|Publish Date:||Apr 2010|
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|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.49|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.12 x 1.43 x 7.1|
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.
While Eve Duncan (first introduced in the more procedural Face of Deception) is present for parts of this thriller, the action focuses on her adopted daughter, Jane Maguire, and the psychopathic men determined to kill her. The why has something vaguely to do with a painting that Jane created from a dream image that connects to a prophecy and a cult that dates back to the time of Christ. In the meantime, Jane must struggle to stay one step ahead of the killers with the help of two strong but silent assassins-one who works for the CIA, the other who has some sort of extra ability to boil a person's blood from the inside out.
Verdict: Johansen's latest is more than a little over the top with the villainous villains and secret sacrifices-think The Da Vinci Code crossed with an Anne Stuart romantic suspense novel, and you'll have a sense of the plot and tone. Not that that will be a bad thing for all readers. Fans of Stuart's amoral heroes and those who still follow Johansen will probably pick this one up.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/09; 500,000-copy first printing.] - Jane Jorgenson, Madison P.L., WI
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It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncans daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ know both the face and the significance behind it. They believe that Jane must die when the moment is right, and not an instant before she leads them to an ancient treasure whose value and power are beyond price. But for now they target those close to her, killing without mercy or conscience.
Janes journey takes her from Paris to Scotland to a cave in the Holy Land, as she fights with all she has to save her life. Even with Eves help, can she possibly escape before the clock stops ticking?
Eight Days to Live begins with an ancient conspiracy and a shocking betrayal, but will it end with the death of Eve Duncan and the sacrifice of Jane MacGuire? With Eight Days to Live, #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core.
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