EIGHT DAYS TO LIVE
Jane MacGuire is back in the spotlight -- as the target of a lethal cult. That, plus the return of other familiar characters, including one with a supernatural twist, instantly vests readers in the tumultuous storyline. Fans can always count on Johansen to weave consistently excellent, complex thrillers with an unusual edge.
A painting inspired by a series of dreams makes artist Jane MacGuire, Eve Duncan's adopted daughter, the target of an ancient and deadly cult. In eight days Jane will be sacrificed. In the meantime, her friends and family are to be eliminated. Members of this cult also believe Jane can lead them to a priceless historical treasure.
Horrified by the murder of her friends, Jane feels compelled to reach out to the mysterious and psychically deadly Seth Caleb to stop these fiends. While she tries to keep Eve and Joe Quinn safe, former assassin Jock Gavin insists on accompanying her on her hazardous treasure hunt. (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 416 pp., $27.99)