Nonverbal communications expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard and her team have spent the last year tracking Marcus Gallo, a disgraced Brazilian business tycoon and ruthless killer. Then a hacked car transporting artwork brings a teammate’s past back to distract and haunt them all.
When Gallo appears on Genevieve’s doorstep, carrying knowledge of a threat to a top-secret and strategic international event, she faces the challenge of finding the connection between the car hackings, her friend’s past and Gallo’s arrival.
With only seventy-two hours to prevent a disaster that could eclipse recent terror events, Genevieve has to put aside her growing concern for her friends and put her single-minded focus into uncovering Gallo’s true plan.
What I liked: The best thing I can say is...with each entry in this series (Genevieve Lenard), Ms Ryan not only grows the storylines but further develops each and every character.
In The Vecellio Connection, Genevieve - "Jenny", her lover - Colin, and the rest of the team come face to face with the psychotic killer, Marcus Gallo. Jenny has been terrorized by him constantly since she and the team were able to destroy his plots and fellow conspirators. So when he walks right into offices, the team knows he's up to something; but they aren't sure if he's playing them, using them, or being straight with them. Actually, I couldn't figure it out either.
The team just can't take the chance that Gallo is not telling at least part of the truth. In addition, Gallo gives them enough clues to totally knock Vinny's socks off. If you've read any of the previous books, you know Vinny has a pretty unsavory past, but finally we get to hear part of not only his story but a better look at Colin's. Reviewing their back stories through their eyes is very telling and heart wrenching, especially for Vinny.
I sometimes forget Jenny is any in way "normal". Ms Ryan has drawn and developed Jenny so well over this series. Jenny is not ever going to be a kick-ass heroine and that's part of what makes not only her but the series so well done. Jenny does however, have serious skills that are invaluable to her team. The flip side is, all of her friends/co-workers KNOW her. They appreciate her daily battle to try her best to be just a bit more. She learns more "normal typical" behavior each and every day. Just Jenny expressing a thank you to someone for some information or an action is a big sign of her progress.
There is a new character introduced in The Vecellio Connection, no, I can't name names because that would spoil all the fun, but I have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot more of this character and I'm excited about it. In addition, one of the cast has big, and I mean big news that just might shake up the whole dynamics of this series.
What I didn't like: I'm not sure I liked the resolution of Gallo's character. I'll leave that up to each reader to decide on their own.
Now I'm pins and needles to read what Ms Ryan has in store for the continuation of the series. Some of the plots of previous novels were resolved in this book but she left it wide open for more, thank goodness!!
Highly Recommended, but start at the beginning!!!