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Flight 12: A Kristin Cunningham Thriller (Flight 12 Begins Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
You get FLIGHT 12, the revolutionary followup by The Twelve to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling DEADLY DOZEN. The groundbreaking FLIGHT 12 series a new release from each member of The Twelve, plus very special guests, with a conclusion so thrilling it could only come from the minds of our readers.
In FLIGHT 12, A KRISTIN CUNNINGHAM THRILLER, FBI Special Agent Kristin Cunningham is still recovering from injuries suffered preventing the assassination of U.S. President Robert Cartwright. Assigned to a desk, Kristin is thrilled to learn she's been recruited for an undercover sting designed to break up a brutal Russian Mafia human sex trafficking ring.
Kristin's job is simple: play a frightened teen kidnap victim in an attempt to identify and apprehend the high-level members of the human trafficking ring.
Almost immediately, the FBI sting begins to unravel, and Kristin Cunningham finds herself unarmed and bound, taken prisoner by a desperate, highly volatile man. Now Kristin must focus on staying alive, matching wits with a cunning criminal with nothing to lose.
Join The Twelve in the ongoing FLIGHT 12 project. Don't just read about your favorite characters, participate in the story, win prizes, and see storytelling in a totally new way...
About the Author
- ASIN : B00K9PWZ9K
- Publisher : Rock Bottom Books (May 10, 2014)
- Publication date : May 10, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 419 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 88 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,331,703 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Possible spoiler alert!!!
From the way it was described in the forward I thought that each of the books was going to be a different character explaining what happened to Flight 12 from their point of view. So far (I've read this one and the next 2) it hasn't been that way at all. No one has even made it on the plane yet. Don't get me wrong. The books are still great and maybe later on in the series it will turn out that they are going to be telling it from several characters point of view (in different books) on the plane but I wish it had been made a little more clear that each book was not going to be entirely about the Flight. In fact, the 2nd book in the series (the Laura Cardinal thriller by J. Carson Black) just had a tiny blurb about it at the end of the book almost as if it was thrown in as an afterthought. The 3rd book was better, the Flight was mentioned throughout the book but still none of the main characters have made it aboard the Flight.
So I feel a little ripped off. The authors could have explained it more clearly instead of leading us on. However, it is still introducing me to some great authors and opening me up to new series (which is probably what they hoped for) and I have a lot more on my TBR list now :-)
This story is a quick read, and the first one in the series (I understand they are up to number 4 as I write this). A young FBI agent, Kristen Cunningham, is taken from her boring desk job and given an undercover role in a sting designed to catch a low-life crook. It was quite a cool story line that had me hooked, but I did have a bit of trouble believing in the main character. I know her backstory included an injury from a mission to protect the President, plus six years of field experience ... but I still didn't find her that believable (sorry peeps). Maybe I missed some early clues on her talent and abilities, but I didn't really have a lot of confidence in her suitability for the job. Or ... it may just have been because she was young enough to pass as a young teen in the sting, that I felt she would be too young to have any real hardened experience under her belt. But, putting those reservations aside, I did feel that the story improved once she got out of the office and the sting was underway, although it wasn't a gripping thriller. As I mentioned, it wasn't a long read, and I'm sure that if the story was longer, the author would have been able to build the tension and action to make it more intense. You'll need to keep in mind that it's not a full novel, it's only one part of a much bigger picture.
Although I think it’s a great idea for this collection of stories to merge and climax in one final story, I'm not sure at this point that I'm in for the rest. At only about 80 pages, it definitely wasn't a long read, but it did cost the same as a full novel (around $3.99). Given that there will be 12 of these short stories under the banner of Flight 12, it would end up costing close to $50 to buy them all. That's quite a cost to see the story all the way through.
In a nutshell: I know it’s a short story, and part of a bigger plot, but I felt that it needed more tension, drama and a more believable main character. It’s a great concept. Full marks to the authors for putting together something that is such a great idea and different to the norm. 3 stars for the story and an extra one for the concept.
Note: I don’t claim to be a pro-reviewer, I am a reader. My reviews are based on my personal thoughts around the story that the book is trying to tell. I try to focus on the story (which is the reason I read) rather than dissect the book and pass comment on typos, writing style or structure.
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Leverone has created a breath-taking story with no let up. One has to keep the pages turning to see if Kristin will make it or not. The book is listed as being written by other authors but I think this is Allan's own work. I too await Kristen's fate after going out on her own. Will she find her greasy, smarmy tormentor? Will the FBI let her do field work again?