In a departure from previous novels, Taylor Stevens has Michael operating without her army of friends that she has used as backup in previous stories. Michael is injured in an attack set upon her by 8 men in a foreign African country. Surmounting the pain of these bruises and broken bones, she manages to start in motion a way to recapture the ship while wending her way through a bevy of falsities. During all of this, she has to nurture the invalid captain and herself. It turns out that the captain was the target of the raid, a fact that unravels as the story progresses.
She travels from Djibouti, Africa through Somalia and Kenya during her escape from the freighter and deals with the intrigue and setbacks in true Vanessa Michael Munroe fashion. The Catch will be published on July 15th and one should look for it as soon as it comes out. Published by Crown Publishers ISBN 978038534935, it will also be available as an e-book and on audio.