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Dark Summer: A Novel

by Iris Johansen

St. Martins Press | October 21, 2008 | Hardcover

4.3333 out of 5 rating. 3 Reviews

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: October 21, 2008

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312368089

ISBN - 13: 9780312368081

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Dark Summer: A Novel

Dark Summer: A Novel

by Iris Johansen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: October 21, 2008

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312368089

ISBN - 13: 9780312368081

About the Book

With lightning-fast pace, unforgettable characters, and gut-wrenching action, "Dark Summer" is compelling new terrain from the masterful author of "Pandora's Daughter, Quicksand," and "Killer Dreams."

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Chapter One Santa Marina Island 1:30 A.M.   " YOU’RE NOT GOING TO FIND anyone, you crazy dog." Jude Marrok climbed over another pile of rubble, trying to keep up with the black Lab. "And I’m not going to keep on chasing after you. I’ll give you fifteen more minutes. After that, I’m calling the helicopter."   Ned didn’t even look back as he sniffed desperately at the remains of houses toppled by the earthquake. He was making soft, whimpering noises as he searched the ruins for life.   Marrok muttered a curse beneath his breath. Dammit, he should have taken the dog down to the main rescue area after they’d been dropped by the helicopter in the foothills. This side of the mountain had already been searched by the canine rescue teams.   When the volcano on this small Caribbean island had caused a 7.5 earthquake six days ago, it had devastated the two villages on both slopes of the mountain. The rescue teams had worked tirelessly on both villages, but after no one was found, they had abandoned this smaller village to concentrate on the one on the far side of the mountain. His dog, Ned, had refused to go to the other side of the mountain and insisted on going to the now- deserted village, and Marrok had gone along with him. Most of the time the Lab’s instincts were pretty good, and it wasn’t that unusual for him to find survivors after other rescue teams had abandoned hope. But they’d been searching for two h
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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.

About the Author

Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of Quicksand, Pandora''s Daughter, Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim and more.  She lives near Atlanta, Georgia

Editorial Reviews

"Johansen keeps readers on the edge of their seats."-Booklist
 
"A uniquely gripping tale ... In a Johansen novel, the action is always intense and the stakes high, but the emotional temperature of this story makes it a blockbuster. It''s one of her best."-RT Book Reviews (Top Pick! and 2008 Suspense / Thriller Award Winner)
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