Black Widow Red Vengeance (A Black Widow Novel)
The ladies of Marvel Comics have arrived and are fighting crime and inner demons. In Marvel’s Black Widow Red Vengeance, by Margaret Stohl, the skills, strengths, and intelligence of S.H.E.I.L.D’s heroines Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, and her protégé, Ava Orlova, aka Red Widow, are on full display. In this novel, Black Widow appears to be being targeted, but by whom and why is unclear. When missiles are stolen and launched at various sites across Europe, Russia, and Asia, the Widows and S.H.E.I.L.D enlist the help of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, for help. When a mysterious black crystallized drug hits the streets of NYC and possibly elsewhere, the Widows and Stark find themselves piecing together a plan that can only equal disaster. As they also struggle with being haunted by ghosts and pain from the past, it is a race against the clock find the Alpha of this attack to stop it in time.
Stohl has done an excellent job of writing a novel based on comic book heroines who usually play the part of sidekick and instead making them the main characters. While boys will be drawn to this novel if they are big comic book fans, girls will also enjoy reading this as well. A five-star novel that has all the action, intrigue, and suspense and is lead by strong female characters. Well done.