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The Perfect Witness
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September 2014  | 

She had the perfect life.

She had the perfect cover.

She was the perfect witness.

Until they found her.

From the blockbuster bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program.  What she once saw put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown.  She’s on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance.  As only Iris Johansen can do, the pages turn themselves and you won’t see the twists coming. 

Sight Unseen
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July 2014  | 

A deadly multi-vehicle pile-up on San Diego’s historic Cabrillo bridge is thought of as a horrific accident–until Kendra Michaels arrives on the scene and perceives it as something much more sinister. Blind for decades and now sighted, Kendra's unusual skill for observation is highly sought after by both the FBI and CIA. Now her amazing conclusions open up a multi-jurisdictional investigation that once again teams her with the FBI and federal agent Adam Kyle as they investigate a conspiracy so explosive that someone will kill again and again to protect it. As the killer casts a deadly web of lies, Kendra’s life hangs in the balance, as do the lives of those she holds most dear.

Live To See Tomorrow
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April 2014  | 

Catherine Ling is one of the CIA’s most prized operatives. Raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. Luke was kidnapped at age two, and now, nine years later, he has astonishingly been returned to her. Catherine vows never to fail him again. But when her job pulls her away from home, she relies on the brilliant and deadly Hu Chang to safeguard Luke in her absence.

Now Erin Sullivan, an American journalist with mysterious ties to Hu Chang, has been kidnapped in Tibet. If Catherine doesn’t agree to spearhead the CIA rescue mission Hu Chang himself will go, a possi [...] Read More

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Silencing Eve
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October 2013  | 

This is the finale that fans have been waiting for. In Taking Eve, the game began. In Hunting Eve, the chase was on.  Now, in Silencing Eve, the prey is cornered. Will Eve 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. 

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Hunting Eve
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July 2013  | 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen brings us book two in a heart-stopping new Eve Duncan trilogy.

The stakes are raised even higher in Hunting Eve as Eve battles the man who is holding her prisoner. Secrets about why Eve has been targeted come into the light, bringing Eve even closer to danger. With its cliffhanger ending, Hunting Eve sets up perfectly for the finale, Silencing Eve.

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Taking Eve
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April 2013  | 

#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 [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Sleep No More
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October 2012  | 

One woman held captive for decades . . .
Another one freed by the truth . . .
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. But now as she’s striving to begin anew, she can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen---or maybe already has. When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she’s hiding something. It’s odd that Sandra would get involved at all, and the fact that she adamantly refuses to go to the police for help reinforces Eve’s suspicions that something is very wrong.
Eve learns that Beth has been [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Close Your Eyes
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July 2012  | 

The New York Times bestselling duo is back in a suspenseful novel about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers.

The FBI doesn’t usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael’s astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can’t deny her unique skill, or the results she’s been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand.
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With Open Eyes
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June 2012  | 

Blind for the first twenty years of her life, Kendra Michaels learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Kendra's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. She cares little for investigative work but can’t deny her unique skill, or the results she’s been able to facilitate. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand, but her talents are put to the test when her mentor calls on her to help solve a mysterious disappearance and she uncovers one explosive secret that not even the police want her to find.

What Doesn't Kill You
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April 2012  | 

Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four.  Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information.  As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang—a skilled assassin and master poisoner.  As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now, she is known as one of their most effective operatives.  Having lived life in the shadows, Catherine is aware of the wobbly moral compass of her existence and even more aware of just how expendable she is to those she deals with. When her old friend Hu Chang creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it.  With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds [...] Read More

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Eve Duncan Collection
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October 2011  | 

A KILLER VALUE!
Just in time for Iris Johansen’s “The Killing Game” on Lifetime, get four Eve Duncan e-books together for only $19.99!
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen has captivated millions of readers with her fast-paced forensics thrillers featuring heroine Eve Duncan. Here together for the first time in a convenient eBook bundle are four of her popular Eve Duncan novels: QUICKSAND, BLOOD GAME, EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE, and CHASING THE NIGHT.

BONNIE
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October 2011  | 

Finally, in the trilogy that began with Eve and continued with Quinn, comes the story that fans have been dying to read. With the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA Agent Catherine Ling, Even Duncan gets closer and closer to answering the questions that have tormented her. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie’s father, John Gallo, is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle. And that Bonnie’s disappearance was not as random as everyone had believed. Eve Duncan finds herself in a deadly dance where answers will be uncovered, and justice might finally be served—if she can stay alive.

Recurring Characters: Joe Quinn, Eve Duncan

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QUINN
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July 2011  | 

In QUINN, delve deep into the life and psyche of Eve Duncan’s lover and soulmate, Joe Quinn… 
Detective Joe Quinn’s life hangs in the balance at the hands of John Gallo, Eve’s first love and the man who hold’s the key to the mystery of young Bonnie’s fate. Will justice be served? Can Joe help Eve on her quest? Emotionally charged with one shock after another, readers discover for the first time how Quinn and Eve met and fell in love against a backdrop of haunting tragedy.

Recurring Characters: Joe Quinn, Eve Duncan

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EVE
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April 2011  | 

Could John Gallo, a man from Eve’s past, be the missing piece to the puzzle that has haunted her for years? Why was he in Atlanta just before Bonnie’s disappearance? Find out in this brilliant narrative that goes back to Eve Duncan’s early life, exploring her history and motivations like no other novel before.
Finally the answers surrounding the disappearance of Eve Duncan’s daughter, Bonnie, will be revealed in EVE, the first book in a spellbinding trilogy from Iris Johansen.

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Chasing the Night
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October 2010  | 

A CIA agent’s two-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, eight years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Her friends, family, and colleagues tell her to let go, move on, accept that her son is never coming back. But she can’t. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her— and that person is Eve Duncan. She knows that Eve shares her nightmare, since closure is also something that eludes Eve after the disappearance of her daughter Bonnie. Now, Eve must take her talents as a forensic sculptor to another level, using age progression as a way to unite Catherine with her child. As Eve gets drawn deeper into Catherine’s horror, she must face looming demons of her own. Bonni [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Shadow Zone
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July 2010  | 

While mapping the ancient (now underwater) city of Marinth in the Mediterranean Sea, submersible designer Hannah Bryson discovers the shocking cause of the civilization's doom from a submerged fresco in the city center--the surrounding waters for hundreds of miles were afflicted with what we now call an Oxygen Minimum Zone or a "Shadow Zone", a condition in which oxygen has been leached from the waters, devastating plant and marine life. For an island dependent on such life for their survival, this caused a famine that many did not survive. In Marinth's case, it was caused by a rare algae. Hannah recovers samples of this algae and hands them off to a sister research vessel to take back to land for further analysis, but the samples never reach the lab. The truck en route to the vessel i [...] Read More

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Eight Days to Live
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April 2010  | 

In this relentlessly page-turning thriller, Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fears the most will become a reality. In eight days, she will die. It all begins with a painting that Jane, an artist, displays in her Parisian gallery. The painting is called "Guilt" and Jane has no idea how or why she painted the portrait of the chilling face. But the members of a cult who worship Judas Iscariot believe that Jane's blasphemy means she must die. But first, she will lead them to the eight pieces of missing silver that Judas received for his betrayal of Christ. The silver, and Jane's de [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Jane MacGuire, Eve Duncan

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Blood Game
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October 2009  | 

First comes darkness, then comes fear... Eve Duncan is back! Blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s latest thriller brings Eve closer to discovering her daughter’s killer…and into a web of danger from which she may not be able to escape… Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move…and who has a special affinity for blood. When a Georgia senator’s daughter is found murdered, and her body drained of blood, Eve Duncan is drawn into the web of Kevin Jelak—a serial murderer who is on Eve’s short list of killers who might know something about her missing daughter Bonnie. When a goblet of blood is found in Eve&rsqu [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Storm Cycle
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July 2009  | 

Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is hell. Her beloved twin sister has a chronic illness that will ultimately take her life. After that, Rachel will have no one. Until one day she receives a mysterious email from someone trapped inside a collapsed Egyptian tomb, thousands of miles away. John Tanek knows that Rachel is his only hope of survival and with trademark grim humor, he considers himself lucky that one thing on this expedition has gone right: his laptop still works. With time running out, Rachel orchestrates his rescue--and in doing so, drags herself into a deadly web. Because Tanek's "accident" was hardly that. What he has discovered is something many people want…and will kill for. Rachel soon learns that she needs the knowledge from the tomb as well, bec [...] Read More

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Deadlock
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April 2009  | 

Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side—until one day, her entire crew is massacred and Joel and Emily are held captive. Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth. For two weeks they try to survive, until Emily is the unwitting instrument in Joel’s demise. John Garrett has worked for the CIA, MI6, and whoever else needed his services. Now, the CIA comes calling with a desperate mission for him: save Emily Hudson. But their may be more to this job than they let him know. And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true. Emily has vengeance on her mind. W [...] Read More

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The Treasure
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December 2008  | 

Set largely in 12th-century Europe, this intricately plotted historical romance from bestseller Johansen, the sequel to Lion's Bride (1996), is replete with majestic castles, ruthless assassins and gentlemen rogues. Two star-crossed lovers become unwilling participants in a deadly struggle for control of an artifact that could contain the very secrets to immortality itself. Ex-assassin Kadar Ben Arnaud wants nothing more than to live a quiet life in Scotland with the love of his life, former slave Selene Ware. But when Arnaud is summoned by his old master to collect on a promise he made years earlier, he's honor-bound to leave the safety of his home and embark on a perilous journey to steal a priceless treasure from a stronghold in Tuscany. When Ware is kidnapped, Arnaud finds himself forc [...] Read More

Dark Summer
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October 2008  | 

It begins with a single shot. Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction. Jude Marrock is out for revenge and has no choice but to involve Devon in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with an escalating body count. She doesn’t trust him one bit, but when the shots start flying and friends start falling, she finds herself with nowhere else to run. And there are innocent lives, both human and animal, at stake, including Ned and his mysterious pack. Is Jude her salvation or her damnation? Are the secrets he’s protecting worth killing for . . . or dying for? With a lightning [...] Read More

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Silent Thunder
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July 2008  | 

Hannah Bryson is a marine architect who's been given a fascinating assignment. A Russian nuclear submarine called the Silent Thunder has been purchased by the United States for exhibition in a museum. All Hannah needs to do is run a schematic on the sub to check for hazards before it can be opened to the public. Her brother Connor, acting as her assistant, knows how much this work means to Hannah. But Connor discovers something on the sub…a mysterious message hidden behind one of the panels. And then, in a deadly explosion, Connor is killed. Hannah knows it's no accident, and the chase is on to find her brother's killer. Soon Hannah discovers that she's being used as bait. Because what she doesn't even realize she knows…could end her life as well. Brisk, exhilarating, an [...] Read More

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Quicksand
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April 2008  | 

Returning from Johansen’s New York Times bestselling thriller, Stalemate, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is still reeling from the disappearance of her daughter, Bonnie.  Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she enlists the clairvoyant skills of Dr. Megan Blair to help find her. No strangers to looking for clues where there seem to be none, the two women use their highly specialized talents to hunt down Bonnie’s elusive kidnapper and return her to her mother’s arms. But is Bonnie still alive? Will the two women find her in time?  Iris Johansen strikes again with this non-stop, action packed thriller, keeping readers turning pages well into the night.

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

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Pandora's Daughter
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October 2007  | 

Dr. Megan Blair is a successful young physician known both for her skill and her empathy. In fact, she's almost too open to the emotional pains of her patients and their families. Unknowingly, she is the carrier of strong psychic powers form her mother--powers that have been dormant for years. But now, everything is reaching a boiling point. Someone is trying to kill her, and others are trying to use her. Including the sexy Neal Grady, a man from Megan's past who holds the key to understanding her future. Now, the only question is: can Megan gain control of her heritage in time to save herself, and everything she believes in?Fast-paced, suspenseful and thrilling, PANDORA'S DAUGHTER is Iris Johansen as you've never read her before.

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Stalemate
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December 2006  | 

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is a complicated woman. She has survived her years in the school of hard knocks, although not without scars. And she has suffered the worst event a parent can, losing a child to abduction. Now she helps other stricken parents by reconstructing skulls so that victims can be identified. In this, she is one of the best. In addition to her work, she has Joe, a wonderfully understanding man with many military and government connections. But all this abruptly changes when Eve gets a phone call from Montalvo, a drug lord in South America in need of her services. Eve initially refuses to make the journey, but after he promises to use all his resources to find her daughter's killer and her body, this scarily single-minded and stubborn woman agrees to go, despite knowing [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

Killer Dreams
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May 2006  | 

Sophie Dunston, a top-notch sleep researcher, developed a drug to battle the insomnia from which her father and millions of others suffer. But her nefarious former boss and his cohorts have used the drug she created to alter the minds of ordinary people like her father, who killed his wife and threatened Sophie and her young son. With hardened heart, Sophie has one goal: to kill her former boss, since every attempt she's made to expose him to the authorities has failed. Just as she discovers that there are many victims of her nemesis' mind-controlling experiments, one shows up with the same murderous intention. Sophie is leery of Matt Royd, and his first thoughts are to use Sophie, the author of his nightmares, to destroy the others. Brutal and deadly himself, Royd leaves Sophie no choice [...] Read More

On the Run
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December 2005  | 

The CIA put Grace Archer and her young daughter, Frankie, under protective custody on a small horse farm in Alabama. When their cover is blown, the CIA wants to use Grace and Frankie as bait to smoke out Marvot, an old enemy. The only person who can help is Jake Kilmer, a rogue agent. Years ago, he trained Grace as an operative so that the CIA could benefit from her uncanny talent for handling horses. They wanted to find out why a French Moroccan underworld kingpin wanted to train two beautiful, wild, and extremely dangerous horses known as "the Pair." The mission was a failure, and Grace, then pregnant, went into hiding, distrusting Kilmer, with whom she was having an affair. Now Marvot has put a bounty on Grace and Frankie's heads, wanting to bring them back to Morocco to train the horse [...] Read More

Countdown
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May 2005  | 

The legend of Cira and her gold intrudes once again on Jane MacGuire's life. In Blind Alley, the streetwise adopted daughter of forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and Atlanta detective Joe Quinn became a serial killer's pawn. Now she's a target for terrorists who believe she has the key to a lost treasure. When one of Jane's childhood friends is killed, she realizes that she must find out why, especially when, as before, Scotland Yard's handsome Mark Trevor becomes involved. He has tried to keep Jane out of his latest escapade, but he swoops in to the rescue, bringing her to Scotland to keep her safe. Never completely on the right side of the law, Jane questions Trevor's motives while trying to keep in check the sexual tension between them as they try to quell a deranged madman who is after Trev [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Joe Quinn, Jane MacGuire, Eve Duncan

Blind Alley
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September 2004  | 

In her latest thriller about Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and the love of his life, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, Joe gives Eve a skull to reconstruct. Eerily enough, the face resembles 17-year-old Jane MacGuire, who has been offered sanctuary by Eve and Joe after surviving a rough-and-tumble life on the streets. Now it seems that a killer is trying to erase all evidence of her face because it is identical to that of a statue of a woman who died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Several look-alikes have already been killed in Europe, and Scotland Yard sends in hunky Mark Trevor to help. Eve mistrusts him, but Jane, who has had recurring nightmares related to the killings, believes that he's there to help her. Eve and Joe want to protect Jane, but the intrepid teenager knows that unless [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Joe Quinn, Jane MacGuire, Eve Duncan

Firestorm
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March 2004  | 

As a little girl, Kerry Murphy spent two years in a coma after losing her mother in a home fire. Kerry grows up to be a firefighter and then an arson specialist who uses her dog Sam as a cover for her remarkable psychic ability to telepathically sense fires. Kerry considers herself adjusted, at ease with her career and her talent, but she still suffers painful nightmares. Enter Brad Silver, who is also visited by terrible memories—he saw his older brother, a U.S. senator, and his brother's wife consumed by an explosion of fire as they stepped into their limousine. Like Kerry, Brad has psychic capabilities; in fact, he's known as a controller who can invade other people's minds. The president of the United States badly needs someone to locate and disarm a mad pyromaniac named James Trask, w [...] Read More

Fatal Tide
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September 2003  | 

Melis Nemid's isolated life on her own Caribbean island studying dolphins is interrupted by word from her foster father, Phil Lontana, introduced in Johansen's Dead Aim. He wants her to contact wealthy oceanographer Jed Kelby, who shares his fascination with the mythical, Atlantis-like city of Marinth. Against his nature, Phil insists he's eager to let Jed help him. This seems fishy, so Melis travels to Athens in search of Phil just in time to see him and his ship blow up. This is the first in a series of horrendous tragedies, and Melis seeks Kelby's help in finding out who is behind it all. Kelby agrees but sets a high price, insisting that Melis assist him in finding the lost city. There is a strange chemistry between them, but, initially, very little trust. Melis is the key to finding t [...] Read More

Dead Aim
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April 2003  | 

On assignment at a dam collapse in Colorado, photojournalist Alex Graham overhears a conversation between the conspirators who caused the collapse, which they disguised as an act of nature. When they realize that Alex has heard them, they go after her, and soon Alex's friend, Sarah Logan, is wounded in an attempt on Alex's life. Sarah's husband, John, a billionaire with political connections, believes he must hire someone to keep Alex safe. His contact is a man called Galen, a shadowy government operative, who in turn contacts Judd Morgan, a former military assassin who's been deep undercover. Knowing that Alex won't leave the dam mystery alone, and wanting to keep his own wife out of harm's way, John authorizes Judd to kidnap Alex and take her to a safe location. Alex persuades Judd that [...] Read More

No One To Trust
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October 2002  | 

Elena Kyler was born in Colombia and raised by her rebel fighter father, formerly an American mercenary. After her father dies and her rebel comrades sell out to druglord Rico Chavez, Elena, now in her mid-20s, concocts a desperate plan to save herself and her five-year-old son Barry from Chavez, who also happens to be Barry's father. She contacts the DEA, who call in the Bondian Sean Galen, a debonair maverick. The plan is to bring Elena and Barry to the U.S., then capture Chavez when he comes for his son. After a daring air-lift escape, Sean, Elena and Barry make it to California, but an ambush by Chavez's men leaves them running for their lives. Unaccustomed to relying on the kindness of strangers, Elena finds herself forced to lean on Sean as the two zigzag across the U.S., falling in [...] Read More

Body of Lies
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March 2002  | 

Just as there are sculptors who insist they liberate forms imprisoned within marble and granite, Eve Duncan, the strong-willed heroine of Body of Lies, is a forensic sculptor driven by a need to liberate innocence from the shroud of death. Tops in her field, Eve obsesses over recreating the likenesses of faceless, decomposed murder victims, using only their bare skulls as a guide. It's a spooky career that began when Eve's own daughter, Bonnie, vanished and was later discovered, the girl's remains unrecognizableA killer uncovers a shocking truth about Bonnie, driving a rattled Eve to take a dangerous assignment in the darkest heart of bayou country. There, at the weird behest of a shady senator, Eve rebuilds the visage of the politician's late rival, a challenge that nearly results in her [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Joe Quinn, Eve Duncan

Final Target
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May 2001  | 

Jessica Riley is a psychiatrist whose experience with catatonic trauma is personal as well as professional: she brought her beloved sister Melissa back from total mental withdrawal with her patience and skill. When the daughter of the president retreats into blankness after seeing her nanny and her Secret Service protector murdered, Jessica is summoned to treat the little girl. Although Jessica can't reach into her young patient's frightened mind, Melissa can--and only Melissa understands why Cassie's so afraid. When Michael Travis, the mysterious and not totally benign stranger who rescued Cassie from the kidnap-assassination that traumatized her, arrives at Jessica's Virginia estate, he's able to stop the child's nightmares long enough for Melissa to join Cassie in her self-imposed darkn [...] Read More

The Search
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June 2000  | 

Search-and-rescue worker Sarah Patrick and Monty, her talented golden retriever, take center stage in this deft, suspenseful outing. The immensely appealing heroine was introduced as a secondary character in Iris Johansen's previous thriller The Killing Game. Back, too, is John Logan from Face of Deception, the charismatic billionaire whose very personal vendetta against a stop-at-nothing killer pulls Sarah into a high-stakes game of search and destroy. When Logan's top-secret research station in South America is attacked and his chief scientist kidnapped, Sarah and Monty manage to track the hostage through the jungle and save his life. But that's only the beginning in what turns out to be a series of sadistic and deadly attempts to destroy Logan. Despite Sarah's initial distrust, she come [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

The Killing Game
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September 1999  | 

After the murder of her daughter Bonnie and years of work as a forensic sculptor, Eve had hoped to find some solace in semi-retirement. But when her friend Joe Quinn informs her of the unearthing of multiple bodies, including those of children, Eve cannot resist getting caught up. Those bones may be Bonnie's, and somewhere out there is a dangerous serial murderer. With Joe's loyal help, Eve grimly sets out to find a killer. Determined to remain objective, Eve begins to reconstruct the face of one of the victims. But the killer wants her to become involved, and manipulates Eve's life like a puppeteer. Terrified of the killer but spurred on by her memories of Bonnie, Eve takes a gamble with her life. She will do whatever the murderer demands: she will be the bait, betting her life for the ch [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Joe Quinn, Eve Duncan

The Face of Deception
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October 1998  | 

After losing her beloved child to a serial killer, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan survives by focusing on her career. The best in her field at rebuilding faces from bare skull bones, Eve specializes in identifying missing children. When billionaire John Logan requests her help in identifying an adult skull, Eve--already swamped with work--tells Logan that she isn't interested. But when he volunteers to donate a large sum of money to a charity for missing children in exchange for her time, Eve reluctantly agrees. Logan neglects to tell her that there are powerful, desperate people who are determined to keep the skull's true identity a secret at any cost. Eve's gut instincts tell her that Logan is holding back vital information: Does the billionaire really believe that he's uncovered new insig [...] Read More

Recurring Characters: Eve Duncan

And Then You Die
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January 1998  | 

As a photojournalist, Bess Grady is far more comfortable viewing life through her camera lens than firsthand; the extra distance makes it easier to accept life's atrocities. Still recovering from an assignment on which she witnessed the massacre of an entire Croatian orphanage, Bess accepts an easy assignment from a travel magazine to photograph a small village in Mexico and brings her sister along for fun. What awaits her is worse than she ever could have imagined: everyone in the village has been killed by a deadly poison. After rescuing the only survivor, Bess and her sister split up. Bess finds herself captured by the villain who seems to have plotted the horrible destruction. Her sister has disappeared, and the only hope Bess has to save her is to trust a man she believes to be a murd [...] Read More

Long After Midnight
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March 1997  | 

Kate Denby is on the run from a cold-blooded killer. A research scientist close to a breakthrough on a project that could revolutionize the health industry, she is unwillingly caught up in a web of danger, intrigue and murder. The stakes are high with her mother-in-law and son's life in jeopardy. Kate is forced to combine her scientific studies with Noah Smith, a scientist whose ideals match her own. But she must place her own safety and that of her son's in the hands of Seth Drakin, a man who incites her heart more than her trust.

The Ugly Duckling
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May 1996  | 

When a hit man murders her daughter, the only thing that keeps Nell Calder alive is her thirst for revenge. Armed with a stunning new face and a body to match, she sets out to kill. What she doesn't count on is that her quest for vengeance will also result in her gaining a new reason to go on living. A forceful, enigmatic hero with a dangerous past and a mission of his own; a focused, determined, and refreshingly creative heroine who develops quite nicely; and a few interesting secondary characters join forces in a well-executed story that deftly provides chilling suspense without sacrificing a warm romance.

Lion's Bride
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February 1996  | 

Indentured to a silk merchant, Thea of Dimas steals a basket of wriggling worms and sets out for Damascus to start her own embroidery-design studio and then effect the escape of her little sister, Selene. After her caravan is destroyed, Thea is rescued by blustery knight Lord Ware and carried (pressed up against his hard, unyielding armor) to his desert fortress, Dundragon. Ware, hunted by the Knights Templar because he's discovered the secret of their Lion Throne, must protect Thea from the deadly consequences to anyone who gets close to him. Thea, an ambitious career woman, must stop Ware from running roughshod over her big plans. Together the feisty lovers battle crusaders, Muslims and their own misguided agendas before settling down in the Scottish Highlands to breed lusty little bairn [...] Read More

Dark Rider
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May 1995  | 

Taken from France as a young child, Cassandra Deville has grown up wild and free in the South Seas. She spent her childhood following her artist father from island to island as her father crossed the seas, in constant fear that his mortal enemy would find and kill him. One day, when Cassie is on the brink of womanhood, the unthinkable happens. Jared Danemount, her father's sworn enemy, sails into the harbor with a retinue of sailors, ready to drag her father back to face his execution in France. Jared is enchanted with the bare breasted beauty he meets on the deserted beach. He's stunned to find that she is the daughter of the man he has sailed from England to capture. His desire for the beauty turns to rage when she drugs and binds him, allowing her father to escape back to France. Cassie [...] Read More

The Beloved Scoundrel
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September 1994  | 

Eastern European stained-glass artisan Marianna Sanders becomes privvy to a politically charged secret sought after by the leaders of two warring countries. One of them, Jordan, Duke of Cambaron, takes her to his home in England and tries to get the information gently; inevitably, they fall in love. His nemesis, the Duke of Nebrov, murders Marianna's mother and kidnaps her much-loved younger brother in hopes of extorting the information, but Marianna has plans of her own. To the author's credit, her romantic heroine has guts, intelligence, and strength that carry the day.

Midnight Warrior
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August 1994  | 

Raised to an independent womanhood by her mother, the healer Brynn of Falkhaar is now enslaved to the devious Saxon, Richard of Redfern. Hoping to better his position, Richard offers her services to one of the victorious Normans at Hastings. Under the watchful eye of Gage Dumont, an extremely tall, extremely wealthy and, yes, extremely handsome Norman warrior who is also the bastard son of the king of Norway, Brynn manages the miraculous cure of his great friend, the Saracen Malik--thereby winning Malik's devotion and the warm attentions of Gage as well. Alternately rebuffing and acquiescing to his advances, Brynn uses Gage's passions to protect those she loves from Richard's continued evil-doing and to wrangle a one-way ticket to Gwynthal, the island setting of idyllic childhood memories [...] Read More

The Magnificent Rogue
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September 1993  | 

Kathryn Kentyre has been said to be the illegitimate daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. For 16 years, Queen Elizabeth has kept her tucked away in the Midlands. With Mary's execution imminent, Elizabeth hits on a daft plan: she coerces the imprisoned pirate Robert MacDarren into marrying Kathryn and taking her to Craighdhu, his home in--of all places--Scotland. Kathryn, who has endured a wretched life in the home of a sadistic vicar, philosophically toddles off with Robert. En route to Scotland, the reluctant bridegroom establishes a "handfast" marriage, which he can dissolve after one year (thus disposing of his politically dangerous spouse) provided Kathryn does not bear a child. Robert's insistence on sleeping with Kathryn is illogical in light of the terms of the marriage and his wish to [...] Read More

Star-Spangled Bride
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June 1993  | 

The last thing Gabe Falkner expected was to be rescued by a golden-haired angel, but photojournalist Ronnie Dalton would dare anything to free the man who'd saved her life years before! He'd never let anyone close enough to touch him, but Ronnie was a seductive blend of brash child and world-weary woman--and when he embraced her with reckless abandon, he felt an overwhelming sense of possession. Bound to Him Body and Soul. Stunned by the electrifying heat of Gabe's touch, Ronnie felt at once utterly cherished and dangerously vulnerable. She yearned to belong to the man who'd been her inspiration, her secret fantasy, but she doubted she could ever be, part of his life. Gabe desperately wanted to give Ronnie something she valued as much as he did his freedom, but would destiny let them join [...] Read More

The Tiger Prince
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January 1993  | 

This adventure tale is set in late-19th-century India and Scotland. Jane Barnaby and her guardian, Patrick Reilly, are on the subcontinent building a railroad. Jane has hidden John Kartauk, a brilliant goldsmith who has crossed Prince Abdar, the local maharaja's son. Abdar strikes a deal with Ruel MacClaren and his half-brother, Ian, a pair of Scottish adventurers, to seek out Jane and John. Ruel soon suspects that he'll do better casting his lot with his quarry, and he's right: when he agrees to help Jane get John out of Abdar's clutches, John hands Ruel the secret to dealing with the maharaja. Unfortunately the escape plan goes awry in a horrible accident. Ruel blames Jane for the fiasco, and Johansen devotes much of the rest of this book to Ruel's efforts to make her pay.

The Delaney Christmas Carol (Christmas Past)
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November 1992  | 

Christmas Past by Iris Johansen Killara, Arizona, 1893. Kevin Delaney had heard his share of tall tales, but none could match the one told by the Gypsy beauty he found rummaging in the attic of Killara, his family's estate. The waif claimed to have traipsed halfway around the world simply to recover an old, long-forgotten mirror. But Zara St. Cloud knows it is no ordinary mirror—and she can see that the striking Delaney is no ordinary man. While he doesn't believe her talk of mystical relics and fortune-telling, there's no doubt that a kind of magic is at work on his heart—just in time for Christmas.

Last Bridge Home
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September 1992  | 

A young widow befriends a mysterious stranger, only to find herself drawn irrevocably into a strange world of fear and fascination, where she is unable to tell friend from foe, lover from enemy.Elizabeth Ramsey is trapped in a game of eroticism and deceit, when she becomes involved with Jon Sandell. For Jon possesses the power to read a woman's mind, to touch her soul, to know her every desire.

The Golden Barbarian
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March 1992  | 

A timeless novel of love and adventure set among the hot sands of an endless desert, here is the scintillating story of a fearless princess and a barbarian sheikh. Mysterious as the desert night and as rich as Midas, Galen ben Rashid sweeps Tess away to his palace in exotic Sedikhan and offers her freedom in exchange for a marriage that will join their kingdoms. Galen plans to make Tess a slave to his passion in order to bind her to his side. He doesn't realize that he will lose his heart in the bargain.

Winter Bride
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February 1992  | 

Jed Corbin slipped inside the island castle by night, determined to solve the mystery of the woman who'd won the prize that should have been his. But he never expected to tumble a captive princess to the floor, nor to feel an astonishing, furious desire for this voluptuous wildcat clothed in ermine and velvet! Ysabel Belfort had had her own desperate reasons for agreeing to become one man's fantasy, but now she was free of his prison, and prepared to trade everything she'd won for what she must have--Jed's help in returning to her home of San Miguel, to recover what she'd been forced to leave behind. Jed felt a savage pleasure in arousing Ysabel and commanding her surrender, but he was stunned to find the true conquest was hers. Engulfed in a whirlwind of danger and desire, helpless to res [...] Read More

Reap the Wind
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October 1991  | 

Having delivered two entertaining historical Wind Dancer novels, Johansen ( Storm Winds ) concludes her trilogy with a disappointing contemporary romance that collapses under the weight of its pretensions. A storm has destroyed half of the famous rosebushes on Caitlin Vasaro's estate in the South of France and endangered her plans to launch a new perfume when Alex Karazov rolls up in his Lamborghini with a proposition Caitlin can't refuse. He'll bankroll the perfume startup for a percentage of the profits and control of the campaign. Blinded by her growing affection for her savior, Caitlin is slow to realize that Alex (late of the KGB and CIA)stet ital has his own agenda: he wants her family heirloom, the Wind Dancer--a gold statue of Pegasus now in the possession of American politician Jo [...] Read More

A Tough Man To Tame
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July 1991  | 

Had she or fate chosen Louis Benoit to father the child she so desperately desired? Mariana Sandell wondered, as she evaded the stunningly handsome financial wizard's security and appeared without warning in the garden of his chateau. The business proposition she offered intrigued him beyond measure, but it was the mysterious lady herself he wanted-the sensual woman of secrets he must have. Tempted by pleasure she had never imagined, but tormented by a private sorrow she dared not confess, Mariana vowed to store up all the memories she could to sustain her through the darkness to come, the terror that stalked her dreams. Louis was moved by the courage beneath her brave facade, and stunned by the tender need she had to heal his wounds from a troubled past, but how could be fight the unseen [...] Read More

Storm Winds
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June 1991  | 

In the second part of her trilogy (which began with The Wind Dancer ) following the fortunes of the Andreas and Vasaro families, Johansen serves up a diverting romance and plot twists worthy of a mystery novel. Convent students Juliette de Clement and Catherine Vasaro feel isolated from the horrors of France's Reign of Terror until the night revolutionaries attack their "aristocratic" establishment, massacring nuns and students alike. The young women escape, but not unscathed: Catherine is raped, and Juliette murders one of Catherine's attackers. An enigmatic revolutionary named Francois Etchelet delivers the two young women to the Paris home of Catherine's cousin Jean Marc Andreas. Juliette, wanted for murder, barters for Jean Marc's protection: she will use her connections at court to he [...] Read More

The Wind Dancer
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February 1991  | 

Johansen ( Strong, Hot Windsone title/pk ) gets her new trilogy off to a promising start with a lively and imaginative blend of romance and adventure set in early-16th-century Italy. A small gold statue of the winged horse Pegasus that, as legend has it, was given to Lionello Andreas's family at the fall of Troy has been stolen by Lion's enemy, Francisco Damari. The rightful owner intends to steal it back. A contact alerts him to an accomplished pickpocket whose loyalty and skills can be bought: 16-year-old Sanchia, a slave owned by a local printer. Lion acquires the girl, intending to exploit her talents to recover the statue and then retire her to a life of comfort. But the plan goes awry, and and by the time Sanchia falls into the hands of the brutal Damari, Lion has already begun to wo [...] Read More

An Unexpected Song
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December 1990  | 

Taking the stage that evening, Daisy Justine had no idea that she was auditioning for her life. Watching from the darkness beyond the footlights was the world-famous composer Jason Hayes. The reclusive genius was seeking a new star to play the tragic heroine in his latest work, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello.From the moment he heard her sing, Jason knew he’d found the star he’d been searching for his whole life. But coaxing her from Geneva to the bright lights of Broadway wasn’t going to be easy. For she’d made a promise to another man that she couldn’t break–nor disclose to anyone, not even Jason.Jason has only two weeks to change Daisy’s mind. But the closer he gets to her, the closer danger comes. For there’s more than just artistic temperament behind Jason’s legendary seclusion [...] Read More

Tender Savage
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September 1990  | 

Ricardo Lazaro, legendary poet-warrior and rebel leader of Saint Pierre, had been captured saving her brother, and Lara Clavel had come to the Caribbean island ready to risk her life to free him. She knew the rescue plan would work only if she persuaded his jailer that the powerful freedom fighter had fallen in love with her...but once she faced the daring man of danger in his cramped cell she felt a savage desire to be possessed, to be bound to him in every way a man and woman could be! Ricardo was desperate to spare this golden angel any pain her brave act might cost, but he was wild with desire - and trapped by circumstance into taking all she offered. Only his strength had kept him alive through years of war...until Lara's sweet fire made him remember what the struggle had taken away. [...] Read More

One Touch of Topaz
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June 1990  | 

Samantha Barton survived imprisonment on the war-torn island of St. Pierre. Her family wasn’t so lucky. Now, in her new identity as the tough-as-nails revolutionary code-named Topaz, she enlists the aid of an enigmatic industrialist, Fletcher Bronson, on a risky mission to rescue some stranded refugees. Trapped behind enemy lines with a man she both fears and desires, Samantha finds herself irresistibly drawn by his promise of a new life away from the hail of gunfire. For Fletcher, Samantha is more than just an intriguing new lover. She’s an object he must possess and protect at all costs. Opening his heart to her was never part of the bargain. But when new developments from Samantha’s past life threaten to disturb his careful plans for their future, Fletcher must come to terms with the ch [...] Read More

Notorious
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January 1990  | 

Beautiful actress Mallory Thane endured the harsh, unforgiving glare of publicity during the trial in which she stood accused of murdering her husband. But even the acquittal that set her free couldn't ease the heartache of her ordeal. Desperate to get back her life, her career, and her sanity, she accepts a new movie deal on an island paradise -- only to realize that she has walked into a trap. Her captor is power player Sabin Wyatt, a dark, enigmatic man who still holds Mallory responsible for his brother Ben's death. But at the root of his scheme is his obsessive need to possess the woman who haunts his dreams, no matter what truth she's hiding.

Wicked Jake Darcy
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November 1989  | 

Women called Jake Darcy mad, bad, and dangerous to know, but Mary Harland insisted rakes were a thing of the past...yet wondered if the stories could possibly be true. She felt too innocent to enchant such a wanton man, but when Jake swept her into his arms and onto the dance floor she shivered in sensual delight as destiny joined them heart to heart! Jake was temptation in the flesh--and she was powerless to resist the desire he aroused. Her promised she'd never escape his passionate obsession, but even Jake could not protect her from dark forces who plotted against them.

Magnificent Folly
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July 1989  | 

After a tragic turn of events, Lily Deslin learned the hard way that people are not always what they seem. Now she’s rebuilt her life from scratch, returning to school and nurturing her beloved and talented daughter, Cassie. What she doesn’t know is that her quiet but satisfying life is about to change. At the beach cottage she’s rented for a well-earned vacation, Lily is being watched.Andrew Ramsey has been waiting for years, and now is the moment to make himself known. If he confesses the truth—a truth that will be all but impossible for Lily to believe—it will shake the foundations of her life and Cassie’s. As Andrew and Lily’s relationship heats up and danger threatens close at hand, how can Andrew admit that he’s been keeping from Lily an even bigger secret—a secret he must reveal to [...] Read More

Satin Ice
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October 1988  | 

Strong, Hot Winds
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September 1988  | 

Sheikh Damon El Karim had kidnapped her son Michael and taken him to Kasmara! Cory Brandel was filled with fury at his betrayal -- and shattered by guilt. She'd kept the child a secret from his father when her passionate affair with Damon had ended four years earlier, and now he had sworn revenge. He'd vowed to punish Cory for depriving him of his son, his heir, but could he really mean to imprison her in his palace and refuse to let her see Michael unless she surrendered to him? It was barbaric, savage, unthinkable -- and Cory had no choice but to go. Time had deepened the shocking heat of her attraction to this desert pirate, and Cory knew he had only to stroke her body and she would go up in flames. Damon had intended to bind her to him by force, in anger, but instead he was bewildered [...] Read More

Blue Skies and Shining Promises
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August 1988  | 

When she slipped into Cameron Bandor's hotel suite disguised in veil and harem costume, Damita Shaughnessy was determined to force the powerful executive to help her find her mother Lola Torres, who the world knew only as a glamorous sex goddess. But the bronzed panther Damita surprised in the darkness was not at all what she expected. He made her breathless, his eyes gleamed with steamy sensuality and a touch of mischief, and his lips taught her what no man ever had -- that she was a woman of flesh and desire. Cam's mouth burned her, his fingers caressed the warm satin of her skin, and Damita had no choice but to follow him -- deep into the Arabian desert, and finally to the wild outback he called home. When a desperate revenge endangered the woman he loved, Cam grew as ruthless and bruta [...] Read More

Man From Half Moon Bay
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May 1988  | 

Surprise. Panic. Then desire like an electric shock filled Sara O'Rourke when she saw Jordan Bandor across the crowded room. For eighteen months she'd lived free of the man from the harsh, unforgiving Australian outback who'd swept her off her feet, then wrapped her in a seductive web of sensual pleasure that left no room for work or friends. The walls she'd built against his obsession were strong, but he'd never tried to scale them... until now. The pain of losing her had taught Jordan that letting go was his only chance of holding on to Sara, even if he still hated to see her smile at anyone but him. But persuading her he'd changed, that he needed her help, was the toughest challenge he'd ever face...especially now that her life was in danger, and he'd do anything to keep her safe... eve [...] Read More

Wild Silver
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April 1988  | 

This Fierce Splendor
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January 1988  | 

Starlight, Starbright
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January 1988  | 

When the golden haired rogue in the black leather jacket dodged a barrage of bullets to rescue her, Quenby Swenson thrilled... with fear and with excitement. Gunner Nilsen had risked his life to save her, but when he promised to cherish her for a lifetime she refused to believe him. And yet she knew somehow he'd never lie to her, never hurt her, never leave her -- even though she hardly knew him at all. He shattered her serenity, rippled her waters, vowing to play her body like the strings of a harp... until he'd learned all the melodies inside her. Quenby felt her heart swell with yearning for the dreams Gunner wove with words and caresses. Did she dare surrender to this mysterious man of danger, the untamed lover who promised her their souls were entwined for all time?

The Spellbinder
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November 1987  | 

Brody Devlin had a notorious temper, a mesmerizing voice, and a presence so powerful he could hypnotize any audience into believing he was a king, a god, or the devil himself. But the man behind the jaded facade was what intrigued Sacha Lorion, made her try to persuade him they were related so he'd let her into his life. Amused against his will by the bony-haired gypsy sprite, Brody decided not to send her away -- at least not until he'd proven her claim wrong and taken the enchanting witch to his bed. But when a sniper's bullet revealed a danger from Sacha's hidden past, Brody exploded with a surprising gallantry, declaring himself her protector -- even if every bone in his body told him that she must belong to him body and soul, or he would go mad! Living in his spotlight was risky, Sach [...] Read More

Matilda, The Adventuress
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August 1987  | 

Matilda Delany, nicknamed Manda, felt the black flame opal calling to her from the abandoned mines on Deadman's Ridge, and she knew the missing jewel was the treasure she must find. She was always in search of the great adventure that was her destiny - and when film director Roman Gallagher barely missed her with his Jeep, she knew that lightning had struck! His suspicious nature did nothing to discourage Manda's exultation at meeting the brilliant, cynical man with the devil's temper.Losing himself in Manda’s silken hair and the reckless promise of her lips, Roman felt a primitive jealousy of any man who's known her before, and swore to make her forget. But his dark, tormented soul refused to accept the love she vowed. Could she persuade him that her siren's song was only for his ears?

Across the River of Yesterday
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May 1987  | 

From the moment he saw seductive, violet-eyed Serena Spaulding, Gideon Brandt was imprisoned by the reckless longings of his heart. But Serena escaped from his arms, and he couldn't find her again until years later. And then his overwhelming need to possess her placed them both in grave danger in savage, sun-kissed Castellano. Gideon's sizzling touch exposed Serena's secret yearnings and made her cling to his strength, teaching her that destiny had meant them to be together. She blossomed under the blazing intensity of his passion, but her own obsession for the man she could never resist would test her pride -- and her love. Swept up in a revolution that risked both their lives, could Gideon and Serena survive?

Last Bridge Home
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April 1987  | 

A young widow befriends a mysterious stranger, only to find herself drawn irrevocably into a strange world of fear and fascination, where she is unable to tell friend from foe, lover from enemy.

Til the End of Time
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January 1987  | 

Risking his fife to save the stunning American woman from certain death. Sandor Karpathan felt his rebel's heart fill with fierce desire, and he knew no power on earth could stop him from possessing her! Alessandra Ballard was dizzyingly beautiful, but it was her courage --and a will as strong as Sandor's--that bound her to this defiant man of honor. Thrown together in the heat of revolution, they made a reckless escape, only to be captured by the astonishing power of their desire. It was a time of heroes, and no time to fall in love, yet destiny had designs on both their hearts--if only they dared to seize the dream that beckoned...

York, The Renegade
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November 1986  | 

Heirs to a great dynasty, the Delaney brothers were united by blood, united by devotion to their rugged land ... and known far and wide as THE SHAMROCK TRINITY. Powerful men... rakes and charmers... they needed only love to make their lives complete.Some men were made to fight dragons, Sierra Smith thought when she met York Delaney. The rebel brother had roamed the world for years before calling the wild, rough mining town of Hell's Bluff home. York gazed at her with barely leashed violence before taking her in his arms, but the spirited young woman who d penetrated his renegade's paradise had awakened a savage and tender possessiveness he'd never suspected in himself. Sierra had known loneliness and isolation too--enough to realize that York's restlessness had everything to do with findin [...] Read More

York, The Renegade
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November 1986  | 

Heirs to a great dynasty, the Delaney brothers were united by blood, united by devotion to their rugged land ... and known far and wide as THE SHAMROCK TRINITY. Powerful men... rakes and charmers... they needed only love to make their lives complete.Some men were made to fight dragons, Sierra Smith thought when she met York Delaney. The rebel brother had roamed the world for years before calling the wild, rough mining town of Hell's Bluff home. York gazed at her with barely leashed violence before taking her in his arms, but the spirited young woman who d penetrated his renegade's paradise had awakened a savage and tender possessiveness he'd never suspected in himself. Sierra had known loneliness and isolation too--enough to realize that York's restlessness had everything to do with findin [...] Read More

Everlasting
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August 1986  | 

Knowing she’d have only one chance to enlist his help, Kira Rubinoff plotted her approach carefully. Formidable, seductive, handsome to the point of dangerous, Zack Damon didn’t suffer fools gladly, but Kira was no one’s fool. In this day and age, even a bona fide princess had to be more than just a pretty face. But from the moment of their first encounter at his mountaintop lodge, Kira's well-laid plans—and her life—were turned inside out. For the self-made international financier had been watching her for as long as she'd been watching him.Together they will embark on an adventure to a country as exotic as it is treacherous, linked by a shared destiny and a secret Zack has been keeping until the time is right. And with danger closing in on all sides, the time to reveal it could be now... [...] Read More

Always
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July 1986  | 

It began as a daring, desperate scenario to flush out a terrorist, a man whose crimes were serious enough for Sedikhan security chief Clancy Donahue to kidnap a stunning American singer to act as bait. A man who'd never known any true lover but danger Clancy had no defenses against the beautiful captive whose spirit and passion imprisoned his heart. Lisa vowed to resist the flames of need that burned in her blood, but soon both were consumed by an aching desire that was as overwhelming as the merciless desert sun. Before he could offer his beloved all the rest of his days, though, Clancy would be forced to risk her life....

And the Desert Blooms
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January 1986  | 

Don’t look for me. I’ll come back when I’m ready. Pandora Madchen wrote those words when she ran off six years ago. In that time she’d become a sensation with the rock group Nemesis, toured the world, and grown up, but she never forgot the promise she made herself. Now Pandora was ready to return to the desert state of Sedikhan and the man she’d loved too soon and too much. Sheik Philip El Kabbar was a businessman whose power and influence extended throughout the world—but for six long years he’d been unable to find the woman he still considered it his duty to protect. She’d come back on her own terms and to take the kind of erotic gamble that Philip always won. Only this time he wasn’t sure that in winning they wouldn’t both lose what matters most. Or that in loving her, he wouldn’t be hu [...] Read More

The Forever Dream
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December 1985  | 

HE PROMISES NOTHING LESS THAN LOVE WITHOUT END. Exquisite, radiant Tania Orlinov -- incomparable prima ballerina, renowned Soviet defector, she expresses the dreams of love only dance can reveal...but seeks none of them for herself. Brilliant, mysterious Jared Ryker -- an uncommon man with extraordinary vision, a gifted genetic scientist, he holds the key to an astonishing secret...and years to share it with one special woman. She has become his obsession. He longs to possess her with an enduring passion that time can never destroy. But when she is brought to him against her will by those who covet his secret, Jared is torn by need...and seduced by her beauty. Inevitably, desire flames between them -- stunning them both with its depth and intensity. But their private fantasy is shattered - [...] Read More

A Summer Smile
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December 1985  | 

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 [...] Read More

Blue Velvet
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March 1985  | 

Part gypsy, part untouched golden child of the sea, Kate Gilbert was the most bewitching woman Beau Landry had ever seen. Rashly he agreed to help rescue her friends, risking his ship, his crew, even his life. But Kate was no damsel in distress, he discovered, and showed him it was all he could do to match her bravado. But under the sultry moonlight, Beau took the lead, teaching his untutored Kate the exquisite joys of loving, vowing to make her happy, yet fearing that meant letting her go...

White Satin
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February 1985  | 

Director Joel Damon gets what he wants. And he wants Kendra. But the explosive attraction he feels at the mere sight of her is entirely new to him, and it hasn’t disappeared, not since their one unforgettable night together—and not since Joel discovered she wasn’t the experienced starlet he’d mistaken her for. Now he’s determined to extend that night into many more. But he’ll have to keep Kendra alive to do it, even if it ruins her career. For he has bigger plans in mind for her than she ever imagined.

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