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Topic - Vanessa Monroe
"The Informationist" (Crown), by Taylor Stevens: Vanessa Monroe _ known to her clients as "Michael" or "Monroe" _ specializes in extracting valuable information for anyone who can pay for it, from wealthy individuals to heads of state. Monroe has a gift for compiling a thorough dossier in any circumstance, any country, under any regime. She speaks 22 languages (not counting dialects), and her knack for picking up local customs allows her to blend in and manipulate almost any situation to her advantage.