Clanad Books In Publication Order
- The Lady & the Unicorn (1983)
- The Last Bridge Home (1987)
- Across the River of Yesterday (1987)
- Magnificent Folly (1989)
- A Tough Man to Tame (1991)
Donovan Enterprises Books In Publication Order
- Stormy Vows (1983)
- Tempest at Sea (1983)
Reluctant Lark Books In Publication Order
- The Reluctant Lark (1983)
- The Bronzed Hawk (1983)
Louis Benoit Books In Publication Order
- The Trustworthy Redhead (1984)
- The Spellbinder (1987)
Sedikhan Books In Publication Order
- The Golden Valkyrie (1984)
- The Trustworthy Redhead (1984)
- Capture the Rainbow (1984)
- Touch the Horizon (1984)
- A Summer Smile (1985)
- And the Desert Blooms (1986)
- Always (1986)
- Everlasting (1986)
- Til The End of Time (1986)
- Last Bridge Home (1987)
- Across the River of Yesterday (1987)
- Star Light, Star Bright (1987)
- Blue Skies, Shining Promises (1988)
- Man From Half Moon Bay (1988)
- Magnificent Folly (1989)
- Notorious (1990)
- A Tough Man to Tame (1991)
- The Golden Barbarian (1991)
Santa Flores Books In Publication Order
- No Red Roses (1984)
- Return to Santa Flores (1984)
Beau Lantry/White Satin Books In Publication Order
- White Satin (1985)
- Blue Velvet (1985)
- And the Desert Blooms (1986)
Delaneys Books In Publication Order
- York, the Renegade (1986)
- Matilda, the Adventuress (1987)
- This Fierce Splendor (1988)
- Satin Ice (1988)
Wind Dancer Books In Publication Order
- The Wind Dancer (1991)
- Storm Winds (1991)
- Reap the Wind (1997)
- Final Target (2001)
Lion’s Bride Books In Publication Order
- Lion’s Bride (1996)
- The Treasure (2008)
Eve Duncan Books In Publication Order
- The Face of Deception (1998)
- The Killing Game (1999)
- The Search (2000)
- Body of Lies (2002)
- Blind Alley (2004)
- Countdown (2005)
- Stalemate (2006)
- Quicksand (2008)
- Blood Game (2009)
- Eight Days to Live (2010)
- Chasing the Night (2010)
- Eve (2011)
- Quinn (2011)
- Bonnie (2011)
- Sleep No More (2012)
- Taking Eve (2013)
- Hunting Eve (2013)
- Silencing Eve (2013)
- Shadow Play (2015)
- Hide Away (2016)
- Night and Day (2016)
- Mind Game (2017)
- Shattered Mirror (2018)
- Vendetta (2018)
- Dark Tribute (2019)
- Smokescreen (2019)
- The Persuasion (2020)
- The Bullet (2021)
Hannah Bryson Books In Publication Order
- Silent Thunder (2008)
- Shadow Zone (2010)
Catherine Ling Books In Publication Order
- Chasing the Night (2010)
- What Doesn’t Kill You (2012)
- Live to See Tomorrow (2014)
- Your Next Breath (2015)
- Vendetta (2018)
Kendra Michaels Books In Publication Order
- Close Your Eyes (2011)
- With Open Eyes (2012)
- Sight Unseen (2014)
- The Naked Eye (2015)
- Night Watch (2016)
- Look Behind You (2017)
- Double Blind (2018)
- Hindsight (2020)
- Blink of an Eye (2021)
Eve, Quinn and Bonnie Books In Publication Order
- Eve (2011)
- Quinn (2011)
- Bonnie (2011)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Forever Dream (1985)
- One Touch of Topaz (1988)
- Strong, Hot Winds (1988)
- Wicked Jake Darcy (1989)
- Tender Savage (1990)
- An Unexpected Song (1990)
- Winter Bride (1992)
- The Tiger Prince (1992)
- The Magnificent Rogue (1993)
- Star-Spangled Bride (1993)
- The Ugly Duckling (1994)
- Midnight Warrior (1994)
- The Beloved Scoundrel (1994)
- Dark Rider (1995)
- Long After Midnight (1997)
- And Then You Die… (1997)
- No One to Trust (2002)
- Dead Aim (2002)
- Fatal Tide (2003)
- Firestorm (2003)
- On the Run (2005)
- Killer Dreams (2006)
- Pandora’s Daughter (2007)
- Dark Summer (2008)
- Deadlock (2009)
- Storm Cycle (With: Roy Johansen) (2009)
- The Perfect Witness (2014)
- No Easy Target (2017)
- Chaos (2020)
- High Stakes (2021)
Shamrock Trinity Books In Publication Order
- Rafe, the Maverick (By:Kay Hooper) (1986)
- York, the Renegade (1986)
- Burke, the Kingpin (By:Fayrene Preston) (1986)
Delaneys: The Untamed Years Books In Publication Order
- Adelaide, The Enchantress (By:Kay Hooper) (1987)
- Copper Fire (By:Fayrene Preston) (1988)
- Wild Silver (1988)
- Golden Flames (By:Kay Hooper) (1988)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Delaney Christmas Carol (1992)
Clanad Book Covers
Donovan Enterprises Book Covers
Reluctant Lark Book Covers
Louis Benoit Book Covers
Sedikhan Book Covers
Santa Flores Book Covers
Beau Lantry/White Satin Book Covers
Delaneys Book Covers
Wind Dancer Book Covers
Lion’s Bride Book Covers
Eve Duncan Book Covers
Hannah Bryson Book Covers
Catherine Ling Book Covers
Kendra Michaels Book Covers
Eve, Quinn and Bonnie Book Covers
Standalone Novels Book Covers
Shamrock Trinity Book Covers
Delaneys: The Untamed Years Book Covers
Anthologies Book Covers
Iris Johansen Books Overview
A young widow befriends a mysterious stranger, only to find herself drawn irrevocably into a strange world of fear and fascination, where she is unable to tell friend from foe, lover from enemy.
Mass Market Paperback, Bantam Classic & Loveswept
1 New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen blends romance, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal as only she can in this classic love story of a woman who unexpectedly meets the man of her dreams only to discover the shocking bond that has already linked them forever. After a tragic turn of events, Lily Deslin learned the hard way that people are not always what they seem. Now she’s rebuilt her life from scratch, returning to school and nurturing her beloved and talented daughter, Cassie. What she doesn t know is that her quiet but satisfying life is about to change. At the beach cottage she s rented for a well earned vacation, Lily is being watched. Andrew Ramsey has been waiting for years, and now is the moment to make himself known. If he confesses the truth a truth that will be all but impossible for Lily to believe it will shake the foundations of her life and Cassie s. As Andrew and Lily s relationship heats up and danger threatens close at hand, how can Andrew admit that he s been keeping from Lily an even bigger secret a secret he must reveal to prove himself to be the real life romantic hero she needs.
Mass Market Paperback, Bantam Classic & Loveswept
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic tale of opposites attracting and finding love in the most unexpected places. When P.I. Honey Winston is hired to steal incriminating letters from visiting dignitary Prince Rubinoff, she’s prepared for a dangerous mission that could end her career. But when she blows her cover, she finds that the amused prince is everything the media have made him out to be: part Adonis, part playboy and irresistibly charismatic. The problem is, the feeling is mutual. Intrigued, the prince is determined to keep his gorgeous young trespasser by his side as long as possible. For he s never met anyone quite as daring, or breathtaking, as Honey. With the tables turned, Prince Rubinoff has Honey appointed his personal bodyguard. The official reason is an assassination plot. The truth is far more dangerous .
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic tale of excitement, risk, and romance, as two people make a connection so unexpected and so intimate, it may have consequences for a lifetime. Gorgeous Hollywood stunt double Kendra Michaels is vying for the job of her life a high paying, high risk jump that will clear the debt on her brother’s medical bills. Casey Michaels was a stuntman himself until a job went tragically wrong. Now Kendra is prepared to take the same chance. There s just one man standing in her way, a man whose irresistible magnetism seduced her in ways she d never experienced and never before surrendered to…
. Director Joel Damon gets what he wants. And he wants Kendra. But the explosive attraction he feels at the mere sight of her is entirely new to him, and it hasn t disappeared, not since their one unforgettable night together and not since Joel discovered she wasn t the experienced starlet he d mistaken her for. Now he s determined to extend that night into many more. But he ll have to keep Kendra alive to do it, even if it ruins her career. For he has bigger plans in mind for her than she ever imagined.
1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen combines romance and adventure in this exotic tale of finding the love of your life in the last place you d ever look. She was stranded in a deadly sandstorm when he rode to her rescue like a desert prince on his black stallion. On a lark Billie Callahan had come to the Middle East to play a minor film role in a desert epic. Suddenly she found herself starring in a real life romantic adventure. Cowboy, hero, friend of sheikhs and princes, David Bradford spoke like a poet in the drawl of his native Texas. What was this mysterious, eccentric, and irresistibly seductive man doing in Sedikhan, and what did he want with an ordinary woman like Billie? Her curiosity piqued, Billie followed David to the lavish pleasure fortress he called home, with its armed guards and adoring staff. He warned her that the pleasure he offered her would last forever. What he didn t know was that Billie only believed in now.
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic tale of thrilling adventure and unbound passion, as two people embark on a journey through terror and desire .
At twenty one, Zilah Dabala has already survived a harrowing past. Now she’s convinced she can handle anything on her own even being held hostage by a terrorist group. But Daniel is determined to rescue her. And soon their escape ignites an intimacy neither has ever known. Once Daniel learns Zilah s tragic secret, however, he fears she may be lost to him forever. He s defied death many times over but can he teach a young woman the healing power of love?
Daniel Seifert has spent his life on the edge of danger, carrying out high risk security missions across the globe. But it s more than adventure that compels him to tempt fate yet again it s a young woman in a photograph, a woman whose warm, wise beyond her years smile gives Daniel the inexplicable feeling that he s found something he s been searching for all along.
1 New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen pairs an exotic locale with an irresistible man in this classic love story that proves anything is possible when a woman knows in her heart that it’s right .
Don t look for me. I ll come back when I m ready. Pandora Madchen wrote those words when she ran off six years ago. In that time she d become a sensation with the rock group Nemesis, toured the world, and grown up, but she never forgot the promise she made herself. Now Pandora was ready to return to the desert state of Sedikhan and the man she d loved too soon and too much. Sheik Philip El Kabbar was a businessman whose power and influence extended throughout the world but for six long years he d been unable to find the woman he still considered it his duty to protect. She d come back on her own terms and to take the kind of erotic gamble that Philip always won. Only this time he wasn t sure that in winning they wouldn t both lose what matters most. Or that in loving her, he wouldn t be hurting them both.
1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen provides her trademark blend of seductive romance and pulse pounding suspense in this classic tale of a woman who unexpectedly finds herself living and loving on the edge of danger. Lisa Landon makes her living with her voice a voice fueled by a heartbreak she vows never to experience again. But despite her renown, Lisa’s real ambition is to escape the memories that follow her from one sold out engagement to the next. Perhaps that s what brings her to the exotic desert nation of Sedikhan and the nightclub where she meets Clancy Donahue. Clancy takes one look at the beautiful, vulnerable chanteuse and knows she is exactly the woman he s been searching for. The Sedikhan security chief needs to bait a trap for a terrorist moneyman, and Clancy is certain that Lisa will be irresistible. What he doesn t count on is that he won t be able to resist her either and that he ll do anything to protect her, even if it means risking his own life. With deadly plans in motion and Lisa in the crosshairs, Clancy realizes that before their romance can get to Always, it will first have to reach tomorrow.
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a powerful novel of romantic suspense that proves no price is too high, no risk too great, for love…
Knowing she d have only one chance to enlist his help, Kira Rubinoff plotted her approach carefully. Formidable, seductive, handsome to the point of dangerous, Zack Damon didn t suffer fools gladly, but Kira was no one’s fool. In this day and age, even a bona fide princess had to be more than just a pretty face. But from the moment of their first encounter at his mountaintop lodge, Kira’s well laid plans and her life were turned inside out. For the self made international financier had been watching her for as long as she’d been watching him.
Together they will embark on an adventure to a country as exotic as it is treacherous, linked by a shared destiny and a secret Zack has been keeping until the time is right. And with danger closing in on all sides, the time to reveal it could be now…
Mass Market Paperback, Bantam Classic & Loveswept
In 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s gripping novel of romantic suspense, a man s lust for revenge turns into an obsession with his brother s wife.
Beautiful actress Mallory Thane endured the harsh, unforgiving glare of publicity during the trial in which she stood accused of murdering her husband. But even the acquittal that set her free couldn t ease the heartache of her ordeal. Desperate to get back her life, her career, and her sanity, she accepts a new movie deal on an island paradise only to realize that she has walked into a trap.
Her captor is power player Sabin Wyatt, a dark, enigmatic man who still holds Mallory responsible for his brother Ben s death. But at the root of his scheme is his obsessive need to possess the woman who haunts his dreams, no matter what truth she s hiding.
A timeless novel of love and adventure set among the hot sands of an endless desert, here is the scintillating story of a fearless princess and a barbarian sheikh.
In this classic novel, New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen spins a marvelous love story about a world class figure skater, her distant, demanding mentor, and the high stakes competition that could bring them together at last or put all their dreams on ice. White Satin On the smooth, silvery surface of the ice skating rink, Dany Alexander cuts a figure of strength and fire, beauty and grace. One man alone is responsible for Dany’s success: Anthony Malik, a former skating star who has managed her career for the past sixteen years. And for all that time, deep within his fortress of money, sex, and power, Anthony has found his attraction for Dany growing more intense. Now he wants Dany not as a prodigy, but as a lover. Part guru, part taskmaster, and total mystery, Anthony is adept at finding out things about Dany that she s kept hidden even from herself. The depth of his desire for her can t be denied. But what about Dany s own need to get to know her mentor as the man he really is? With the Olympics just weeks away, an extraordinary contest of wills has begun. It could culminate in a crushing fall, or the greatest prize of all.
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a classic novel about a young woman who lives life on her own terms and the bold adventurer who risks everything to rescue her friend and persuade her to open up her heart. Kate Gilbert is a woman without a past or even a passport to tie her down. Raised by smugglers, she lives on her wits, relishing the sense of freedom that only the life of the open sea can provide. All she knows of love she has learned from classic literature. Nothing she read about in Shakespeare, however, could prepare her for Beau Lantry. The brash, handsome playboy helps her out of a tough scrape and puts his own life on the line to save her friend. Now Kate is in Beau’s debt, and as reluctant as she is to compromise her hard won independence, she s intrigued by the prospect of a new kind of life in the arms of this wealthy stranger. But can Beau keep her out of harm s way long enough to convince her that happiness is worth leaving behind a world of ever present danger?
Mass Market Paperback, Bantam Classic & Loveswept
A hidden killer…
a conspiracy of treachery…
and two people caught in the most desperate game of all…
In Renaissance Italy, intrigue is as intricate as carved cathedral doors, but none is so captivating as that surrounding the prized Wind Dancer, the lost treasure of a family and of the man who will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Lionello Andreas is bound by his vow to guard the exquisite statue. But to recover what is rightfully his, he will need the help of a thief one he can control body and soul. He finds his answer on the treacherous backstreets of Florence, in a sharp witted young woman whose poverty leaves her no choice. But in the end, the allure of The Wind Dancer, and the ruthlessness of those who would possess her, will catapult them both into a terrifying realm where death may be the most merciful escape.
Twice the thrills in one captivating volume
Published together for the first time, from 1 New York Times best selling author Iris Johansen comes a gripping pair of historical thrillers that push the boundaries of intrigue, suspense, and danger.
The Wind Dancer
In Renaissance Italy, intrigue is as intricate as carved cathedral doors, but none is so captivating as that surrounding the prized Wind Dancer, the lost treasure of a family and of the man who will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Lionello Andreas is bound by his vow to guard the exquisite statue. But to recover what is rightfully his, he will need the help of a thief one he can control body and soul. He finds his answer on the treacherous backstreets of Florence, in a sharp witted young woman whose poverty leaves her no choice. But in the end, the allure of the Wind Dancer, and the ruthlessness of those who would possess her, will catapult them both into a terrifying realm where death may be the most merciful escape.
Jean Marc Andreas wanted what was rightfully his and would use any means to get it. Juliette de Clement, a confidante of the royal family, could aid his search for the treasure so many had killed to possess and died to protect. But in the treacherous world of eighteenth century revolutionary France, death could come from any direction none more likely than from the person you trusted most. Still, Jean and Juliette had no choice but to trust each other. Their lives depended on it. Someone else was determined to have the Wind Dancer statue, and the legacy it bestowed. Someone whose twisted genius was already wrecking a path of unspeakable violence.
An elusive killer…
a deadly obsession…
and a woman who must destroy him or become his next victim. Some would kill to know what Caitlin Vasaro knows. For the secrets she’s kept hidden all her life are the kind that the rich and the powerful will do anything to possess. But not even Caitlin knows how much danger she is in or how far someone will go to hunt her down. But she is about to find out when she enters a business deal with the mysterious and charismatic Alex Karazov and joins the hunt for one of the world s most coveted treasures, the Wind Dancer, an ancient statue of legendary beauty and power. But Kazarov is a dangerous man who has an even more dangerous enemy and suddenly Caitlin is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue and deception, unable to trust anyone, not even the one man who can help. Now she must outsmart the cleverest of killers, a psychopath obsessed with the Wind Dancer whose ruthless plan spans continents and whose lethal rampage won t stop at one death…
or even three not until he finally gets what he wants: the secret Caitlin will die to keep.
The president’s daughter…
The women determined to save her…
The man with the power to betray a nation…
Iris Johansen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Killing Game and The Search, returns with an explosive new novel that sweeps us from the frightening nightmares of a young girl, to the deadly world of international intrigue, and to the shadowy bond between two sisters willing to put their lives on the line…
. No sooner does Melissa Riley arrive at her sister’s isolated Virginia country home than she finds herself drawn into a drama she never expected. Years earlier, her sister, the renowned Dr. Jessica Riley, had pulled Melissa out of the darkness of severe catatonic trauma. Now she’s attempting to do the same for the daughter of the president of the United States. The last thing young Cassie Andreas saw was an organized team ruthlessly murder her nanny and the Secret Service agents on duty to protect her. And to free Cassie from the terrors in her own mind, Melissa and Jessica must risk their own safety and sanity and place their trust in a mysterious, charismatic man. Michael Travis made his fortune in the international underworld. He risked everything to save Cassie during that terrible night of bloodshed. And he has entered into a secret bargain with the president to get revenge. But does he really want to help? Why? Or is his show of concern all a treacherous charade?Melissa and Jessica have no choice but to accept Michael Travis as their ally even when he proposes a dangerous plan that will put all their lives on the line. Because far away from the safety of Virginia, an international game of deadly intrigue is under way. It is a game of powerful and dangerous underworld figures whose specialty is getting what they want and whose means to do it is murder. And of one killer in particular who is obsessed with the very thing at the heart of Cassie’s nightmares. ‘Johansen’s fans will enjoy the swirling plot lines, staccato dialogue and abrupt scene shifts that mark her style.’ Publishers Weekly
Woven with searing sensuality, here is the unforgettable story of a woman who is carried away by a powerful Lord to a secret stronghold, where she becomes his prisoner, his tormentor…
and his lover.
An ex harem slave…
A reformed assassin…
A race to find the most powerful
religious artifact of all time…
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with her first historical romance in a decade, a new novel of passion and exotic adventure that leads two unlikely and unforgettable treasure hunters on a perilous journey and into the heart of one of the most captivating mysteries of all time.
Lady Selene Ware had been nothing more than a harem slave when Kadar Ben Arnaud a man once trained in the black arts of death and seduction helped her escape to the safety of her native Scotland. But even a world away she still wasn t safe from the sheikh who claimed her as his stolen property and who now forced both her and Kadar to return with a chance to win their freedom. There is, of course, a catch. First they must find the legendary religious relic that men of power have searched for from King Arthur’s time to the present.
For Selene and the ex assassin, it is a dangerous odyssey that begins in erotic captivity and leads to an encounter with the mysterious and reclusive Tarik, who now possesses The Treasure. But the truth is far more explosive, the stakes far more deadly, and the closer they come to discovering the secret, the closer they will come to losing each other and their lives. For even as Selene grasps the key to this age old mystery, Kadar may have to step over the fine line separating the dark path from the light to save her.
An unidentified skull…
a trail of terrifying secrets…
and a woman whose talented hands hold the truth behind the most shocking deception of our time…
From Iris Johansen, the nationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of And Then You Die and The Ugly Duckling, comes her most electrifying novel yet, a relentless buildup of suspense from the first page to the riveting conclusion. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has a rare and bittersweet gift. Her unique ability to reconstruct the identity of the long dead from their skulls has helped bring closure to parents of missing children. For Eve, whose own daughter was murdered and her body never found, the job is a way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. When she is approached by billionaire magnate John Logan to reconstruct the face of an adult murder victim, only his promise of a sizable charitable contribution persuades her to accept. It’s a simple bargain, yet it’s the most dangerous one she’ll ever make. The warning signs are clear. There is the specially equipped lab Eve is taken to, in a country inn turned high tech security fortress in rural Virginia. Surveillance cameras monitor her every move. The telephones are tapped. And then there is Logan himself by turns ruthless, charming, and desperate. But it’s too late for Eve to walk out. The skull has begun to reveal its shocking identity, trapping her in a frightening web of murder and deceit. To free herself, she has no choice but to expose that identity and to trust Logan, the man who put her life in danger, a man who may see her as an expendable pawn. Already she has made very powerful enemies. Their only agenda is covering up the truth, and their method of choice is cold blooded killing. To them, Eve needs to be silenced forever. Because the secret of the skull must remain in the grave no matter who gets buried with it.
A merciless killer on the hunt…
an innocent child in his sights…
a woman driven to the edge to stop him…
The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well. He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body has never been found. He knows that as one of the nation’s top forensic sculptors she’ll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia’s Talladega Falls. He knows she won’t be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons might be her daughter’s. But that is only the beginning of the killer’s sadistic game. He wants Eve one on one, and he’ll use his ace in the hole to make sure she complies. And he won’t stop playing until he claims the prize he wants most: Eve’s life.
He strikes without warning…
. he kills without mercy…
. he’s only just begun…
. Iris Johansen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Killing Game and The Face of Deception, delivers a gripping new novel of breathtaking suspense and explosive adventure. It is the story of a courageous woman who is coerced into tracking down a ruthless killer but as she hunts out her prey with stunning accuracy, she becomes the object of his wrath…
. As part of an elite K 9 search and rescue team, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a gift for finding what no one else can whether it’s a survivor buried alive by an earthquake or the skeleton of a murdered child. But their latest assignment is not like the others. This time Sarah is being forced to take part in a deadly mission…
by a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation. A man who won’t take no for an answer. John Logan is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is Sarah’s help. His top secret venture has been sabotaged, its facilities destroyed, and its handpicked staff massacred. The sole survivor is being held for ransom. Logan knows that the only way to save the man and the secrets he holds is to find him as soon as possible. Smart, tough, and uncompromising, Sarah is furious when she is strong armed into joining Logan on his search. And once she takes the perilous assignment, she realizes that Logan’s promises that she and Monty will be safe may not be enough to protect them. Because a killer is devising a sadistic vengeance…
and he may soon find use for Sarah. Racing against time to stop the bloodshed before more victims are claimed, both Sarah and Logan will look straight into the heart of true evil. And when the killer’s search for revenge finally ends, no one will ever be the same again…
. From the Hardcover edition.
Read by Cherry Jones4 cassettes, 6 hoursFrom Iris Johansen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Search and Final Target, comes a taut, fast paced, and terrifying psychological thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the absolute limit and beyond. This time forensic sculptor Eve Duncan finds herself matched against a killer who will challenge her skill, test her courage, and threaten her family. As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan deals in death every day of her life. It’s her job. And while it might seem macabre to some, Eve knows from personal experience that her work, giving a face and a name to the victims of violent death, helps bring closure to their families. Now that job is about to put not only her own life on the line…
but the lives of everyone close to her. It begins with a call from a high ranking government official. He wants Eve to drop everything and come to Baton Rouge to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim. At first, Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic past, living a quiet life in a small lakeside cottage with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane. But a stunning series of seemingly unrelated events is about to upset all that. Suddenly, Eve s hard won new world is turned upside down, and she flees to Baton Rouge to take on the project of identifying the skeleton. Forced to work in secrecy, given only the sketchiest of information, Eve can t help but wonder if the high level security that surrounds her is meant to protect her or imprison her. She hasn t even begun work on the reconstruction when the first death occurs. Someone totally ruthless, someone who can strike anywhere at any time, and with seeming immunity, is determined to put a halt to her work. Soon the questions and the threats to her own life begin to mount as Eve realizes she has stumbled into the heart of a chilling conspiracy. There is only one person who can give her the answers she needs. And that is the dead man himself. To survive, Eve must put her life on the line to uncover the deadly secret of his identity and learn the devastating truth buried beneath a Body of Lies.
The New York Times bestselling author of Firestorm, Iris Johansen, returns with a psychological thriller so terrifying, so relentlessly paced, it won’t leave you time to catch your breath before the next shock comes. A forensic sculptor is locked in a deadly duel with a serial killer determined to destroy her-one life at a time.
Eve Duncan’s job is to put a face on the faceless victims of violent crimes. Her work not only comforts their survivors-but helps catch their killers. But there is another, more personal reason that Eve Duncan is driven to do the kind of work she does-a dark nightmare from a past she can never bury. And as she works on the skull of a newly discovered victim, that past is about to return all over again.
The victim is a Jane Doe found murdered, her face erased beyond recognition. But whoever killed her wasn’t just trying to hide her identity. The plan was far more horrifying. For as the face forms under Eve’s skilled hands, she is about to get the shock of her life. The victim is someone she knows all too well. Someone who isn’t dead. Yet.
Instantly Eve’s peaceful life is shattered. The sanctuary of the lakeside cottage she shares with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and their adopted daughter Jane has been invaded by a killer who’s sent the grimmest of threats: the face of his next victim. To stop him, Eve must put her own life in the balance and question everything and everyone she trusts. Not even Quinn can go where Eve must go this time.
As the trail of faceless bodies leads to a chilling revelation, Eve finds herself trying to catch a master murderer whose grisly work is a testament to a mind warped by perversion and revenge. Now she must pit her skills against his in a showdown where the stakes are life itself-and where the unbearable cost of failure will make Eve’s own murder seem like a mercy killing.
From the Hardcover edition.
When it reaches zero, you die.
1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sets her readers pulses racing once again in this relentless psychological thriller of a young woman caught in a maze of secrets and stalked by a merciless killer. The Countdown begins the moment you open this riveting novel that only grows more electrifying as the pages turn, more exciting as time runs out…
Don t kill her. She’s no good to us dead. These words haunt Jane MacGuire after a shocking attack shatters her world in an instant. Was it a random kidnapping attempt or the Countdown to something far more sinister?
Who is after her and what do they want so badly they ll kill anyone in their way? That s what Jane is determined to find out, without the help of the police, the FBI, or her adoptive parents, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and her husband, Joe Quinn, of the Atlanta PD because whoever is after her won t hesitate to hurt those she loves the most. Now Jane will go on the run with the only man who may be more dangerous than those who are pursuing her. A smuggler, a con man, and who knew what else, Mark Trevor had his own mysterious reasons for wanting to keep Jane safe and out of the hands of a killer obsessed with a two thousand year old mystery that could rock the modern day world.
Orphaned at an early age, Jane grew up the hard way, but she was given a new life, a loving family, and a chance to pursue her interest in one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed. Now someone was trying to destroy that new life before it could even get started. The past is returning with the kind of vengeance that knows no mercy. The Countdown has already begun, and it s approaching zero faster than anyone thinks.
From the Hardcover edition.
From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams comes a terrifying new thriller that will leave you guessing and gasping till the final nerve racking page. The suspense begins with a phone call and leads forensic sculptor Eve Duncan to the trail of a killer even killers fear to face. Eve Duncan has turned down the job twice already. Her skill and devotion in identifying murder victims and helping bring their killers to justice may be world renowned. But Eve works exclusively for law enforcement and the families of the innocent, and the man on the other end of the phone is many things none of them law abiding or innocent. One of the world’s most wanted men, little is really known about Luis Montalvo except that he is extraordinarily dangerous and that he never takes no for an answer. Now he wants Eve s help in the worst way. For he believes they have something in common and he s about to prove it with a grisly warning. Eve will leave everything and everyone behind, even the man she trusts and loves the most, to travel to the Colombian jungle to identify the skull he has recovered. She has agreed to this devil s bargain to save an innocent family, but also for a reason she can t admit to anyone. For the man in the jungle has promised to be able to give Eve what she wants most of all the key to unlocking the darkest and most painful mystery of her past. But as she gets closer to identifying the skull, she finds herself caught between two ruthless killers with no way out. Now, with everything on the line, Eve Duncan must make the most chilling choice of all. And if she s wrong she s dead.
Do you still miss your little Bonnie? This one sentence, spoken by a madman in an anonymous phone call, is all it takes to drag Eve Duncan right back to that horrifying day years ago when her only daughter vanished without a trace. Since that day, her life has become an obsession to find Bonnie’s remains and put the pain of her death to rest. However, one man wants nothing more than to prevent that from happening. He is every woman s waking nightmare: a brilliant, ruthless killer whose hunting ground stretches from coast to coast. But taunting Eve Duncan might be his first and last mistake…
. For Eve is armed with more than just her talent as a forensic sculptor and her fierce protective nature. She brings with her former Navy SEAL Joe Quinn, an Atlanta detective who will do whatever it takes to bring Eve some kind of peace, even if he has to lie to her to do it. Eve s only salvation may be through the mysterious skills of another woman whose chilling talent leaves her as tormented as Eve and as driven to bring this monster to justice. But when lives are in danger, every step could be a trap, and every inch of solid ground seems to be shifting under their feet. And this killer wants nothing more than to lure Eve further and further into his swamp of madness…
First comes darkness, then comes fear
Eve Duncan is back! Blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s latest thriller brings Eve closer to discovering her daughter’s killer…and into a web of danger from which she may not be able to escape…
Number one New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core: Eve Duncan’s adopted daughter Jane has been targeted by a mysterious cult who has decided that she has only Eight Days to Live Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fears the most will become a reality. In eight days, she will die. It all begins with a painting that Jane, an artist, displays in her Parisian gallery. The painting is called Guilt and Jane has no idea how or why she painted the portrait of the chilling face. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ believe that Jane s blasphemy means she must die. But first, she will lead them to an ancient treasure whose value is beyond price. This elusive treasure, and Jane s death, are all that they need for their power to come to ultimate fruition. With Eve s help, can Jane escape before the clock stops ticking?
A CIA agent’s two year old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, eight years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Her friends, family, and colleagues tell her to let go, move on, accept that her son is never coming back. But she can t. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her and that person is Eve Duncan. She knows that Eve shares her nightmare, since closure is also something that eludes Eve after the disappearance of her daughter Bonnie. Now, Eve must take her talents as a forensic sculptor to another level, using age progression as a way to unite Catherine with her child. As Eve gets drawn deeper into Catherine s horror, she must face looming demons of her own. Bonnie s killer is still out there. And a new killer is taunting Eve and Catherine at every turn. Is Catherine s son alive, or not? These two women endure the worst fear any mother can imagine in Iris Johansen s latest thrill ride, a gut wrenching journey into the darkest places of the soul.
The 1 bestselling author delivers the first in a trilogy that will begin to answer questions that have haunted her legion of fans for over a decade, in her newest novel of breathtaking suspense Eve Duncan’s mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. As a forensic sculptor, she is able to piece together bones, create a face, and bring an identity to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified maybe forever. Eve is brilliant, and driven, and tormented because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago. And Eve has never discovered what happened to her. But now a name from the past resurfaces, thanks to CIA agent Catherine Ling who knows all too well what it s like to lose a child. After teaming up with Agent Ling to find her missing son, Eve and Catherine share a bond forged by their mutual pain. Now, Catherine challenges Eve with a name: John Gallo. A man from Eve s past. A man, seemingly raised from the dead, whose whereabouts are unknown. Could Gallo be the missing piece to the puzzle that has haunted Eve for years? Why was he in Atlanta just before Bonnie s disappearance? With a brilliant narrative that goes back to Eve Duncan s early life, exploring her history and motivations like no other novel before, Eve reveals long guarded secrets and is guaranteed to leave Johansen fans panting for more soon to come in Quinn October 2011.
1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen explores the darkest corners of the human heart as forensic sculptor Eve Duncan closes in on the killer who stole her daughter so many years ago. As a former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil and knows just how deadly it can be. When he first met Eve Duncan, he never expected to fall in love with a woman whose life would be defined by her dual desires to bring home her missing daughter and discover the truth behind her disappearance no matter how devastating. With the help of CIA agent Catherine Ling, they make a shocking discovery that sheds new light on young Bonnie’s abduction and puts Quinn squarely in the crosshairs of danger. Eve s first love, John Gallo, a soldier supposedly killed in the line of duty, is very much alive and very much a threat. Emotionally charged, with one shock after another, Quinn reveals the electricity of Joe and Eve s first connection, and how they fell in love in the midst of haunting tragedy. As their search takes them deeper and deeper into a web of murder and madness, Joe and Eve must confront their most primal fears…
and test their resolve to uncover the ultimate bone chilling truth.
When Eve Duncan gave birth to her daughter, she experienced a love she never knew existed. Nothing would stand in the way of giving Bonnie a wonderful life until the unthinkable happened and the seven year old vanished into thin air. Eve found herself in the throes of a nightmare from which there was no escape. But a new Eve emerged: a woman who would use her remarkable talent as a forensic sculptor to help others find closure in the face of tragedy. Now with the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling, Eve has come closer than ever to the truth. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie‘s father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle. And that Bonnie s disappearance was not as random as everyone had always believed…
Johansen s trilogy takes the reader on an action packed journey. Booklist
Number one bestselling author Iris Johansen teams up with Edgar Award winner Roy Johansen and the result is an explosive, tour de force thriller…
. It was the assignment of a lifetime…
. Brilliant marine architect Hannah Bryson has been given the job of a lifetime. A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired the decommissioned Soviet submarine Silent Thunder for public exhibition. It’s Hannah s job to make sure that every single inch of the legendary nuclear attack sub is safe for the thousands of visitors anticipated. Enlisting the aid of her brother, Connor, they examine the enormous vessel and delve into its long and lethal history. But is it really a trap? In the course of their investigation, Connor discovers a mysterious message behind one of the ship s panels. But before he can figure out what it means, there s a deadly assault on Silent Thunder…
. Though the U.S. government tries to warn Hannah away, she ll stop at nothing to find the ruthless mastermind behind her brother s death. Even if it means joining forces with a mysterious man who may be even more dangerous than the enemy she has sworn to bring down. As Hannah finds herself in the crossfire of an epic standoff, her only hope for survival is to unravel the sub s explosive secret. But someone s willing to kill to make sure Silent Thunder stays silent…
. Brisk, exhilarating, and filled with authentic details, Silent Thunder is what you get when you team the biggest name in suspense with the stunning plot twists of an Edgar Award winning author. Get ready for a page turning thrill ride!
Deep below the deceptively beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean, guarded by hundreds of dolphins, lie the astonishing remains of a mysterious lost city much like the legendary Atlantis. While mapping the ancient underwater metropolis of Marinth, marine architect Hannah Bryson makes a shocking discovery: She may have finally uncovered the truth about the once-glorious city’s mysterious demise. Marinth’s sudden disappearance has confounded scientists for years, but now, with the revelation of a key artifact, Hannah realizes that the long-buried city’s explosive secret could have dire consequences for the modern-day world. But she isn’t the only one who realizes it. The artifact is hijacked, and Hannah stands alone between a power-hungry enemy and widespread destruction. Willing to form whatever alliance is necessary to regain control of this potentially world-changing weapon, Hannah joins forces with Nicholas Kirov, a loose cannon from her past who is now her best hope for survival. Together they will race to unravel Marinth’s last great secret in order to prevent a catastrophe of global proportions. And before the lethal game is over, Hannah will realize that nothing and no one is what she expected, not even the dolphins, who know so much more than anyone could imagine. Shadow Zone is fast-paced and cutting edge. Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen have raised the bar again in this blood-pumping thrill ride.
From the 1 New York Times bestselling author comes an explosive new thriller featuring Catherine Ling from Chasing The Night. Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information. As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now, she is known as one of their most effective operatives. Having lived life in the shadows, Catherine is aware of the wobbly moral compass of her existence and even more aware of just how expendable she is to those she deals with. When her old friend Hu Chang creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about. Iris Johansen is at her page turning best in this novel that takes you from the corridors of Langley to the alleyways of Hong Kong, and the darkest places of the human soul.
The New York Times bestselling duo is back in a suspenseful novel about a once blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers The FBI doesn t usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael’s astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can t deny her unique skill, or the results she s been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand. Former FBI agent Adam Kyle, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He s a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra s special brand of help, but she s not interested until Kyle reveals that Agent Robert Stedler Kendra s ex is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that s worth killing for, again and again and again.
From New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a timeless tale about the immutable power of attraction, as two lovers forge a bond so undeniable that nothing can break it Samantha Barton survived imprisonment on the war torn island of St. Pierre. Her family wasn t so lucky. Now, in her new identity as the tough as nails revolutionary code named Topaz, she enlists the aid of an enigmatic industrialist, Fletcher Bronson, on a risky mission to rescue some stranded refugees. Trapped behind enemy lines with a man she both fears and desires, Samantha finds herself irresistibly drawn by his promise of a new life away from the hail of gunfire. For Fletcher, Samantha is more than just an intriguing new lover. She’s an object he must possess and protect at all costs. Opening his heart to her was never part of the bargain. But when new developments from Samantha s past life threaten to disturb his careful plans for their future, Fletcher must come to terms with the changes she s wrought in him and reconcile himself to the truth of the warning she once delivered: I m Samantha, but I m also Topaz.
From New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a tale of danger and desire, as a woman caught up in another country’s revolution finds herself falling in love with a charismatic freedom fighter. Lara Clavel knows that her mission to the war torn Caribbean island of Saint Pierre is fraught with danger. But she is determined to rescue the imprisoned rebel leader Ricardo L zaro if only to prevent her twin brother from rejoining his revolutionary army. What she doesn t expect is the powerful attraction she feels for the legendary poet warrior. And the heat is mutual. From the instant they meet inside the confines of his jail cell, Ricardo seems bound and determined to possess Lara. But is love possible with a man whose every waking moment is spent in the crosshairs of some would be assassin s rifle? Even after Ricardo is freed, Lara will find her feelings for him put to the ultimate test, as she fights to tame a savage rebel skilled in the arts of combat and seduction.
Published for the first time in hardcover, here is New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s classic novel of unforgettable romance and unrelenting suspense a ravishing thriller of a woman with a secret irresistibly drawn into the glittering world of a famous man whose past may be murder .
Taking the stage that evening, Daisy Justine had no idea that she was auditioning for her life. Watching from the darkness beyond the footlights was the world famous composer Jason Hayes. The reclusive genius was seeking a new star to play the tragic heroine in his latest work, an adaptation of Shakespeare s Othello.
From the moment he heard her sing, Jason knew he d found the star he d been searching for his whole life. But coaxing her from Geneva to the bright lights of Broadway wasn t going to be easy. For she d made a promise to another man that she couldn t break nor disclose to anyone, not even Jason.
Jason has only two weeks to change Daisy s mind. But the closer he gets to her, the closer danger comes. For there s more than just artistic temperament behind Jason s legendary seclusion. He, too, is harboring a secret, stalked by a killer who s followed him for decades. Now he ll do anything to protect Daisy from the greatest threat of all herself. Daisy s determined to catch the ruthless sociopath who ll stop at nothing to ruin their lives. And she s baiting the trap with the one victim the killer can t resist.
Determined to return to her home of San Miguel and to recover that which she had left behind, Ysabel Belfort succumbs to the passions of Jed Corbin, the man who rescued her from her captors.
The heather scented hills of the Scottish highlands come to life in a mesmerizing novel about a wickedly disturbing man who transforms a hardheaded businesswoman into a willing slave of passion.
A princess and a warrior chief are swept from the glittering courts of Elizabethan England to the storm tossed cliffs of the Scottish Highlands, in an engrossing tale of peril and desire.
If fate suddenly made you more beautiful that you ever dreamed possible, would it be the beginning of a fairy tale, or your worst nightmare?The brutal attack should have killed anybody, but Nell Calder did more than survive. She emerged a woman transformed, with an exquisite beauty found only in fairy tales. Nell Calder deserved a happy ending. Instead, her descent into terror has just begun. Her attacker is still on the hunt, determined to finish what he’s started. And Nell, protected by a new face, is just as determined to fight back and take her revenge. But to catch her prey, she will have to expose herself even if it makes her a killer’s prime target.
A passionate tale of danger, adventure, and romance that sweeps from a Saxon stronghold to a lovers’ bower in the cool, jade green forests of Wales.
Now, from nationally best selling Iris Johansen comes a thrilling tale of abduction, seduction, and surrender that sweeps from the shimmering halls of Regency England to the decadent haunts of a notorious rogue…
She was a hostage torn between passion and loyalty…
Marianna Sanders realized she could not trust this dark and savagely seductive stranger who had come to spirit her away across the sea. She possessed a secret that could topple an empire, a secret that Jordan Draken, the duke of Cambaron, was determined to wrest from her. In the eyes of the world the arrogant duke was her guardian, but they both knew she was to be a prisoner in his sinister plot and a slave to his exquisite pleasure.
He was the fabulous rake they called the Duke of Diamonds…
For years, brilliant, deadly Jordan Draken had schemed to destroy the emperor who threatened everything he valued most in the world. Now that he held this defiant woman who was the key to his final triumph, he felt a fierce sense of satisfaction…
and the first stirring of desire. She was only supposed to be a pawn in his plans, but once alone with his captive, Jordan realized she was a prize he could never surrender.
An electrifying tale of deadly and forbidden desire that sweeps from the exotic islands of a tropical paradise to the magnificent estates of Regency England. Cassandra Deville’s carefree life on the islands of Hawaii is shattered by the sudden arrival of a savagely seductive stranger. She’s the key to Jared Daremount’s plan to avenge his father, actually only a pawn in his plans, but once she becomes his captive, Jared realizes she’s a prize he can never surrender.
At twenty nine, research scientist Kate Denby was a workaholic, divorced, the mother of an eight year old son. And she was weeks away from making a major genetic breakthrough. If she lived that long…
Danger has arrived in Kate’s backyard with a vengeance, starting with an explosion at a Seattle pharmaceuticals plant and a car bombing at her son’s Little League game. Then came the shocking warning: the attacks were connected and she was the next target. Stalked by a remorseless killer, Kate must put her trust in a total stranger, a man whose intentions are nearly impossible to fathom. For no matter what happens, she must protect her son and her work, the work that could save millions of lives. But someone will do anything to keep her miracle from unfolding. Someone not interested in holding out hope but in buying and selling death. From the Hardcover edition.
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…
The 1 New York Times bestselling author of Final Target, Iris Johansen raises the stakes and the heart rate with this relentless new thriller that follows the harrowing trail of a ruthless killer on the hunt and the woman who is determined to hunt him down. He is the most terrifying of killers: ruthless, cunning, charismatic. And he has the means to get whatever he wants. And what Rico Chavez wants most is Elena Kyler and he wants her dead. Trained as an assassin, Elena didn t need anyone to survive. But now she finds herself on the run from one dangerous man and turning for help to another. Sean Galen was a man without illusions. He knew it was only desperation that caused Elena to accept his help a mother’s desperation to save her young son from a psychopath father who would raise their son in his own chilling image. And yet he was determined to get this woman who had never been able to trust anyone or anything in her whole life to accept him as her ally. But both Galen and Elena know that Chavez s power and wealth mean there is no place they can be safe and no one they can trust not even each other. Already Chavez s assassins and connections to those in the highest positions of power have turned this into a war with no rules. With two shocking acts of brutal violence, Chavez shows he will stop at nothing and that nothing will stop him. Soon a trail of horrifying murders will follow Galen and Elena across country to a last stand and a shattering showdown. For Chavez is a master of control and he wants more than just to take Elena s life. He wants her alive long enough to see him destroy every reason she has for living. He wants her to turn against everything and everyone she ever believed in. He wants her to commit the ultimate act of betrayal. And by the time he is through, he wants her to beg him to take the only thing she ll have left to give: her life. From the Hardcover edition.
The 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with an electrifying and all too plausible thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the maximum and never lets up. From the tense opening scene to the final explosive page, Johansen delivers a knockout novel, as an unlikely pair of allies must expose a team of killers hiding behind an unspeakable act of terror and risk ending up their next target. She witnesses death through the eye of her camera. Now a relentless killer is focused on her. A celebrated photojournalist, Alex Graham has seen it all but her latest assignment has forced her across a dangerous line. What happens when a reporter does more than just report? She has recorded some of the most tragic and heartbreaking of catastrophes, everything from natural disasters to infamous acts of terror. Her experiences have left her forever marked with the human side of tragedy. So when a dam breaks in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, Alex is once more at the site doing more than just snapping pictures she is in the mud with a shovel digging for survivors. What happens when the reporter becomes the story? Alex finds more than she bargained for. In one terrible instant, she is witness to a conspiracy that will stun a nation. The official story is just a cover up for a truth so frightening, so unthinkable, anyone who threatens to reveal it must be silenced. Forever. And now that someone is Alex Graham. The first attempt on her life is swift and brutal. Only barely escaping, she finds an ally in an improbable source. Billionaire financier John Logan has his own reasons for protecting Alex, and these reasons alone are likely to get her killed. Using his vast connections and influences, Logan assigns a bodyguard to protect her. Judd Morgan is the best covert commando in the business, and if anyone can keep Alex safe, it’s this quietly dangerous man. The problem is, Alex doesn t want to be kept safe by Judd, whose checkered past has made him the target of an unseen assassin who dogs his every step. From the Hardcover edition.
A high stakes treasure hunt A twisted trail of murder A secret one woman may die to discover
Number one New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen last electrified readers with Dead Aim and No One to Trust. Now she offers a new pulse pounding thriller that takes suspense writing to an all new level: deep below the surface, where a ruthless killer strikes without warning, without mercy…
and with the deadliest intent.
Melis Nemid is treading in dangerous waters and she’s about to be dragged under. As a marine researcher, Melis knows all too well the dangers that can lurk under even the calmest surfaces. But not even she can guess how deep the darkness runs. Only one oceanographer ever came close to discovering the deadly mystery that lies beneath the sea and he seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Now Melis is the last one who knows the truth. And someone is determined that the truth will die with her. For what Melis knows about the deep sea mystery is only part of a nightmarish past torn by violence. She thought she had put that past behind her when she arrived at her Caribbean island home to research dolphin behavior.
But her peace and her life is about to be shattered by the arrival of a savage killer. Someone for reasons unknown even to Melis is cutting a path of destruction and death that leads directly to her. Only one man can save her a man who claims to be a fellow oceanographer. He will seek to gain Melis s trust, getting close to her secret and her life. But what this enigmatic man really wants, Melis may not discover until it s too late. Because whoever is after her knows her nightmares intimately, and soon she will be forced to relive them all over again. Except for the final nightmare. The one she can t possibly survive.
1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen turns up the heat in this explosive new psychological thriller. This time a gifted arson investigator teams up with a mysterious operative to stop a killer raging completely out of control…
For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of that long ago night still burn in her nightmares: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough…
Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence sniffing dog, Sam. Together they’re a great team, but her life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. The deadly flames of her past are back, and from out of the ashes a stranger appears. Who is Silver? And why has he chosen her in the desparate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red hot. To save themselves and the innocent lives at stake, Kerry will have to do what she hoped she’d never have to do: fight fire with fire. From the Hardcover edition.
1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with an electrifying new thriller that pits a mother and daughter against a relentless killer who takes no prisoners, accepts no surrender, and leaves his intended victims with no choice but one: to run for their lives. Wherever you stop, he ll be waiting. The picture was a warning: they’d found her. For eight years Grace Archer hoped this day wouldn’t come and knew in her heart that it would. She’d taken her daughter, Frankie, to a rural Alabama horse farm that might just as well have been at the end of the earth. But the man out to kill them would gladly follow them that far. And now, it seems, he had.A woman with a highly classified past, Grace had never run from anything in her life. But as a mother, she’d do anything to keep eight year old Frankie safe. Now that safe world has been shattered, and a ferocious hunter has been unleashed. Suddenly the agency that owed Grace its gratitiude and protection has abandoned her and only one ally remains: a man even more dangerous than her worst enemy. She hasn’t set eyes on Jake Kilmer since the catastrophic events of eight years ago. Now he’s asking Grace to trust him with the one thing more precious to her than life itself. But with a ruthless criminal kingpin determined to make her pay for the past, her and her daughter’s lives on the line, and time running out, she just may have to put her faith in a man who she believes has already betrayed her once. From the Hardcover edition.
The 1 New York Times bestselling author of Countdown returns with a knock out suspense thriller that pits a mother and son against a killer who’s the stuff of nightmares.
If you close your eyes, he ll get you. Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation’s top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life threatening night terrors that her ten year old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye.
Someone is watching. He s a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears and he hasn t forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he d shattered Sophie s world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn t over for Sophie Dunston. It s just begun. He s been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he ll make sure that not even a miracle will save her.
It wasn t a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semiretired hit man, commando, and jack of all deadly trades, he knows what Sophie is up against and that she ll need help. But the man he s chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card hard, cool, merciless and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage?
Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the bogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he s on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he s got planned for Sophie won t end when she wakes up screaming. It won t end. Ever.
From the Hardcover edition.
The number one blockbuster bestselling author delivers her most explosive and compelling novel yet, in which a woman must unlock the secrets of her own mind before she loses her life.
She has a gift of unspeakable power…
He must control her or destroy her…
For as long as she can remember, successful young physician Megan Blair has tried to silence the voices in her head voices that bring her to the edge of madness and terror. Megan possesses psychic powers that have been dormant for years, hidden deep in the past she’s tried so desperately to forget. But now everything has come to a boiling point someone is trying to kill her, and others are trying to use her, including the deadly and seductive Neal Grady. Shocking secrets about her life and her mother s death bombard her as she fights to take control of her heritage and save herself and everything she believes in. Grady holds the key to understanding her future, a future in which Megan s life will never be the same.
If she survives to have a future.
A fast paced thrill ride, Pandora s Daughter is Iris Johansen as you ve never read her before.
It begins with a single shot. Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction. Jude Marrock is out for revenge and has no choice but to involve Devon in a high stakes cat and mouse game with an escalating body count. She doesn t trust him one bit, but when the shots start flying and friends start falling, she finds herself with nowhere else to run. And there are innocent lives, both human and animal, at stake, including Ned and his mysterious pack. Is Jude her salvation or her damnation? Are the secrets he’s protecting worth killing for…
or dying for? With a lightning fast pace, unforgettable characters, and gut wrenching action, Dark Summer is compelling new terrain for this master storyteller.
Emily Hudson is a renowned archaeologist who travels the world to save priceless artifacts from theft or destruction. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side until one day, when her entire crew comes under attack. Joel and Emily are held hostage by a sadistic captor who is determined to find the missing link to a legendary treasure. For weeks they struggle to survive against terrifying odds, pushed to their limits and beyond
John Garrett has worked for the CIA, British intelligence, and whoever else was willing to pay for his services. This time, a Washington operative hands him what at first appears to be just another assignment: to track down, and save, Emily and Joel. But it quickly becomes much more, especially when Garrett finds himself drawn to someone as dauntless and bent on revenge as Emily. Soon, they re catapulted into an astonishing adventure in which nothing and no one is what it seems. And lives hang in the balance as one man and one woman unravel the explosive truth behind a conspiracy hidden for generations.
SHE’D DO ANYTHING TO SAVE HER SISTER’S LIFE…
. Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is falling apart. Even as she stands on the brink of a stunning technological breakthrough, her beloved younger sister is plagued by a rare chronic illness that will eventually kill her, leaving Rachel all alone. SAVING HER SISTER S LIFE HAS PUT HER OWN IN GRAVE DANGER…
. But thousands of miles away archaeologist/adventurer John Tavak has made a priceless discovery in an Egyptian tomb. A discovery, Rachel realizes, that humankind has been seeking throughout history a secret that may save her sister’s life and many thousands more. But a powerful organization is also in white hot pursuit, led by a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. IF SHE COULD JUST GET HER HANDS ON THE CURE…
Against all odds, Rachel joins forces with the brilliant, enigmatic Tavak in an adventure that will take them across three continents, and it will take all of their wits, instincts, and cutting edge technology to bring to light an ancient civilization s most amazing legacy. And together they must race to unravel the explosive 4,500 year old secret before it is lost to the ages. With Johansen and Johansen s trademark research, fast paced action, and charismatic characters, Storm Cycle will blow you away…
Mass Market Paperback, Bantam Classic & Loveswept
This Christmas, celebrate the joys of the season with a trio of exquisitely crafted, richly romantic tales by three of the brightest stars in contemporary fiction bestselling authors Kay Hooper, Iris Johansen, and Fayrene Preston. Filled with passion, drama, and a touch of magic, this festive gathering of classic stories available for the first time in ten years tells about the lives and loves of one unforgettable family and the enchanted heirloom that links one generation to the next. Christmas Past by Iris Johansen Killara, Arizona, 1893. Kevin Delaney had heard his share of tall tales, but none could match the one told by the Gypsy beauty he found rummaging in the attic of Killara, his family’s estate. The waif claimed to have traipsed halfway around the world simply to recover an old, long forgotten mirror. But Zara St. Cloud knows it is no ordinary mirror and she can see that the striking Delaney is no ordinary man. While he doesn t believe her talk of mystical relics and fortune telling, there s no doubt that a kind of magic is at work on his heart just in time for Christmas. Christmas Present by Fayrene PrestonTrue love remains elusive for Bria Delaney. But when she joins her parents at Killara for the holidays, Bria discovers an unusual mirror that reveals far more than her reflection. Appearing in the glass is a startlingly handsome man who just as mysteriously disappears until she meets him in person that very night. Kells Braxton is visiting on business, but the desire he stirs in Bria is anything but professional and the mirror foretells their every intense encounter, leading to a Christmas they ll never forget. Christmas Future by Kay Hooper A heartbreaking vision in the legendary Delaney mirror drove Brett Delaney to the other side of the world years before. Now his father s death brings him part of his inheritance: the mirror and the unbearable prophesy it offers sends him home to Killara this Christmas, determined to save the home he loves and the woman he s always loved.