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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Kate Burton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Eve Duncan Series Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9780739308905
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When it reaches zero, you die.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sets her readers’ pulses racing once again in this relentless psychological thriller of a young woman caught in a maze of secrets and stalked by a merciless killer. The countdown begins the moment you open this riveting novel that only grows more electrifying as the pages turn, more exciting as time runs out…

“Don’t kill her. She’s no good to us dead.” These words haunt Jane MacGuire after a shocking attack shatters her world in an instant. Was it a random kidnapping attempt—or the countdown to something far more sinister?

Who is after her—and what do they want so badly they’ll kill anyone in their way? That’s what Jane is determined to find out, without the help of the police, the FBI, or her adoptive parents, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and her husband, Joe Quinn, of the Atlanta PD—because whoever is after her won’t hesitate to hurt those she loves the most. Now Jane will go on the run with the only man who may be more dangerous than those who are pursuing her. A smuggler, a con man, and who knew what else, Mark Trevor had his own mysterious reasons for wanting to keep Jane safe and out of the hands of a killer obsessed with a two-thousand-year-old mystery that could rock the modern-day world.

Orphaned at an early age, Jane grew up the hard way, but she was given a new life, a loving family, and a chance to pursue her interest in one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed. Now someone was trying to destroy that new life before it could even get started. The past is returning with the kind of vengeance that knows no mercy. The countdown has already begun, and it’s approaching zero faster than anyone thinks.

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Quotes & Awards

  • [A] thrill ride.... Action, romance, castles, bomb plots and a booby-trapped hideaway in snowbound Idaho—what more could Johansen fans want? Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Midgley | 2/16/2014

    " Couldn't wait to find what was going to happen next in the series and with Jane. This was a captivating story that has you on the edge till the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/13/2014

    " Great book. Jane gets her first real appearance and focus in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Kilbride | 2/10/2014

    " I loved this book, one of my favourite from the Eve Duncan series! Love Trevor and Jane together! Can't wait to read the next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 2/8/2014

    " As I said in a review of another book by this author, she is an excellent writer but I never became enthralled with this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 2/5/2014

    " Again Iris Johansen provides an entertaining plot with a lot of suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/30/2014

    " This is one compelling read that features Eve's daughter Jane into Scotland for protection. It's a good sequel from Blind Alley. Lots of suspense and good action and romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 1/25/2014

    " It might well be the best of the Iris Johansen books that I've read so far, and believe me, if you like courage, determination, self-preservation, confidence, beauty and grace all in one heroine... go look for Johansen's JANE MAC'GUIRE!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Stein | 1/23/2014

    " One of the better Eve Duncan books so far. Story revolves around Eve's adopted daughter Jane. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 1/20/2014

    " I've ended up listening to this series backwards, starting with book 9 and working my way back. I was surprised to find that the Trevor character seems like a different person in this book. I suppose that this character has developed in later books but, I was confused for a good portion of the book. I suppose this is what happens when you read a series backwards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renna | 1/20/2014

    " This is a good one - but probably my least favorite of the Duncan series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/29/2013

    " I liked the book. It keeps your attention and is a fast read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Idyllwilde | 12/19/2013

    " How does this woman get published?????! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/17/2013

    " WOW! So far this has been my favorite book in the series. I love reading about a strong woman who can hold her own ground. This book has two woman who fit that description. Can't wait to see where Jane is taken next and I like Trevor too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 11/11/2013

    " A story about Jane! These books about Eve Duncan are such great thrillers for me. The romance entwined in the mystery is great for me. I like Ms. Johansen's Eve Duncan series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Milah | 10/31/2013

    " Stupidest book ever. I like the author but her Eve Duncan series is just terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 10/20/2013

    " This continuation of Jane and Trevor's story was not as good as the last installation (The Search). It had some promising moments, but seemed to fall flat towards the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adrienne | 5/4/2013

    " This book was OKAY. I kept waiting on it to get better but it wasn't the page turners I was used to. I have read all of Johansen's other books and this one was just..blah. I finished it just so I could move on to something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/29/2012

    " Excellent book about treasure buried by an ancient volcano in Italy - and a Scottish Laird and his castle in Scotland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/29/2012

    " This was the second time I read this book. The "shocker" at the end was still a shock! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Journeywoman | 10/25/2012

    " Good turn-the-pager. Good beach read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 joyce lynn | 7/7/2012

    " i didn't think it was possible, but she actually out did herself! there were more unexpected twists and turns than on a roller coaster ride!! phenominal mystery thriller!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Salsbury | 5/2/2012

    " I loved this boook majorly! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Willow | 9/4/2011

    " Never has it taken me so long to read Johansen book. The characters weren't intriguing, the plot blatantly obvious and just seemed too blah. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andra | 4/26/2011

    " a sequel to another. I didnt care for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen Booz | 3/23/2011

    " Iris rarely disappoints, and this one was as good as all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 3/23/2011

    " These are just fun, quick reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 3/2/2011

    " As I said in a review of another book by this author, she is an excellent writer but I never became enthralled with this series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Milah | 2/12/2011

    " Stupidest book ever. I like the author but her Eve Duncan series is just terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/10/2011

    " Excellent book about treasure buried by an ancient volcano in Italy - and a Scottish Laird and his castle in Scotland. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 10/29/2010

    " What can I say I really didn't enjoy this book, But I got through it, by the skin of my teeth. Just couldn't get into it. The end was the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 9/12/2010

    " great continuation of Eve Duncan series. Jane is very strong and has grown up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 6/28/2010

    " Great book, fast paced with characters being on the good and the bad side. It almost leaves you wondering if there will be a sequel. Very good, page turner, lots of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 4/27/2010

    " I was disappointed in the last Johansen book, but wasn't disappointed in this one. An Eve Duncan-tale but her and Joe take a back seat to their adopted, college daughter, Jane. Fast-paced, sometimes "Indiana Jonesy" but with enough twists and turns in the plot to keep me interested! "

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About the Author
Author Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, Body of Lies, The Search, and many other novels. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. 

About the Narrator

Kate Burton is best known for her work on Broadway (Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife, Spring Awakening) and television (Grey’s Anatomy, Empire Falls). Her films include Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Unfaithful, and Remember Me. She can also be heard on the audiobooks Port Mortuary and The Scarpetta Factor.