The Fifth Doctrine

Karen Robards (Author)


With her back against the wall, 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, it's far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there's an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they'd never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission--the kind she might never return from. But if Bianca wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it's not like she has a choice.

An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that's poised to end the country's existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she's seen, Bianca 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 ignite the kind of chaos that forces a revolution. It might just change the world. Besides, if Bianca has to go down, she's gonna go down swinging...

Product Details

$26.99  $24.83
Mira Books
Publish Date
March 19, 2019
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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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.


"Bianca and Colin's sizzling chemistry makes for a great match up, and the cinematic, relentless action is sprinkled with Robards's trademark humor. This is Bianca's most exciting and satisfying adventure yet."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The tale comprises a long, exciting chase (leading to a gratifyingly suspenseful conclusion). Robards' fans will devour this latest in the series."?Booklist

"The delightful, capable, and frequently funny Bianca is an intoxicating combo of Stephanie Plum and James Bond."-Publishers Weekly on The Moscow Deception

"Robards's visually evocative narrative allows the reader to 'see' Bianca during her escapades... Readers who appreciate the thrillers of Iris Johansen, Tess Gerritsen, and Lisa Gardner will enjoy getting to know Bianca St. Ives."-Library Journal on The Ultimatum

"The latest from thrillermaster Robards is an enthralling highstakes caper novel... Readers won't want this adrenalinerich story to end... Buy extra copies." -Booklist (starred review) on The Ultimatum

"Bianca St. Ives is the kind of woman you'd want as your best friend... Karen Robards has crafted a novel that reads very much like the literary versions of Alias or Mission: Impossible might, and Bianca is every bit as capable and inventive as Sydney Bristow or Ethan Hunt."

"Robards begins a new series with a fascinating main character, blazing action, a Jason Bourneesque central mystery, and an intriguing cliffhanger ending... Fresh, sexy, and eminently readable." -Kirkus on The Ultimatum

"Karen Robards and great reads go hand-in-hand... This is one lady who never seems to run out of thrilling ideas and characters, so make sure not to miss this fast-paced series."-Suspense Magazine

"Exhilarating... Edgy and engaging."-USA TODAY

"[Robards writes] a feast of menace and mystery." -Woman's Day