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Full Name: Drenna Steel
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: John Sneeden
Time Span: 2021 - 2022


Drenna Steel is an agent for the CIA.

More accurately, and far more importantly, she is an assassin for the Agency. She is a very good, and thus very dangerous, operative, as shown by the thoughts of a man determined to kill her in the opening pages of the first recorded adventure:

"The man had heard whispers about the woman's existence for years. She was the most sought-after spy in the world, a cold-blooded killer wanted by governments, terrorist organizations, and criminal enterprises around the globe. She was said to have eliminated at least two dozen high-value targets in the last five years alone. But it wasn't just the number of kills that gave the woman such a frightening reputation-it was her ability to find and take out people who thought they were well protected. No one was beyond her reach, it seemed.

"Over the years, many were convinced that the female assassin worked for the CIA, since her kills and information theft always seemed to benefit the United States or her allies. But others held different opinions. Some, for example, believed she worked for Mossad. In a way, that made sense because Israel's geopolitical goals often aligned with those of the US. Others claimed she was an independent contractor, an assassin who took work from any government or organization as long as the price was right.

"There were even a few intelligence analysts who believed she didn't exist at all. According to them, the killings were unrelated, and tales of a shadowy female assassin were unsubstantiated myth.

"But the woman did exist, and her identity was no longer a mystery to the man watching the cabin. She was a real person, she worked for the CIA, and she was about to die."

That would-be assassin does not succeed in his endeavor to remove Steel from living but he does provide the inadvertent impetus to stop her planned retirement from the CIA and keep a very, very deadly killer in the game, shown by the title of that adventure: "Retribution".


Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2021
Last Appearance:2022

1 Retribution Retribution
Written by John Sneeden
Copyright: 2021

"Just weeks before her retirement, CIA assassin Drenna Steel and boyfriend Trevor Lambert are run off a mountain road by another vehicle. Drenna survives the crash, but Trevor doesn’t.
There is little doubt that someone had placed a bounty on Drenna’s head, but who was it? Only a handful of people even know her true identity. Determined to find the person behind the hit, Drenna fakes her own death and begins an investigation that takes her to the glamorous French Riviera, where a mysterious figure known as the Phantom awaits her.
But as suspects emerge closer to home, what began as a search for truth turns into a personal vendetta of the most vicious kind."
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2 Collateral Damage Collateral Damage
Written by John Sneeden
Copyright: 2022

"In the aftermath of Retribution, former CIA assassin Drenna Steel is traveling across Europe, drinking heavily to dull the pain of a tragic loss. After arriving in Belfast, she soon realizes someone is watching her. The person is crafty, a master of the shadows. But who is he? No one is supposed to know where she's at.
As Drenna prepares to turn the tables, she doesn't realize she's dealing with a cabal of powerful people who will stop at nothing to silence their enemies. And they don't realize they're about to unleash a tigress who no longer plays by the rules."
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There is a very old adage that if your goal is to remove a king, you must succeed; there is no other viable option. The same can be said for taking on a trained, highly experienced assassin. As Dreena Steel shows, said assassins are not likely to go, 'oh, you silly goose! Stop it!".

Nope. Especially when you kill a loved one instead. That's pretty much it for you but it does make for a very exciting couple of adventures which I truly hope will be followed up by more adventures because Steel is both kinda really scary and a major hoot to watch - well, read!


My Grade: A-


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