I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Crossing the Line by Meghan Rogers, the first book in the new series The Raven Files! If this book isn’t on your radar yet, it should be – it’s a super exciting spy thriller, and a great read for spring!
Crossing the Line
Author: Meghan Rogers
Series: The Raven Files, #1
Publication Date: April 12th, 2016
Publisher: Philomel Books
Synopsis: If Jason Bourne were a teenaged girl…
Jocelyn Steely was kidnapped as a child and raised in North Korea as a spy. When her agency sends her to the U.S. to infiltrate the very group her parents once worked for, Jocelyn jumps at the chance to turn double agent and finish off her kidnappers once and for all. She convinces the head of the American spy agency to trust her, but it’s not quite as simple as that: Jocelyn has to fight the withdrawal symptoms from the drug that the North Koreans used to keep her in line, and her new fellow spies refuse to trust their former adversary. Worst of all, there might be some new information to uncover about her parents – if she even wants to find out.
This action-packed spy thriller is part Gallagher Girls, part Alex Rider, and part Bourne Identity
Top 10 Things to Survive the World of Crossing the Line
1. Workout gear— If you’re going to train hard for your next mission, you need to make sure you’re dressed for it!
2. Wrap for your hands when you use the punching bag—You don’t want a workout to make your hands bleed.
3. Black stealth gear and gloves— When you’re on a mission, you don’t want anyone to know you’re there. Proper stealth gear is essential.
4. Hair tie for a side ponytail— If you have long hair, you’ll need to tie it back. As Jocelyn will tell you, side ponytails are all the rage. They’re also helpful for hiding distinguishing marks.
5. Comms— It’s important to stay in touch with your team while you’re in the field.
6. Weapons—You don’t want to be caught in the field outgunned. Make sure you have the tools you need to fight back.
7. Encrypted flash drive— If you’re stealing sensitive material, you want to make sure it’s secure until you get it back to headquarters.
8. Repelling harness— Sometimes, the best way to get in or out of a building is by repelling down the side of it. Make sure you have your harness.
9. Glass cutter— If you do repel down the side of a building you need to enter, you want to make sure you can actually get inside. Shattering a window is loud. Cutting through the glass is quiet.
10. Lock pick kit— Some times, the best way in is also the simplest. Be prepared to pick the locks.
About the Author
Meghan Rogers has been telling stories since she could talk and writing creatively since she was first introduced to the concept in third grade. She spent her high school years completing her first novel and has been actively writing ever since. After college, Meghan went on to work with high school writers while earning her MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. She is currently living in the Philadelphia area and working on the next Raven Files novel.
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