These are International Mystery Thrillers that leverage actual events that occurred in the world of national and international politics and wrap them in an entertaining mystery/thriller novel.
Central to the theme running throughout the series to date is the greed, violence and corruption that is so pervasive in both the United Nations and governments around the world.
The sleuthing is complex, the plot, as with all the author’s books, a mixture of fact with the workings of imagination and the violence and murders creative and full of imagery.
Some feedback from readers in several countries include:
“…reading about a couple who are like Mr. and Mrs. 007 super smart and always covering all the bases is fantastic. It makes me feel like everything will be all right. I just have to cover all the bases. …the fact that they have been together forever and are still in love is an extra bonus.
I must say that I sincerely hope that you are planning the next book, and the next book and the next book...”
Edwina van den Heuvel
MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology
The Hague, Netherlands
“I enjoyed the first book of the series… actually I read it over a four day weekend. However, I could not put the sequel down and read it in its entirety on a flight to Kolkata. As the crew prepared for landing I began the epilogue, as the wheels touched the tarmac I realized that the scene depicted was written in 2008 and is eerily on target for the US domestic and international crises we find ourselves in mid 2010. I do not know where Bodell gets his material, but his fiction walks a precarious tightrope with real events.”
Former United States State Department Official
“The sleuthing couple has evolved and so has the author. I think you can write an unlimited number of sequels considering all the developments.”
Internationally Acclaimed Investigative Journalist
Author Of The Seminal Journalistic Work On Corruption At The United Nations.
Comments from readers around the world about Nikita
“I laughed aloud, actually shed tears over the love story, was scared by the chilling possibility of the plot happening and was on the edge of my seat during the action.
A fantastic blend of color and emotions.
Bodell has outdone himself this time.”
Jill Drummond - Global Media Weekly
“One of Bodell's best novels to date! It is suspenseful, fascinating, emotionally charged and intense. May this be only the beginning of many more Masterson mysteries.”
Brandon J. - New York, New York
“The Mastersons are among the best and most loveable characters in the mystery genre. This is so much more than a great mystery; it's also a great love story!”
Regina S. - Portland, Maine
“Finally…..an author who delivers us a strong female heroine. We need more of this in our books and in the movies. I loved this book and Anna Masterson!”
Denise R. - Chicago, Illinois
“Nikita is a quick read with short chapters and loads of action. This book is destined to become another success in Bodell’s arsenal of mysteries.”
Carl B. - Nashville, Tennessee
“Bodell has the ability to allow the reader to feel as if they are right there in the action.”
Paula, Q. - Zurich, Switzerland
“Bodell knows where our deepest fears lie buried in regards to the most powerful positions held in the U.S. government. There is no end to his creative imagination displayed in Nikita.”
Roger C. - Leicester, England
“Nikita is one great read! It is a fast-paced plot that will grab you from page one. I couldn’t put this one down!”
Duane N. - Rochester, New York
“I was already a Bodell fan after reading his first two novels: Treachery in Turtle Bay I and II. Nikita, his third work, proves he has mastered the art of writing page-turning bestsellers!”
Sarah V. - Washington, DC