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Book Title: Corporate Citizen by Gabriel Valjan
Category: Adult Fiction, pages
Genre: Thriller / suspense
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Published: Oct 5, 2016
Available in: Print, ebook (mobi for Kindle)
Will send books: USA & Canada
Tour dates: Oct 3 to Dec 9, 2016
Content Rating: PG-13 + M
A phone call for help.
A mysterious new ally.
Murder, designer drugs, and a hacker who doesn't take ‘No’ for an answer.
‘On a break’ from Dante after the tragedy in Naples, the former Rendition analyst Alabaster Black/Bianca Nerini is back in Boston, trying to solve the murder of a call girl. The murder appears to be connected to designer drugs, a horrifying deal between a covert U.S. organization and a Russian real estate mogul. However, there’s a power shift within Rendition that would put a brilliant but unscrupulous figure called Magician in charge.
Bianca finds help from a new friend, someone who has suffered more than enough trauma to understand hers. But is he to be trusted, or is he a tool for Rendition? A battle will redefine the past for everyone and create a new uncertain future.
A breathtakingly fast-paced fifth installment in the Roma Series, Corporate Citizen will start a new chapter for those who mange to survive the Magician’s spell.
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You are welcome to also sign up to read the first four books in the series. Just choose this option on the sign-up form. All the books are stand-alone novels.
ROMA, UNDERGROUND (Book #1)
An impossibly smart forensic accountant.
An amateur archaeologist.
Stolen Italian beauty that brings them together.
All former analyst Alabaster Black wanted was to run away from her employer, a covert U.S. organization called Rendition, and immerse herself in the beauty and wondrous culture of Rome, Italy. But when she meets a handsome investigator and passionate amateur archaeologist, Dante, and learns that he is looking for thieves of priceless Italian artifacts, she can’t resist. She has to help.
With the assistance of Roma Underground – Dante’s band of friends and colleagues dedicated to mapping the city beneath Rome – the trap is set. However, they’re up against men who are far from common criminals: they’re the proof that Alabaster’s past isn’t going to stay secret, and even her new love and the strong bonds of friendship in Rome may not be enough.
Action-packed, filled with mystery, romance, friendships, and rich Italian flavors, Roma, Underground will keep you reading well into the night, until you read the last sentence – and grab the next book in the Roma Series.
“A provocative thriller with a riveting and surprising plot.”
—M.J. Rose, International bestseller
“...the strong, captivating heroine and an allure of conspiracy and organized crime make this novel an undoubted success.”
—Kirkus Book Reviews
“Conspiracy, double identities, car chases and espionage, all against the backdrop of magical Rome, with its great food and marvelous art history, make this an entertaining, intriguing read.”
—Blogcritics Book Reviews in Brief
WASP’S NEST (Book #2)
A new case from her old employer.
A contract on her head.
A scientific breakthrough that could save countless lives... If she can save the genius first.
The last thing that former Rendition analyst Alabaster Black, now Bianca Nerini, wanted to do was to leave Italy, and return to the U.S. to investigate a case, but she couldn’t turn down the request for assistance from her online contact – code name: Loki – who already helped her so much. She returns to the U.S. to investigate Cyril Sargent and Nasonia Pharmaceutical. However, when she realizes the implications of wasp genetics as a far superior cancer treatment, she knows she must help Sargent and protect his research from falling into the wrong hands.
Even a brilliant analyst like Bianca can’t accomplish everything on her own, though. Her friends from Roma Underground soon join her in Boston to try and stop an assassin, a cold-blooded murderer who will stop at nothing to fulfill the contract on her head...An assassin who has already caused heartbreak and grief in the past to her friends in Rome.
Fast-paced and filled with intrigue, treason, loyalty, and good Italian food, the exciting sequel to Roma, Underground will leave you breathless with anticipation and eager for the next book in the Roma Series…For nothing is certain once you enter the wasp’s nest.
“Again, Valjan successfully conflates multiple sophisticated narratives that bring the past and present together, which the archaeological theme of the last novel also helps accomplish . . . Black is back and just as entertaining as ever.”
—Kirkus Book Reviews
“…a compelling reading, action-packed and with intriguing characters. The plot had plenty of twists and turns, some surprising secrets, and it kept me on the edge of my seat, guessing until the very end.”
—The Book Junkie
THREADING THE NEEDLE (Book #3)
A secret file.
A murdered student.
A repeat of a dark chapter of Italian history.
The brilliant analyst Alabaster Black, alias Bianca Nerini, is happy to be back in Italy, back with her love, Dante, but then her curiosity gets the better of her and leads to a meeting in a café in Milan…a meeting that results in the death of young university student Charlie Brooks, who leaves her with a secret file detailing the development of a new weapon that violates international law. Burdened by guilt, she seeks justice for Charlie.
Things go from bad to worse: Dante is angry at her because she told him nothing about the meeting, a scandal-mongering journalist is trying to crucify her friend Farrugia, blaming him for Charlie’s death, and even her contact Loki is warning her to stay away from the case, because it involves not just a secret weapon, but political intrigues and powerful corporate alliances, too, as well as the organization Bianca is desperately trying to escape: Rendition. The stakes are higher than ever, and Bianca and her trusted friends will have to find their way through these murky waters, or watch Italy return to the decades of daily terrorism known as the Years of Lead.
The third book in the Roma Series will take you on the darkest journey so far, the journey where, if you can’t thread the needle...Everything and everyone you care about will be lost.
“It is even more to Gabriel Valjan’s credit that with Threading the Needle he, as an American, was nonetheless capable of unusual insight into the Misteri Italiani, the Italian Mysteries, without taking any prejudicial standpoint, one way or the other, or putting the blame on anyone, but rather inviting readers to judge for themselves.”
—Claudio Ferrara, Italian journalist and translator
“But after the first few pages, I knew I was committed to the end of the book ... and would be reading the two earlier books…Characters, plot, ideas, background: In Threading the Needle, Valjan weaves it all into an international crime novel worth the read.”
—Beth Kannell of Kingdom Books, a specialty mystery bookshop in northeastern Vermont.
TURNING TO STONE (Book #4)
An anti-mafia judge is assassinated.
The Camorra and the Sicilian mafia might be working together.
A brilliant young sociologist holds the answers... And hides a secret.
After the assassination of an anti-mafia judge on the streets of Naples, ex-Rendition analyst Alabaster Black/Bianca Nerini faces a mystery: why did women on motorcycles carry out a typical Camorra ambush?
As it turns out, this case is something the former forensic accountant understands very well: a financial crime, or, more specifically, a counterfeiting operation so large it might disrupt the global economy, and involves not just the Camorra, but the Sicilian mafia, too, with their mysterious leader.
Fast-paced and filled with mystery, intrigue, and unexpected twists, the fourth book in the Roma Series will take you even deeper into financial deals, organized crime, and test the friendship, love, and loyalty within Bianca’s inner circle.
Meet the Author:
Gabriel lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of the Roma Series, available from Winter Goose Publishing. Gabriel has also written numerous short stories and essays found online and in print.
Connect with the author: Website ~Twitter ~ Facebook
Oct 3 - Library of Clean Reads - spotlight on Roma series / author interview /giveaway
Oct 3 - Working Mommy Journal - review of Corporate Citizen / giveaway
Oct 3 - Celticlady's Reviews - review of Roma Underground / giveaway
Oct 4 - Essentially Italian - review of Corporate Citizen / giveaway
Oct 4 - Pure Jonel - review of Corporate Citizen / guest post / giveaway
Oct 5 - Book Review Nature Pictures - review of Roma Underground / author interview
Oct 6 - Il Mio Tesoro - review of Corporate Citizen / author interview
Oct 6 - Writers and Authors - book spotlight / guest post
Oct 7 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Roma Underground / giveaway
Oct 10 - My Journey Back - review of Roma Underground / author interview / giveaway
Oct 11 - Bookishly Devoted - review of Roma Underground
Oct 12 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Corporate Citizen
Oct 13 - Books for Books - review of Roma Underground / guest post
Oct 14 - The Silver Dagger Scriptorium - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 17 - My Journey Back - review of Wasp's Nest / giveaway
Oct 18 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Wasp's Nest / giveaway
Oct 19 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Corporate Citizen / giveaway
Oct 19 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Roma Underground / giveaway
Oct 20 - fundinmental - review of Roma Underground / giveaway
Oct 21 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 24 - My Journey Back - review of Threading the Needle / giveaway
Oct 25 - Books for Books - review of Wasp's Nest
Oct 26 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Corporate Citizen / giveaway
Oct 27 - StoreyBook Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 27 - fundinmental - review of Wasp's Nest / giveaway
Oct 28 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Corporate Citizen
Oct 31 - Celticlady's Reviews - spotlight of Wasp's Nest / giveaway
Oct 31- Book Review Nature Pictures - review of Wasp's Nest
Nov 1 - Sylv all about books and films - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 2 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Wasp's Nest/ giveaway
Nov 2 - Roughseasinthemed - review of Corporate Citizen
Nov 3 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Threading the Needle / giveaway
Nov 4 - Celticlady's Reviews - review of Wasp's Nest / giveaway
Nov 4 - Book Review Nature Pictures - review of Threading the Needle
Nov 7 - My Journey Back - review of Turning to Stone/ giveaway
Nov 7 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Corporate Citizen / author interview / giveaway
Nov 7 - Bookishly Devoted - review of Wasp's Nest
Nov 8 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Corporate Citizen
Nov 9 - Books for Books - review of Threading the Needle
Nov 10 - fundinmental - review of Threading the Needle / giveaway
Nov 11 - Celticlady's Reviews - review of Threading the Needle / giveaway
Nov 15 - My Journey Back - review of Corporate Citizen/ giveaway
Nov 16 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Threading the Needle/ giveaway
Nov 17 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of Roma Underground
Nov 18 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Turning to Stone / giveaway
Nov 21 - Celticlady's Reviews - review of Turning to Stone / giveaway
Nov 22 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - guest post
Nov 23 - Books for Books - review of Turning to Stone
Nov 24 - fundinmental - review of Turning to Stone / giveaway
Nov 24 - Book and Ink - review of Corporate Citizen / giveaway
Nov 25 - Bookishly Devoted - review of Threading the Needle
Nov 29 - Heidi's Wanderings - review of Corporate Citizen/ giveaway
Nov 30 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Turning to Stone / giveaway
Dec 2 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - review of Corporate Citizen
Dec 5 - Celticlady's Reviews - review of Corporate Citizen / giveaway
Dec 6 - Books for Books - review of Corporate Citizen
Dec 7 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Corporate Citizen / interview / giveaway
Dec 8 - fundinmental - review of Corporate Citizen / giveaway
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