The breathtaking conclusion to Johansen’s latest Eve Duncan trilogy is terrifying and truly heart-shattering. Johansen weaves in numerous twists and turns that keep the plot moving and provide lots of surprises. The stakes are enormous, yet also very personal as characters must make choices that will change everything. Hang on, this is one hell of a roller-coaster ride!
The explosion that appeared to kill both Eve Duncan and deranged killer Jim Doane was carefully planned. But thanks to animal whisperer Margaret’s ability, Quinn, Jane and Kendra realize Eve is still alive. In order to not tip their hand, her family and friends continue acting as if Eve is dead. CIA operative Catherine Ling races back to help, planning to enlist legendary assassin (and Eve’s father) Lee Zander. As Eve’s allies use their special abilities to track Doane and Eve, they discover a much more terrifying plan in motion — one that will have deadly consequences. (ST. MARTIN’S, Oct., 416 pp., $27.00)