The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
Do you miss Lisbeth Salander from the Stieg Larsson books? Then you should really meet Vanessa Michael Munroe. She’s as intelligent, feisty, and prickly as Lisbeth, but she’s got an uncanny knack for languages and a great grasp of human nature and relationships – she’s just got problems with getting close to people herself.
This is an edge of your seat thriller. A four year old missing person’s case seems like it would be a cakewalk for Munroe, but she’s back on her home turf in Africa and no one can dig up secrets like she can. What seems routine is anything but and soon she and those around her are fighting for answers and their lives.
I really enjoyed this on audio. The pace is fast, the facts are flying, and the accents keep you in Africa. If you’re looking for a well-crafted thriller and a very intelligent capable heroine check out this one.