IN THIS TEEN SPY THRILLER, JOCELYN STEELY IS AMERICA'S LAST SHOT TO BEAT THE NORTH KOREANS
When Jocelyn Steely was kidnapped by a North Korean spy agency, she was only a little girl. Young. Scared. Powerless. And completely moldable.
Now, ten years later, she’s a ruthless assassin. Yet her target isn't who you might think. Jocelyn is determined to escape her kidnappers and take down North Korea and their spy agency forever.
But when she makes it to U.S. soil, she finds that not everyone believes her story. Will she be able to get the Americans to trust her? Or will the North Koreans discover her deception before she has a chance?
In this life-or-death action-packed spy thriller, Meghan Rogers creates a teen girl character whose toughness, intelligence and determination rival Jason Bourne, Sydney Bristow and James Bond.
The first novel in the Raven Files series will leave you breathless.
Praise for Crossing the Line:
"Jocelyn makes for a kick-ass, determined heroine, and there’s no shortage of scenes of adrenaline-charged adventure...[A] strong debut for both the author and the Raven Files series."--Publishers Weekly
"There’s a plot twist, revealed secret, or chase scene in every chapter—Rogers knows how to keep the pages turning....The cliff-hanger ending begs for a swift sequel."--Booklist
"For fans of TV’s Alias, this is the beginning of an excellent new espionage series."--School Library Journal
"Action lovers will enjoy the movie-worthy close-combat scenes, tension-building rescues, and narrow escapes, while those who like their spy stories with psychological heft will appreciate the careful portrait of Jocelyn as a trauma survivor....Perfect for readers who grew up with Carter’s Gallagher Girls series and are ready for the next level."--BCCB
It's spy versus spy in this thriller, which sees a teenage secret agent defecting from the North Korean agency she was forced to serve. For 10 years, Jocelyn Steely has been an unwitting, drug-dependent tool for KATO, which kidnapped her as a child; when the organization sends her to infiltrate the U.S.-based International Defense Agency, she seizes the opportunity to regain control over her destiny. Acting as a double agent, Jocelyn plays one group against the other, slowly winning the trust of the IDA agents she has fought against for years while planning her revenge against KATO. Although the premise tilts heavily toward the cinematic (as is often the case with this genre), the characters' interactions are fully realistic as Rogers crafts a tense tale of espionage, action, and intrigue. Jocelyn makes for a kick-ass, determined heroine, and there's no shortage of scenes of adrenaline-charged adventure. Despite a less-than-satisfying cliffhanger ending, this is a strong debut for both the author and the Raven Files series. Ages 12 up.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Couldn't put it down
Can't say enough good things about this book. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't put it down. The characters are compelling, the action sequences will leave you breathless, and most importantly, Jocelyn Steely is a heroine that you will want to root for. She's strong, smart and sassy; if you loved Sidney Bristow, Jason Bourne or Veronica Mars, you will love reading about Jocelyn.