The Fifth Doctrine (Guardian Series #3)

The Fifth Doctrine (Guardian Series #3)

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Everything’s on the line for Bianca St. Ives. She’s either going to save the world—or die trying.

It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives. But now that they have, they’re not taking her in. Instead, they offer a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free. And all she has to do is run one last mission—the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants her normal life back, it’s not like she has a choice.

An intelligence operation is already underway in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the threat the rogue regime poses for good. But first, the US needs one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. She knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. It could mean torture or endless imprisonment—assuming she survives. But it might also change the world. Besides, if Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511394017
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: Karen Robards' Guardian Series , #3
Edition description: Unabridged, Library Edition
Sales rank: 1,068,026
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of fifty novels and one novella. She is the winner of six Silver Pen awards and numerous other awards.

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The Fifth Doctrine (Guardian Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting book to follow the last one. Love the characters, especially Bianca and Colin. Glad she got some closure with Mason (but still don’t trust him). Looking forward to the next book!,
Anonymous 4 months ago
Attention getter from the beginning!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great book. Could not put it down.
RobinLovesReading 8 months ago
In the third book of The Guardian series, Bianca St. Ives, owner of a private security company called Guardian Consulting, is rather forced to take on an assignment. Bianca is being hunted by the CIA, and she is offered a chance that could save her life. She must complete a dangerous mission. Should she succeed, Bianca would have the opportunity to be free of danger. In this thrilling book by Karen Robards, Bianca must take on the role of another woman. She must enter into the belly of the beast, as it were, and plant false information that could prevent a major disaster involving North Korea. This job is extremely delicate, because one simple mistake could not only cost her to lose her life, but also countless other lives. The Fifth Doctrine is an espionage thriller of the highest caliber. The action begins from the very first page and never, ever lets up. Bianca is working with Colin Rogan, and she finds it incredibly difficult to trust him, so there is more than a bit of cat-and-mouse activity there. Also, some of the scenes will stop your heart! In particular, when Bianca’s car is suddenly remotely controlled by her enemies while she is speeding along, then forced into heavy traffic, all while being moments away from being captured. Another incredible scene is when Bianca manages to deliver herself and several others from capture. Oh my, I almost forgot to breathe! That is the sort of pacing in this book. It never lets up. If one enjoys excellent espionage thrillers, then this is certainly the book to read. I simply must set aside time to read the first two books in this series in order to be ready to grab the next one as soon as it becomes available. Many thanks to Mira and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Very good.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!
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JamieS More than 1 year ago
Thank Netgalley for the arc for review. I don't believe that I'd read any of the Bianca St Ives books before. Lots of suspense and action and of course chemistry between Bianca and Colin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling fun! Nicely plotted and written.
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MTCKMason More than 1 year ago
Karen Robards continues Bianca St. Ives' story. We find her living a life in Savannah, Georgia with her own firm. When she enters her office, she finds Colin Rogan there offering her a lifeline. If she helps him out, then he would help her stay away from being a target of a CIA kill squad. Left with no other choice, she teams up with Colin on a mission. They must figure out each other's agenda and sexual tension as they try to outmaneuver agents from various agencies targeting them. Karen Robards keeps us on our toes as Bianca and Colin are pulled together to perform this latest mission while trying to avoid the tension between them. I enjoyed reading this latest installment in this series and look forward to the next chapter in Bianca's life and see how Colin may fit into it. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I would like to thank NetGalley and Harlequin-Mira for this privilege.
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KelsieAL More than 1 year ago
The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards is the third book in The Guardian series. I haven’t read the previous novels in the series but was able to easily follow the story to-date, though a little additional backstory may have enhanced the reading. Bianca St. Ives, owner of Guardian Consulting, a private security company, is being hunted by the CIA. She’s managed to elude them but they have her in their sights again. In order to gain the freedom to live life on her own terms, she must impersonate a woman who has stolen sensitive government information. Colin Rogan is a former MI6 agent turned mercenary. He’s faced off against Bianca before, but this time he’s been sent to recruit her. He has to convince her that he’s not out to kill or betray her. Bianca and Colin are now a reluctant team seeking to save the world and themselves. The Fifth Doctrine is a thriller from start to finish. The action is fast-paced. The characterization and use of background scenery are top notch. I like that the romance took a backseat and wasn’t the driving force. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to fans of thrillers, especially the espionage thriller. My thanks to Harlequin-Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I was not required to give a favorable review. This was a very intense story. Between the secretes and the people chasing them to kill them. I love it. It is was a very intense story.