by Johansen, Iris

"Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy Seal Joe Quinn are about to give Seth Caleb their trust for the most important duty of his life: keeping their daughter, Jane, safe at any cost. Because Jane's talent as an artist has brought her to the attentionof a madman. Seth, Jane's longtime ally and fierce protector, is determined to keep her out of danger, but that becomes nearly impossible when Jane is forced to take matters into her own hands and confronts the man who wants her for himself...and wants Seth Caleb dead. As Jane and Seth chase down their blood-thirsty adversary, they finally commit to one another - in the culmination of the love story that fans have been waiting for. As the two come face-to-face with danger, one thing is made clear: it will take both of them working together to confront and defeat this evil"-

Iris Johansen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty consecutive bestsellers. Her series featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has sold over 20 million copies and counting and was the subject of the acclaimed Lifetime movie The Killing Game. Along with her son Roy, Iris has also co-authored the New York Times bestselling series featuring investigator Kendra Michaels. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

A portrait of a beautiful woman bearing a striking resemblance to Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane MacGuire, is stolen from the castle home of one of Scotland's most powerful men, John MacDuff. The thief leaves a message behind, a brutal and macabre image that indicates that Jane is a potential target in an imminent killing spree. Fearing for the safety of Jane and her preternaturally empathic son, Michael, who are working at an archaeological dig in Wales, Eve enlists Jane's on-and-off love interest, Seth Caleb, to ensure her family's safety. With his unique ability to alter a person's physical state and mental perceptions, Seth pursues the villainous cult-killer, Stefano Luca, as he creates a barbarous trail of clues which taunts Jane and challenges Seth's powers. In vintage Johansen fashion, in her twenty-seventh Eve Duncan thriller, allies and adversaries tangle in a contest of wills, while murders increase and mayhem escalates. This storytelling technique showcases each character's individual strengths and exemplifies Johansen's ability to strike a satisfying balance between electrifying action and emotional intensity. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

A couple inconveniently at odds with each other battle a sociopath in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Continuing the battle against evil she and Seth Caleb joined when they rescued Seth's sister, Lisa, in Mind Game (2017), Jane MacGuire becomes a target of people seeking to take advantage of Seth's dangerous gift of killing people using his mind as a weapon. This time Jane and her 10-year-old brother, Michael, are targeted by Stefano Luca, a ruthless sociopath who's used art theft to finance his fanatical determination to become a modern Medici. First a portrait that looks just like Jane is stolen from a Scottish castle, replaced by a photograph of her dripping in blood. Soon after Seth suddenly turns up at an archaeological dig in Wales where Jane and Michael are staying, someone shoots at them. Michael is psychic, and even though the siblings' parents, Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, don't encourage him to use his skills, he's communicating psychically with a boy in Italy who's been tortured. Jane may have ended her relationship with Seth, but he'll do anything to keep her safe, and their sexual attraction smolders even while they squabble. Now they must combine their skills and talents to take down Luca, who'll stop at nothing to bring his dream to fruition. Familiar characters and a touch of the supernatural can't overcome the derivative plot and lack of terror or suspense. Copyright Kirkus 2020 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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