384 pages, 9.44 × 6.46 × 1.3 in
July 12, 2011
St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031265121X
ISBN - 13: 9780312651213
About the Book
Johansen delivers her thrilling and revelatory follow-up to the "New York Times" bestseller "Eve," which delves deep into the life and psyche of forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's lover and soul mate, Joe Quinn. As a ruthless killer closes in, long-held secrets are gradually and shockingly revealed.
Read from the Book
CHAPTER1 STOP ME. FIND ME. KILL ME.Agony tore through him as John Gallo pushed through the brush, the branches scratching his face as he ran.How long had he been on the run?Hours? Days?And why couldn’t he stop?Why couldn’t he let the sheriff’s men find him, shoot him? He knew these woods so well that it was easy to avoid capture. Whenever they had come near, instinct and self-preservation had kicked into high gear, and he had fled.And those instincts were so good, he thought bitterly. They had been honed by all the battles, all the killings, all the ugliness of his life. Save yourself so that you can kill again.But at least he had not stayed to kill his hunters. That was part of the reason why he had not exposed himself. He couldn’t trust himself not to kill them. He was too well trained, too expert in the ways of destruction.And then there was the madness.There was no telling where that sickness would take him.He was climbing, he realized. He was climbing the high hill where he’d done his last kill.Paul Black. He’d broken his neck.And Joe Quinn. If he was dead, that, too, could be laid at his door.He broke free of the shrubs and trees and was standing on the edge of the cliff over the lake.What was he doing there?One step, and he would plunge over the precipice.Why not?Maybe that damnable instinct would not kick in when he hit the lake below.“It will, you know.”He stiffened, afraid to turn around to see who had spoken.Madness. It was back, taunting him, torturing him.“Look
From the Publisher
#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.
About the Author
Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Night, Blood Game, Eve, and Eight Days to Live, among others. She began writing after her children left home for college, and first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, she began writing suspense historical romance novels, and in 1996 she turned to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
"Thrilling ... the pulse-pounding pace will leave readers breathlessly anticipating the final installment."—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)"Johansen’s intense storytelling style drags readers into a whirlpool of danger and treachery that can have horrifying results. It’s awesome!"—Romantic Times (Top Pick!)"Suspenseful and entertaining."—Library JournalPraise for the novels of Iris Johansen “Action-packed!”—Publishers Weekly on Eight Days to Live“With an imaginative plot and gut-wrenching action…this novel packs a wallop and is impossible to put down.”—Tucson Citizen on Eight Days to Live“You’ll want to keep the lights on while reading!”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Blood Game “Johansen is becoming a master of the macabre and paranormal thriller, and her latest riveting Eve Duncan tale has it all, from ghosts and secret cults to supernatural avengers.” —Booklist on Blood Game“Readers won’t soon forget either the enigmatic hero or the monstrous villain. This one’s chilling to the bone!”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Deadlock“Johansen’s knack for delivering robust action and commanding characters kicks into high gear.”—Booklist on Dark Summer“Action-packed, adrenaline-fueled…will keep [you] eagerly turning the pages.”—Publishers Weekly on Quicksand“Keeping the tension high and the pace relentless, prolific and compelling Johansen adds depth to her popular characters as she continues this suspenseful series.”—Booklist on Quicksand“Bestselling author Johansen captivates read