The Geneva Decision

ABOUT Seeley James

Seeley James
Seeley James is the author of the Pia Sabel series of thriller short stories and novels. He was first published in The Battered Suitcase, was a Finalist for DeMarini Award in fiction, and was short listed for the Fish Publishing Award and the Debut Dagger Award. He discovered his love of c More...


Pia Sabel plays to win.

Until a few weeks ago, she was an international soccer star. But now she’s taken the helm of her billionaire father’s private security company, and she’s playing against a whole new set of opponents – the kind who shoot to kill.

On her first day on the job, Pia’s client is assassinated in front of her. There’s no time for training, so Pia must trust her instincts and athletic skills to unravel the complicated maze of money laundering and piracy that will take her from Swiss mansions to the jungles of Cameroon.

Her battle-hardened employees suspect she’s just a spoiled rich girl with a mean corner kick. But Pia’s got some unexpected moves of her own. Will they be enough to bring her team through its mission?

When I was nineteen, young, naïve and single, I adopted a three year old girl whose parents were dysfunctional teenagers. I raised her and always admired her strength of character. She grew up to be a hairdresser and wonderful mother. I love her every bit as much as my natural children who came along 20 years later. I tried several venues to capture her indomitable spirit and finally decided she should lead a thriller. At first, I made a humorous teenaged version but no one liked it. I shelved it and wrote several short stories that followed the character through college to adulthood. Those stories found more fans. When I felt I’d developed the character into a fully fleshed out young woman, I made her big debut in The Geneva Decision.

“This book really got into its stride and kept going strong. I loved the character of Pia Sabel – there’s a girl Charlie Fox would team up with any day!”

Zoe Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox novels


Seeley James has created a protagonist that is strong and yet conflicted. This compelling heroine presents a multi-faceted character that readers will enjoy getting to know in this first project and probably for many more to come.”


“I loved this book! Seeley James has written a story with a unique, complex and fun heroine….I could not wait to find out ‘whodunit,’ and I even read it at work! A great new author and a great first book.”

            Cookie, reviewer


“If you're an adrenalin junkie who enjoys breakneck pacing and action on every page, then The Geneva Decision is the book for you… A great debut for a new series.”

William G. Davis, author of Pagan Moon


“I always hear people say ‘gripping story,’ but in this case it fits. If you like women in lead roles, this is a great book.” 

Miekey, reviewer


“I picked up The Geneva Decision based on a recommendation and I’m glad I did. Seeley James does a good job of…taking the reader to new places… James is a writer to keep your eye on, and I’m looking forward to the next Pia Sabel book.” 

Giacomo Giammatteo, author of Murder Takes Time and A Bullet for Carlos



“Great story! Vivid descriptions! Likeable characters! Action-packed yet realistic! Witty comebacks! Unexpected twists that I never saw coming.”

Sandye, reviewer