The Disappearances Have Begun Again And Agent Little S Efforts To Investigate Are Being Blocked By Forces Far Above His Pay Grade Desperate, He Turns To Seattle Sex Crimes Detective Livia Lone, The Most Obsessive Hunter Of Predators Little Knows.Livia Will Need That Obsessiveness, And A Lot Because The Two Men Little Is Pursuing Are Fearsome. When a new book in this series pops up, there are a couple of things you can safely assume First, Eisler will deliver a wild ride full of action, suspense characters you ll love to hate Second, Livia Lone is still a kickass She survived being trafficked as a young girl but her sister didn t Now a detective with the Seattle PD Sex Crimes unit, she s on a mission to make predators pay Dearly B D Little is an investigator with Homeland Security knows the pain that comes with a missing child Ten years ago his daughter disappeared Using his formidable resources, he searched endlessly but all he found were similar cases Then they stopped Now a young girl has disappeared under familiar circumstances It may be B.D s last chance to find the perpetrator get answers And he knows who to call for help an old acquaintance who s just as obsessive about getting justice for these kids.Livia is still dealing with the fallout from her last little adventure The Killer Collective trying to keep her head down at work But B.D s story strikes a chord Livia would love nothing than to catch those responsible She sees a couple of immediate problems For some reason B.D s boss is blocking the investigation he s sure he s being watched And while she understands the need for answers, Livia is worried B.D is too emotionally involved Desperate men make mistakes she really can t afford to attract any attention.Right from the start there s an interesting dynamic as the 2 MC s have history They ve worked together before although it s always been an uneasy alliance at best B.D has helped Livia in the past but he a also manipulated her for his own gain With so much at stake, she has to wonder if he s willing to throw her to the wolves to find his daughter In alternate chapters, we meet those wolves and when it comes to creep factor, they re off the charts Not only do we hear their horrifying plans but also realize just what Livia B.D are up against Holy Cats, find a comfie reading spot because you won t be moving for a few hours It s a fast paced thriller with plenty of action forks in the road The MC s provide the heart soul that will have you cheering them on while you hiss at at a slew of bad guys pro tip if your nickname is Snake you re probably not known for your cuddly side Just sayin The author does a a great job of providing enough info to make us cringe without resorting to graphic details And if you think all the cool tech toys are science fiction, peruse the notes links provided at the end Downright scary.Livia is a complex charismatic woman Intelligent highly skilled, she continues to battle the emotional scars from her past Her character has been slowly evolving over the course of the series she s taking baby steps toward normal relationships Enough background is given for this to be read as a stand alone but as with all series, you ll get from it if you ve read previous books Kudos to those responsible for the cover art I think even Snake would agree it s gorgeous. Book 4 of Eisler s Livia Lone series finds the Seattle PD sex crimes detective searching for a gruesome pair of rapists Livia has been approached by Homeland Security Investigations agent B.D Little whose daughter mysteriously vanished ten years ago Little has been obsessed with finding out what happened to his daughter ever since and he now thinks he s stumbled across a pattern of disappearances that might just throw some light on his daughter s fate But he needs Livia s help.Livia however is under the microscope at work her Chief of Police has suspicions concerning previous activity she s been involved in, during which a number of unidentified man were killed, and she s made it clear that she s not happy about the lack of clarity Livia has provided concerning her involvement in these deaths Time to fly under the radar for a while Except Livia becomes drawn into Little s story and agrees to help him But events quickly escalate and soon she s neck deep in trouble but also convinced that there s some merit in Little s theory How can she possibly square the circle on this unholy mess In previous episodes we ve learned how Livia was sold to traffickers by her Thai parents along with her younger sister, Nason Finding themselves stranded in America, having been physically and mentally abused along the way by who took them away from their homeland, the sisters became separated What happened from this point shaped Livia into the determined, vengeful person she now is Her job offers her the perfect way of hunting down the type of people who prey on young women, but sometimes the sentences handed down by the judiciary just aren t sufficient to satisfy her desire to see these people properly punished So Livia goes off the books too, meting out her own form of retribution.Eisler has created a link with the John Rain books that preceded the Livia Lone series and from time to time characters I ve met before turn up This works well, I think, as it feels like something of a continuation of the Rain books, except that Livia is a very different person who does thing in her own way In essence, it s allowed fans of Rain like me to continue to enjoy the pace and excitement of Eisler s earlier work but with an extended cast and with the lens pointed in a slightly different direction In Livia, the author has created a complex but believable character who displays a mix of compassion and ruthlessness I cant wait to read her next adventure.These books are superbly researched and as in the notes appended to my copy of this book Eisler often provides links and additional information to support the authenticity of place settings, featured technology and combat techniques included in his text I believe that it s his focus on these elements of detail that set him aside from other writers in this genre.Another brilliant offering My sincere thanks to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the Devils is the fourth book in the Livia Lone series about a Seattle Detective with an unusual past, which is now firmly on my favourites list.While you could read this as a stand alone, I strongly recommend starting at the beginning for the full impact, not only of Livia s history and evolving character arc, but also for all the cameos to make sense This one is probably the best yet Set a few weeks after The Killer Collective, Livia is back at work and trying to keep a low profile to appease Chief Best, who is rightly suspicious of her, so the last thing she needs is renegade Homeland Security Investigator BD Little asking for her help on another covert mission Obsessed by the disappearance of his teenage daughter ten years earlier, he has been tracking similar cases and realises that after a seven year gap, they have started up again We learn that the killers are two former Special Forces soldiers, one an ex convict called Snake, and Boomer, now a congressman, and the son of the Vice President who will do anything to cover up his son s indiscretions How will Livia stop these evil predators with all the forces ranged against her With a little help from her friendsThis was another fast paced violent, but not gratuitous, action thriller, from an author whose background as a CIA spy and meticulous research evidenced by the references and links in the afterword guarantee a scarily compulsive read I adore bad ass female heroines, and Livia s background as the victim of child sex trafficking from Thailand makes her a fascinating protagonist The fight scenes are superbly described but so is her deductive reasoning as she pieces together the clues to identify and go after the devils The ending was brilliant with the reappearance of one of my favourite Eisler characters Hopefully this is not the end of Livia s adventures though I ve read all four of the series plus a novella within a couple of months and definitely plan to read the Rain series too For fellow fans looking for similar series, I highly recommend the Huntress series by Alexandra Sokoloff which has similar themes and an equally intriguing heroine.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc which allowed me to give an honest review All the Devils is available now. Justice was her vehicle, but hate was the fuel it ran on Well, drat That was over WAY too soon And I m up past my bedtime I ve been absolutely unable to do anything else ever since I hit the 70% mark Could Not Put This Book Down.Even brought me to tears at the end I m officially calling it Livia Lone is the new Lisbeth Salander a splash of Dexter , and she is AEONS better than the last installment s of the Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz Livia wasn t remotely na ve enough to believe powerful men were incapable of such crimes If anything, she believed they were especially disposed to them.Barry Eisler has hit a home run with the Livia Lone series and I m so bummed that this might be the last one at least I haven t seen anything online about a possible book 5 One can always hope.This book stretches the plausibility meter at times, but what good book doesn t It was still an exceptional page turner, and my only minor hang up is that I wanted Dox At least he was in it a little.BARRY MOAR LIVIA DOX PLEASE If you have not read the Liva Lone series START NOW Note I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I think that this book has been the best in the series yet It was fast, action packed, thrilling and fun read It was highly engaging and I finished the entire book in a single sitting This book was of a thriller than a mystery, and still it was intriguing enough to keep me on the edge of my seat The book is exceptionally written and highly enjoyable It was interesting, real and thrilling What I really liked about this book, specifically this book in the series, was Livia Lone Livia was at her best in this book While the earlier installments in this series read like report, this book had feeling Livia was portrayed as human and than a broken woman full of anger and hate She has grown as a character, and I enjoyed the book far because of her.I usually don t enjoy multiple points of view, especially those of the bad guys But in this book, Barry Eisler makes it work They gave me another perspective and went well with the flow of the story In conclusion, I would recommend this book to all those who enjoy crime shows and books. A hard hitting, fast action, suspense thriller The main character is not a woman you want to mess with, she is strong, trained and intelligent When she is thrown into a situation that does not have a backdoor clause her only way out is to go straight through the middle Unfortunately, the pieces on the opposite side of the chess board are all Kings and Knights Good story, great characters and a suspenseful buddy read with my reading partner Mary Beth. Eight girls vanished One of which was the daughter of Homeland Security Investigations Agent Each crime bearing the same evidence.Livia Lone has been brought on for this case to search out and find this grueling predator.Revenge is the rule Money and power is the game Protect at all costs is the end result Break the case wide open and you may subsequently ruin a career for lifeSadists, rapists, and dare I say the Congressman s scion of the Vice President of the United States are all feeling above the law.Perhaps now is the time to bring them all down My review of ALL THE DEVILS can be found at High Fever Books.Livia Lone returns in All the Devils for her fourth grueling investigation, and third series proper novel, after The Killer Collective saw her joining forces with Barry Eisler s other series character, John Rain And it just might be her biggest and most challenging case to date after Homeland Security agent B.D Little finds new information surrounding his daughter s disappearance that compels Livia to investigate.Congressman Bradley Boomer Kane III is up for reelection when Snake, his old buddy from their Special Forces days, makes his way out of Leavenworth The two reunite so that Snake can help Boomer deal with some pesky rape allegations being made by Kane s old high school classmates, and reignite the bonds they forged in Iraq Both men are serial rapists and the seven women they ve disappeared all share a common signature, a fact that draws Livia into their orbit while hunting for Little s missing daughter Complicating things even further is Kane s father, the vice president of the United States, who is seeking to protect his own political career while saving Boomer from himself, by any means necessary.Eisler, as usual, does a terrific job establishing credible and multifaceted threats and situations brimming with tension It makes All the Devils a high strung, pressure cooker read, one that grows increasingly tense the Livia is backed into a corner And fans of this series will know damn well that Livia is not the type of woman you want to back into a corner She s as complex, fierce, determined, and motivated as ever here, not to mention tough as hell In addition to facing increasing scrutiny from the Seattle PD s top brass over some unanswered questions from her involvement in The Killer Collective, Livia is forced to contend with an array of threats from a number of different directions, each seeking to take her down in their own various ways, either politically or through direct use of force Thanks to her history and psychological make up, there are times, too, where Livia may be her own greatest adversary All this makes for a complex and very timely story given the recent Jeffrey Epstein news and the MeToo movement interestingly, Livia was first introduced in 2016, nearly a full year before the hashtag s popularity grew into a global phenomenon to speak out against and raise awareness of the prevalence of rape and sexual harassment and assault , but Eisler has a knack for delivering the plot in a straight forward, easy to follow way There s a good amount of moving pieces here, and a good number of thriller layers, but it s never overly complicated All the Devils, though, does rely pretty heavily on being familiar with Livia s past exploits, particularly Eisler s series crossover novel The Killer Collective Eisler brings readers up to speed capably, explaining the backstory for new readers, but you ll have an easier time with it all if you re at least familiar with his last release from earlier this year All the Devils also closes the loop on several story threads introduced over the course of the last two Livia Lone novels, Livia Lone and The Night Trade.Emotionally, Livia s a tough nut to crack, and for good reason The author s exploration of her as both a killer, a cop, and a brutally damaged survivor is ridiculously compelling stuff Eisler does a wonderful job exploring the human condition of this fractured soul and her attempts at not only making peace with herself, but with her attempts to heal and find her place in the world as something other than a revenge driven killer There s a purpose to her mission, and even as she leaves a trail of bodies in her wake, it s honestly touching to see her realize she s not alone She s a vital heroine, particularly given the times we live in and, frankly, I wish there were like her out there.All the Devils offers up plenty of closure for fans who have stuck with this trilogy, and opens up some possible new avenues for Eisler to explore in future novels, should we be lucky enough to encounter Livia again There s still plenty devils out there for Livia to contend with in her own special ways, and I m keeping my fingers crossed this is not the last time we see her Note I received an advance readers copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley. This is the first time that i have read any books by Barry Eisler and therefore hadn t read the previous three books in the Livia Lone series I really do recommend that you read the previous books first, as this book in my opinion, doesn t work too well as a stand alone and can be a little confusing Nonetheless, i did enjoy and hope to read the previous books soon My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy. A solid read in the Lone series Salton Sea figures prominently in the storyline Interestingly enough we live an hour from the Salton Sea, our step dad and step brother have homes there avid motorcycle community wide open deserts to ride Been there many times.