|Publish Date:||Oct 1998|
|Number of Pages:||352|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.35|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.0 x 6.75 x 1.0|
Iris Johansen was born on April 7, 1938. She started writing when her two children were in college. A year later she finished her first novel, a contemporary romance. After writing many best-selling historical romances and fantasies, including the Sedikhan and Clanad series, she turned to suspense fiction. Her works include And Then You Die, The Ugly Duckling, Eight Days to Live, Pandora's Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, What Doesn't Kill You, and the Eve Duncan series. Her title Hunting Eve made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.
Photojournalist Bess Grady goes to Tenajo, Mexico, with her sister to photograph the reportedly beautiful scenery there for a travel piece. What they find is a village full of dead people; only a baby girl remains alive. A detachment of soldiers arrives on the scene, and with no time to react Bess is knocked unconscious. When she wakes, her sister is dead, and she is a prisoner in a Mexican hospital.
Johansen, abandoning the lush narrative style she used so effectively in her historical novels (e.g., Dark Rider, Bantam, 1995) opts for a leaner, faster-paced prose that she uses to enhance the thriller-like atmosphere here. From the first page, the reader is pulled into a realm of danger, intrigue, and suspense with a touch or romance and enough twists and turns to gladden the hearts of all of her readers. Sure to be a winner in all libraries.
[Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/97.] - Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights- University Heights P.L., Ohio
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She expected sunshine and balmy breezes. What she saw was everyone's worst nightmare.
Bess Grady has heard the unmistakable sound before. She knows what it means. But not even the eerie lament of the howling dogs can prepare her for what has taken place in the small village. The seasoned photojournalist had been sent there on an easy assignment, and now she has stumbled upon something she was never meant to see. Amid chaos and fear, she joins forces with an intimidating stranger, a man whose alliances are unclear but whose methods have a way of leaving bodies in his wake. For what she has witnessed is only the first stage in a plan of terror that may kill us all. And she has no choice but to stop it—or die trying.
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