Even the kindest people can be driven to vengeance. Artifacts expert Emily Hudson hungers for it. It doesn't take long for Johansen to toss her unsuspecting heroine into a horrific situation. From that moment, the pace is lightning fast, and the cat-and-mouse game completely lethal. Readers won't soon forget either the enigmatic hero or the monstrous villain. This one's chilling to the bone!
When the CIA contacts ex-mercenary John Garrett, he succeeds in rescuing Emily, but her need to kill Staunton burns in her heart. Despite himself, Garrett is soon caught up in Emily's terribly dangerous quest. (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 384 pp., $26.95)