Going Rogue


        This may be one of Maggie’s toughest cases.

        This may be one of Maggie’s toughest cases. Maggie has always had the intelligence of The Collective, the spy agency she’s always worked for, but now she doesn’t know who’s friend or foe. Since her parents are involved in the case, she can’t tell them what she’s doing or where she’s going. The same goes for Roux and Jesse. And on top of that, Maggie can’t crack this special lock, from “an ancient Greek monastery, Saint Paul’s on Mount Athos” that Angelo says “It will open when you need it most. 


Maggie doesn’t want to tell the her parents, Roux, or Jesse about her case. If she does, she may put the ones she loves in danger. This then leads to fights with her Roux, Jesse, and her parents. After a long, painful stakeout in a suspect's house, and wrong intel from Angelo, Jesse and Maggie get into a fight. He wants to be able to protect her, but he can’t unless he knows what Maggie’s doing and where she’s going. Maggie wants to protect Jesse by keeping secrets from him, so if the enemy were to capture him they wouldn’t hurt him for the information. The day after her fight with Jesse, Maggie decides to get some help from Roux, but to do this she still needs to keep what she’s looking for a secret. Roux is a great deal of help, but it puts Maggie in a pickle. If the gold coins aren’t where she thinks, she may destroy a missing Faberge egg, but if the gold coins are where Maggie thinks, Dominic Arment, Maggie’s main suspect and criminal mastermind behind the “changing” collective, and the Collective will be after Maggie, her family, and her friends. Will Maggie end up destroying one of the world’s greatest missing treasures or will she find the ten missing coins? Will Maggie ever get the lock open? 


I believe Going Rogue deserves a ten out of ten stars. This is the best book for action seekers, romance lovers, and spy novel admires. The twists and turns through out “Going Rogue” kept me on the edge of my seat. The compassion between Jesse and Maggie is whimsical. The parts where Maggie has to crack the locks and safes, reminds me of the characters, Stella Bridger and her father, John Bridger, the two safecrackers of the team, in the movie, The Italian Job, directed by F. Gary Gray. This exciting sequel to Robin Benway’s Also Known As proves that going rogue doesn’t mean going without your loved ones.