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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 two. . . or even three--not until he finally gets what he wants: the secret Caitlin will die to keep.
A mystery and a thriller with romance all in one.
In this classic novel of love and loss from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, a delicate songbird discovers her true colors--with a little help from a charismatic billionaire intent on setting her free. Her dark eyes and haunting voice have earned gypsy-haired singer Sheena Reardon renown on both sides of the pond as "Ireland's Mournful Dove." Trying to forget her tragic past, she threw herself into her art long ago and let her overprotective uncle handle the rest. Now, at a stuffy New York cocktail party, she spots a friendly face in the crowd . . . and learns that it belongs to a ruggedly handsome, wickedly tempting stranger who knows her better than she knows herself. To oil magnate Rand Challon, Sheena is more than a carefully manipulated stage persona. She's a flesh-and-blood woman whom he desires with all his heart--which is why he spirits her away to his isolated mountaintop retreat. Out of the spotlight and under his sensual tutelage, Sheena learns to spread her wings. But Rand must leave it up to his reluctant lark whether to take flight . . . or find a home in his arms forever. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, The Notorious Lady Anne, and Unforgettable.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen offers readers a classic tale of a love that seems impossible--and a hunger that is undeniable. Jenny Cashman longs to escape the refined, rarified air of her exclusive Swiss education. At nineteen, she's desperate for independence--and to once again see the man she loves. So she sells her belongings, leaves Europe, and heads to Las Vegas. The sight of Steve Jason's newest palatial hotel and casino thrills Jenny--but not as much as the sight of the man himself. Steve came to her rescue after her father died, paying for her years of expensive schooling. Now, she must convince him that she's old enough to make her own decisions . . . including about her passion for him. Steve Jason is a powerful mogul, a man who came from nothing and made a name for himself in the industry before he was thirty years old. He takes great care to keep all emotional involvement with others to a bare minimum--with only one exception. Jenny has always been incredibly important to him. But how can he keep her safe when she seems oblivious to her own stunning beauty and the reactions she gets from other men? It will take all of Steve's resolve to protect her--especially from his own desires.
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen has written a sizzling historical tale of a prince, his new princess, and the happily-ever-after that will not come without a fight. While Silver Delaney is thrilled to have found her magnificent Russian prince halfway across the world, she can't help feeling lonely and isolated in her new husband's crystal palace, a shimmering estate built on a private island just outside of St. Petersburg. She has come to Tsar Alexander's court with nothing but good intentions, but the intrigue and deceit that surround her are nearly more than she can bear. What's more, her prince keeps disappearing. Has he lost his passion for her? Having rejoined the Tsar's court, Nicholas Savron has many responsibilities that carry him away from his bride. He knows that Silver must sense a distance between them. But when she is betrayed by someone he thought she could trust, Silver needs him more than ever. And Nicholas won't hesitate to show her just how far he is willing to go to protect her--and to feed the sensuous fire that burns between them.
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.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with the shocking conclusion to the latest Eve Duncan trilogy. This is the finale that fans have been waiting for. In Taking Even, the game began. In Hunting Eve, the chase was on. Now, in Silencing Eve, the prey is cornered. Will Eve Duncan survive? Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve's past ultimately become her undoing? In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a shocking, you never saw it coming conclusion. Iris Johansen's 2012 trilogy, Eve, Quinn, Bonnie was a phenomenal success, reaching number one on bestseller lists nationwide. Now, with this newest trilogy, the stakes are even higher because it's a question of capture and escape, hunter and prey, life and death.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past. For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure. Now, as she strives to begin anew, she finds herself on another missing-persons case-one that is as mysterious as it is personal. A woman named Beth Avery, who has been locked away in a psychiatric facility for years, has vanished. And her connection to Eve is deeper than she can imagine.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen weaves the unforgettable story of a man and a woman who come together under the spell of danger--and explosive desire. Brody Devlin, a powerful stage actor, likes his life uncomplicated. That's why he never forms attachments of any kind. But Brody doesn't know what to make of the unique beauty and intriguing candor of the escort who shows up at his hotel room. When he discovers that she's running from a threatening past, Brody feels an overwhelming urge to shield her--even if it means risking his own life. When Brody takes a bullet that was intended for her, Sacha Lorian is determined to repay him. If only he would have listened to her and just walked away. But Brody is like a man possessed. He's going to stay by Sacha's side. He's going to protect her. And he's going to ignite her deepest passions. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
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, Atlanta detective Joe Quinn, to travel to Montalvo's luxurious armed compound in 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 Joe, to the CIA, 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 Eve is in more danger than she can imagine. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
In this exhilarating novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, a woman accustomed to living dangerously must rescue the man she's never forgotten. When cable news mogul Gabe Faulkner is kidnapped by an overseas terrorist group, the last thing he expects is to be rescued by a beautiful woman. Photojournalist Ronnie Dalton claims she risked her neck only to win an Emmy, but Gabe senses there's more to the story. And though he's known her for only a few hours, he can't deny the sizzling chemistry between them--or his overwhelming desire to protect her. Ronnie doesn't expect Gabe to remember her. She was just a teenager when he saved her life. Now it is Ronnie's chance to return the favor. Once she accomplishes her mission, she'll walk away. But when Gabe throws Ronnie onto his getaway helicopter, he inadvertently puts her back in harm's way. For as soon as they touch down in the United States, she's going to be deported, or worse . . . unless she marries an American citizen. Gabe is up for the ruse. But he also seems to have other ideas . . . ideas that include thoroughly seducing her. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Mistletoe and Magic, Claimed, and After the Kiss.
Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is hell. While she continues to climb the corporate ranks, her beloved twin sister is plagued by a chronic illness that will eventually kill her, leaving Rachel all alone. Serendipity in the form of a mysterious email lands in Rachel's lap one day, but not without a price. Thousands of miles away, archeologist John Tavak sits trapped inside a collapsed Egyptian tomb with a functioning laptop. He knows that Rachel is the only person who can help him, but time is quickly running out. It turns out the collapse was no accident. John has discovered something very valuable in that tomb, something that humankind has been searching for throughout history, something that Rachel could use as it may hold the key to her sister's cure. While Rachel orchestrates his rescue, she soon finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of deceit and murder. Can she put her trust in John Tavak? She'd do anything to save her sister. Will they both live long enough to unravel the ancient mystery they've found inside the tomb? With Johansen and Johansen's fast-paced action, charismatic characters, and impeccable research, Storm Cycle will carry you away.
A twisted psychopath...a trail of violence...and a man and woman who will risk everything to stop him...Jean Marc Andreas wanted what was his by right. He was seeking justice--and he would use any means to get it. Juliette de Clement, a confidante of the royal family, could aid his search for the priceless treasure so many had killed to possess...and died to protect. But in eighteenth-century revolutionary France, a world of power and intrigue, soldiers and assassins, royalty and rebels, death could come in many forms and from any direction, and none more lethal--or more likely--than from the person you trusted most. Still, Jean and Juliette had no choice but to trust each other, because their very lives depended on it. Someone else was determined to have the Wind Dancer statue--and the legacy of power it bestowed. Someone whose twisted genius for evil was already wreaking a path of unspeakable violence that only together they could stop...even as they stood to be its next victims.From the Paperback edition.
It's twice the romance, double the sizzle in this special two-in-one edition from New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen. Here are a pair of classic contemporary novels that prove once and for all that when it comes to love, you can't get too much of a good thing. Stormy Vows For a struggling actress, a private audition with a young Hollywood turk like Michael Donovan was the break of a lifetime. But Brenna Sloan refused to be intimidated by the temperamental and sensually overwhelming filmmaker, even if it did cost her the role of a lifetime. For Brenna was both far stronger--and far more vulnerable--than Michael could ever guess. And the secret that she was keeping from him would draw them more intimately together with each encounter...and threaten to drive them apart forever. Tempest at Sea An idealist and activist, Jane Smith stole aboard Jake Dominic's yacht one warm Miami night as part of an anti-nuke protest. But in her earnestness Jane hadn't fully considered the consequences if she got caught or that her act of principled vandalism would end with her serving as Dominic's part-time prisoner and cabinmate. For the next two months she would accompany this successful, sexy but darkly brooding man aboard the Sea Breeze as they sailed around the Gulf of Mexico from one exotic port of call to another. Danger, close escapes, and erotic adventure await, but nothing can be more unexpected than their romantic destination.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen gives readers plenty of heat in a sultry tale of love and betrayal in the hot desert sun. Four years ago, after Cory Brandel's passionate affair with Sheikh Damon El Karim ended, she gave birth to his son--and kept it secret from him. When Damon finds out the truth, he kidnaps the boy and takes him across the world to his desert kingdom, knowing Cory will follow. Damon vows to punish Cory for depriving him of his son and heir, but does he really mean to imprison her in his palace until she surrenders to him? It is savage, unthinkable--but because she is fighting for her son, Cory has no choice. Time seems to have deepened the alarming heat of her attraction to this desert pirate, and Cory knows he has only to stoke her body and she will go up in flames. In rage, Damon had intended to bind Cory to him by force, but instead he is bewildered by his need for her touch. Until now, Cory never understood Damon's loneliness, but is she strong enough to give him the enduring love that he needs?
From #1New 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 bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with the first book in a chilling new Eve Duncan trilogy that asks the question: will Eve survive what lies ahead? Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's mission is to bring closure to the families whose loved ones have vanished. She knows their anguish--her own beloved daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her when Bonnie was just seven years old. It is only recently that this mystery was resolved and Eve could begin her journey to peace. Now, Jim Doane wants the same kind of answers that Eve always longed for. His twenty-five-year old son may or may not be dead and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence. But he cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past, so instead he chooses a bold step to find the truth--a truth that takes Eve down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history. Doane needs Eve Duncan's skills and he'll do anything to get them. Even if it means taking Eve.
From a "New York Times"-bestselling author 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.
In a classic historical romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, a bookish beauty and her rogue guide go in search of a city lost to the sands of time--and find a burning passion. Ever since she was a little girl, Elspeth MacGregor has dreamed of completing her father's quest to find the legendary lost city of Kantalan. After poring over textbooks, atlases, and tribal legends, Elspath knows everything there is to know about the ancient metropolis--except how to reach it. Now she's made the journey to Hell's Bluff, Arizona, in search of the man who may be her last hope of reaching Kantalan, despite his dangerous reputation . . . or maybe because of it. The last thing Dominic Delaney needs is to lead some stubborn scholar around on a wild goose chase. A wanted man, Dominic has never had time for fairy tales. But there's something about Elspeth's fiery determination that has him willing to suspend disbelief . . . and something about Dominic that has Elspath falling for the wrong man. Now, to reach the magnificent riches of Kantalan, the mismatched pair must first conquer the dark mysteries of desire.Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Remember the Time, The Vow, The Baron, Lightning That Lingers, Tall, Dark, and Lonesome, Dream Lover, and Legends.
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.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers the thrilling, sexy story of a tough-as-nails woman who must learn to trust the man who has sworn to protect her--and love her--at all costs. As the rebel leader of the revolution in his beloved country of Tamrovia, Sandor Karpathan is prepared to do whatever it takes for his cause--including kidnapping Alessandra Ballard, a beautiful American woman who's been targeted for murder. But Sandor soon discovers that protecting his hostage will be far more difficult than he imagined . . . especially when all he can think about is feeling Alessandra's sinfully curvy body pressed against his. Forced to fend for herself from a young age, Alessandra can handle whatever comes her way. She doesn't need to be protected by an arrogant revolutionary. Though Sandor gives her no other choice but to flee with him, Alessandra refuses to let him in even as he tries to save her life. Yet sharing such close quarters weakens her resolve against her irresistible captor. And when Sandor's enemies catch up to them, their only hope of staying alive is for Alessandra to surrender her trust--and her heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score, Flirting with Disaster, and Long Simmering Spring.
In this classic romance from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Johansen, the beautiful Billie Callahan is swept away by a seductive mystery man who comes to her rescue during a sandstorm in the Middle Eastern desert.
Two unlikely treasure hunters. . . Lady Selene Ware was nothing more than a harem slave when reformed assassin Kadar Ben Arnaud helped her escape to her native Scotland. But she still wasn't safe from the sheikh who claimed her as his property--and who now forces her and Kadar on a quest to find the most powerful religious relic of all time. One perilous journey. . . So begins a dangerous odyssey that leads Selene and Kadar to an encounter with the reclusive Tarik, who now possesses the treasure. The closer they come to discovering its secret, however, the closer they will come to losing each other--and their lives. The stakes couldn't be higher. . . . The truth is far more explosive than the treasure hunters could ever have realized. Even as Selene grasps the key to this age-old mystery, Kadar is forced to step over the line separating the dark path from the light to save her from an unthinkable fate.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen gives readers a sensational story of man who has everything . . . except the trust of the woman he adores. Billionaire Alex Ben Raschid can't remember the last time he heard the word "no." As Houston's economic powerhouse and heir to a vast, oil-rich Middle Eastern sheikdom, Alex is used to getting what he wants. And when he lays eyes on Sabrina, the sensuous redhead hired to belly dance for his party, he wants her . . . and immediately sets out to possess her--heart and soul. But it is clear that his virile and arrogant manner will never win him Sabrina's heart. Could Alex ever be humble enough to sway her? From an early age, Sabrina Courtney has had to fend for herself. And ever since the man who has always been like a brother to her suffered a medical tragedy, she's been caring for him, too. Paying the bills with her NoveltyGram job, keeping them both afloat--that's what matters to the trustworthy redhead. So when Alex begins to ferociously pursue her, Sabrina is unimpressed. She's certain that the mansion, the Italian sports car, and the smoldering eyes get him everything he wants and more from other women, but Sabrina is not like other women. She cannot even imagine falling for the billionaire--until she does.
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.From the Paperback edition.
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