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Title:
No easy target
Author(s):
Johansen, Iris,
ISBN/ISSN:
9781250075840 (hardcover)

125007584X (hardcover)
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
340 pages ; 25 cm
Abstract:
"When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. But danger is in hot pursuit, and Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she's No Easy Target in this high-octane thriller"-- Provided by publisher.
Pub Date:
St. Martin's Press, 2017.
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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with another thriller, No Easy Target

Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. And so those creatures became her only friends, her only joy during a desolate childhood. Now Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, close to the animals and under the radar. But her abilities have not gone unnoticed and there are those who would use them for their own purposes. Determined not to be a pawn in anyone's game, every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots her life and outruns them.

When John Lassiter breaks into Margaret's apartment, she vanishes again, but Lassiter has good reason to be persistent. As a CIA operative, he owes his life to his men , one of whom is being held captive by an unrelenting enemy--an enemy who has set his sights on Margaret. Which means that Lassiter must control her to use her as bait.

With danger in hot pursuit, Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to stop or be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has ever learned to not only survive, but to defeat a great evil. And to prove once and for all that she's no easy target.


Author Notes

Iris Johansen was born on April 7, 1938. She started writing when her two children were in college. A year later she finished her first novel, a contemporary romance. After writing many best-selling historical romances and fantasies, including the Sedikhan and Clanad series, she turned to suspense fiction. Her works include And Then You Die, The Ugly Duckling, Pandora's Daughter, Killer Dreams, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, The Perfect Witness, Night Watch, the Eve Duncan series, the Catherine Ling series, and the Kendra Michaels series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Iris Johansen is the bestselling author of "The Ugly Duckling", "Long After Midnight", "And Then You Die", "The Face of Deception", "The Killing Game", & "The Search". She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

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Booklist Review

Having escaped the clutches of demonic drug lord Stan Nicos, animal whisperer Margaret Douglas has worked hard to protect her identity and stay under the radar, so when the handsome and tenacious CIA operative Lassiter tracks her down in San Diego, Margaret tries to go to ground once more. Lassiter, however, needs Margaret as a bargaining chip in his own battle with Nicos, who is holding one of Lassiter's dearest friends in a torture camp deep in the Colombian jungle. While Margaret has learned to trust no one, her ultraempathic nature can't help being moved by Lassiter's genuine concern for his friend, and his romantic feelings for her. From the high seas to the deepest rain forest, Margaret and Lassiter form a reluctant but intrepid team as they confront a mutual enemy. An important but secondary character in Johansen's (Night and Day, 2016) popular Eve Duncan series, Margaret comes into her own in this engrossing thriller. Loyal Johansen fans will welcome yet another strong female hero to her prolific body of work.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2017 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Margaret Douglas, who's been a supporting player in bestseller Johansen's Eve Duncan series (Silencing Eve, etc.), takes center stage in this exciting standalone. As a volunteer at the San Diego Zoo in California, Margaret has been making good use of her psychic ability to communicate with animals such as Zaran, a stubborn tigress who refuses to accept her cub. Late one night, just as she shuts Zaran's cage, Margaret feels a gun in her back. John Lassiter, a former CIA operative, is prepared to use force to ensure that she joins him on a mission to rescue his mentor, CIA agent Sean Patrick. Patrick has been captured by Stan Nicos, a sadistic criminal who once held Margaret captive and killed her friend Rosa. Lassiter intends to let Nicos, who covets Margaret's skills as an animal communicator, think that he's willing to trade her for Patrick while actually keeping her safe. Margaret, who doesn't trust Lassiter at first, has plans of her own. Johansen keeps the suspense high as Lassiter and Margaret work together to ensure Patrick's survival. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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