Format: Trade Paperback
Published: December 27, 2005
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553803433
ISBN - 13: 9780553803433
About the Book
For eight years, single mother Grace Archer has lived a picture-perfect life raising her daughter on a horse farm. When the ghosts of Grace's past violently shatter her peace, she must resume an identity she thought cast off forever, joining forces with a man she thought she'd never see again.
Read from the Book
1 El Tariq, Morocco Get the bastard! He''s trapped." The hell he was, Kilmer thought savagely as he gunned the jeep up the hill. He wasn''t about to let them catch him when he''d come this far. A bullet tore past his ear and splintered the windshield. Too close. They were gaining on him. He put his foot on the brake and slowed the jeep down. He swerved around a curve in the road, braced himself, and then jumped into a mud-and-sand-filled ditch at the side of the road. Christ, that hurt. Ignore it. He rolled over and dashed into the brush, watching the jeep roll driverless away from him and then veer toward the edge of the road. With any luck they''d think that shot had struck him and not try to analyze why the jeep appeared uncontrolled. Now wait for the truck pursuing him. He didn''t have to wait long. The Nissan truck roared around the curve. Two men in the cab. Three in the open back of the truck. The man on the right side of the back was the one with the rifle. He was aiming at the jeep again. Let them get a little nearer . . . They were passing him. Now! He stepped out of the brush and threw the grenade he''d pulled out of his backpack. He hit the dirt as the grenade struck the truck and exploded. A second explosion rocked the ground as the gas tank of the truck blew. His head lifted. The truck was a blackened, flaming ruin; smoke was curling up toward the sky. And that smoke would be seen for miles. Move! He jumped to his feet and started to run toward the glade at
From the Publisher
#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.
About the Author
IRIS JOHANSEN, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. The bestselling author of Countdown, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, Body of Lies, The Search, and Final Target, among many other novels, lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where she is currently at work on a new novel.
"Johansen blends action, suspense and family values.... Readers may expect a sequel."—Publishers Weekly