And Then You Die (Paperback)

Author: Johansen, Iris

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Photojournalist Bess Gradys long-awaited vacation in Tenajo, Mexico, turns deadly when terrorists target the small town with a secret experiment that leaves its inhabitants dead and transforms Bess into an unwitting witness who is the only one who can st *Author: Johansen, Iris *Publication Date: 1998/10/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.75

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553579987
SKU 30377612
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553579983
Release Date 10/1/1998
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 1T
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Iris Johansen
Known particularly for her novels of suspense, Iris Johansen has seen dozens of her books appear on the bestseller lists. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Johansen was a voracious reader from an early age. Later, raising two children as a single mother, she worked as an airline reservations clerk and wrote in whatever free time she could eke out of her busy schedule. She sometimes arrived at the airport at five in the morning, so that she could have a quiet hour to herself, and she often wrote in the car while waiting for her son and daughter to finish their afterschool activities. (Her son, Roy, is now a screenwriter and has also collaborated with his mother on several novels.) After both had left for college, Johansen quit her job to try her hand at writing full-time. "I was just as voracious a writer as I was a reader," she recalled to one journalist. She began her career by penning romances--many of them for Bantam's "Loveswept" line--and soon became a familiar name to fans of the genre. In 1996, she branched out into crime fiction, publishing THE UGLY DUCKLING, about the victim of a brutal assault who is determined to get revenge on her attacker. Johansen has since become known for her recurring characters, and among the most popular of these is Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor who creates likenesses based on remains too decomposed to be recognizable. Eve, who is haunted by the murder of her own young daughter, made her first appearance in FACE OF DECEPTION (1998). "[The idea] came from seeing a documentary on the Discovery Channel," Johansen has explained. "I had never heard of a forensic sculptor before. I thought ?What if?' A lot of great stories have come from ?What if?'" IRIS JOHANSEN'S THE KILLING GAME, a film based on one of the Eve Duncan books, aired on Lifetime television in 2011.
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"The story moves so fast, you'll be reading the epilogue before you know it."
"Johansen continues the trend of creating female leads whose physical strength and personal courage are as well developed as the moral fiber they share with heroines of old. Heroes are crucial, of course. But in Johansen's fiction, the girl tied to the railroad tracks would have a Swiss Army knife at the ready."
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Editors Note Photojournalist Bess Grady's long-awaited vacation in Tenajo, Mexico, turns deadly when terrorists target the small town with a secret experiment that leaves its inhabitants dead and transforms Bess into an unwitting witness who is the only one who can st
Editors Note 1 She expected sunshine and balmy breezes. What she saw was everyone's worst nightmare.Bess Grady has heard the unmistakable sound before. She knows what it means. But not even the eerie lament of the howling dogs can prepare her for what has taken place in the small village. The seasoned photojournalist had been sent there on an easy assignment, and now she has stumbled upon something she was never meant to see. Amid chaos and fear, she joins forces with an intimidating stranger, a man whose alliances are unclear but whose methods have a way of leaving bodies in his wake. For what she has witnessed is only the first stage in a plan of terror that may kill us all. And she has no choice but to stop it—or die trying....
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Number of Pages 0352
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