Takeover - Lisa Black I actually read the second book in this series first, and I have the same problem with both. While they were fast-paced and kept my attention, I can't get past how unprofessionally the main character acts, apparently with no adverse effect on her career. At least in this one she has an excuse, since her fiance is being held hostage, but as others have said, other characters also ignore procedure by even allowing her to participate.