Rico Chavez is the most terrifying type of killer there is. Not only does he kill without remorse, but he is intelligent, crafty, and incredibly charming. This deadly combination guarantees that nobody can refuse Rico, at least not for very long. So when Rico sets out to kill Elena Kyler, she soon finds that she has No One to Trust.
Elena is trained as an assassin, and is used to having to fend for herself. She does not need anybody or anything to help her survive except that which is located between her ears. When Rico sets his sights on her, however, Elena realizes that this is one problem she cannot solve alone. And at a time when anybody could be a danger to her, Elena seeks out a very dangerous man.
Sean Galen is no idiot. He knows that the only reason Elena is seeking his help is out of sheer desperation. This is not the calm, calculated decision of a trained assassin, but the frantic plea of a mother who wishes to protect her child. The life which Elena is seeking to save is not her own. Although she does not wish to die, Elena's true goal is to spare her son from being raised in a world where the only parent he has to take after is his psychopath of a father.
Iris Johansen, born in the USA in 1938, is a critically acclaimed writer of mystery and suspense. Having been writing novels since her children left for college, Johansen had seen 17 consecutive books reach the #1 bestseller spot as of November 2006. Her two children are also involved in the writing trade- her son as an Edgar award winner, and her daughter as her personal research assistant. Johansen currently resides in Georgia with her husband.
The #1 New York Times
bestselling author of Final Target,
Iris Johansen raises the stakes and the heart rate with this relentless new
thriller that follows the harrowing trail of a ruthless killer on the hunt—and
the woman who is determined to hunt him down.
He is the most terrifying of killers: ruthless, cunning,
charismatic. And he has the means to get whatever he wants. And what Rico
Chavez wants most is Elena Kyler—and he wants her dead. Trained as an assassin,
Elena didn’t need anyone to survive. But now she finds herself on the run from
one dangerous man and turning to another for help.
Sean Galen was a man without illusions. He knew it was only
desperation that caused Elena to accept his help—a mother’s desperation to save
her young son from a psychopath father who would raise their son in his own
chilling image. And yet he was determined to get this woman who had never been
able to trust anyone or anything in her whole life to accept him as her ally.
But both Galen and Elena know that Chavez’s power and wealth mean there is no
place they can be safe and no one they can trust—not even each other. Already
Chavez’s assassins and connections to those in the highest positions of power
have turned this into a war with no rules.
With two shocking acts of brutal violence, Chavez shows he
will stop at nothing and that nothing will stop him. Soon a trail of horrifying
murders will follow Galen and Elena across the country to a last stand and a
shattering showdown. For Chavez is a master of control and he wants more than
just to take Elena’s life. He wants her alive long enough to see him destroy
every reason she has for living. He wants her to turn against everything and everyone
she ever believed in. He wants her to commit the ultimate act of betrayal. And by the time he is through, he wants her to beg him to take the only thing she'll have left to give: her life. Download and start listening now!