“Countdown” – by Iris Johanson

About a year ago when I stayed with one of my friends in the US for 2 weeks her mom introduced me to Iris Johansen and her books and she soon became one of my favourite thriller genre authors. This is the sixth book of the Eve Duncan series and it follows “Blind Alley”.  

COUNTDOWN is a fantastic action-packed thriller where the stakes are high and failure could result in the death of millions. Over the course of the Eve Duncan forensic thriller series Eves adopted daughter Jane has evolved from a streetwise delinquent into a beautiful headstrong adult who will do whatever it takes to save her country. Trevor, an ex- mercenary operating on both sides of the law, meets his match in Jane and their relationships is full of attraction.

In Death Alley, Johansen introduced us to the legend of Cira’s gold as well as the growing sexual tension between Eves daughter Jane and Mark Trevor.

“Don’t kill her. She’s no good to us dead.” The words haunt Jane MacGuire after a shocking attack shatters her world in an instant.

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

Who is after her–and what do they want so badly they’ll kill anyone in their way?
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.

Trevor who cares about Jane is determined to protect her just as he intends to stop Grozak from carrying out his plan. Jane joins the mission to stop the man knowing it might coast her everything if they fail.

Grozak, a hate filled racist who detests the United States is prepared to go to any lengths to kidnap Jane and find the gold and coins and bring them all to Reilly if he will brainwash people into becoming suicide bombers for an attack on the United States that will make 9/11 seem small in comparison.

Iris Johansen on the web


2 responses to ““Countdown” – by Iris Johanson

  1. Love the synopsis..may have to read some of her books!

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