Vanessa Michael Munroe is hired by millionaire Richard Burbank to find his missing stepdaughter, Emily. Emily disappeared four years ago in West Africa and hasn't been seen since, despite Burbank's best efforts in engaging people to find her. Munroe--tough and tenacious--in addition to knowing Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Gabon like the back of her hand (she spent part of her childhood there), seems fit for the job. However, she is none to pleased to have Miles Bradford, an employee of Burbank's, as a partner. Munroe zeroes in on Equatorial Guinea and in the process takes the reader on a fascinating adrenaline-filled ride to find out what happened to Emily. The Informationist is the first book in this brand-new series and is similar to Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Thomas Perry's Jane Whitefield. The originality of the setting, Munroe's unique background and the non-stop action make the book unputdownable. Guaranteed to be one of the best thrillers written this year. It will be published next month.