The Ultimatum

    Guardian Book 1

    by Karen Robards

    MIRA Books

    May 28, 2019

    ISBN-10: 0778330702

    ISBN-13: 9780778330707

    Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)

    The Ultimatum
    by Karen Robards

    Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call her what you will—Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business.

    Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls’ hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master.

    She’s known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole—and she’s damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup—if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn’t believe he’s really dead. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it’s up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened…and set it right, before it’s too late.

    Originally published June 2017 in hardcover and eBook and April 2018 in trade paperback.



    Karen Robards' Bio

    Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. Karen published her first novel at age 24 and has won multiple awards throughout her career, including six Silver Pens for favorite author. Karen was described by The Daily Mail as “one of the most reliable thriller…writers in the world.”