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Countdown (Eve Duncan, Bk 5)
Countdown - Eve Duncan, Bk 5
Author: Iris Johansen
ISBN-13: 9780553803426
ISBN-10: 0553803425
Publication Date: 5/10/2005
Pages: 328
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 221 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great Iris Johansen read! Terrific plot, great characters, very suspenseful.
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This was Iris Johansen at her best. This book it really kept my attention and I picked it up every time I had a spare minute.
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Another Eve Duncan story. Eve's adopted daughter Jane is running for her life. Great book!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller- but really is mostly about Jane McGuire, Eve and Joe's adopted daughter. Mark Trevor re-enters Jane's life both to protect her and to enlist her help. The enemies this time are Reilly who brainwashes men into being killers and Grozak, who is planning terrorist attacks across America. Thrown in is Cira, an ancient slave and mega woman whom all concerned seem fascinated with. The action takes place in Scotland, Italy and America and is fast pace and intense. Another good read by Johansen
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book in a good series. Sometimes I forget that Jane is a former street kid and get a bit incredulous that she's so composed for a 21 year old. But then I think about the previous books and what she's gone through and hey, it's fiction and keep on liking the story. I took it to jury duty with me and finished it in 4 hours:)
Now I'd like to see MacDuff story and Jock's stories!
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An Eve Duncan adventure. Although it focuses more on her adopted daughter, Jane.
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Iris Johansen knows how to write a great story of suspense. This is an Eve Duncan forensics thriler.
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continuing saga of the Eve Duncan family. Lots of suspense, action & love
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These are great books.
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Cool book!
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Jane McGuire, Eve Duncan's adopted daughter, is running from kidnappers. Very good read.
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an excellent read as always.
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usual well written in the series- i enjoyed it
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it is a good book, but I like the books where Eve Duncan is the star player.
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Good read for the beach. Something you will enjoy.
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THE AUTHOR JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER. IT HAS ALOT OF TWISTS AND TURNS- JUST WHEN I HAD FIGURED OUT- WHAM! A NEW CURVE! :}

REALLY GOOOOOOOOD!!
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Very good read
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A typical Johansen with the usual suspects, but a pleasant read al the same.
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A great read.
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"Don't kill her she's no good to us dead." These words haunt Jane MacGuire. She thought she'd escaped a random kidnapping, but she's about to learn that the truth is for more terrifying.
Now Jane is running for her life. Her adoptive parents can't help, the FBI can't help. no one can. Except a man who may be more dangerous than those pursuing her.
It sounds far more exciting than it is, maybe you'll feel different.
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Now Jane is running for her life. Her adoptive parents, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, of the Atlanta PD, can't help. The FBI can't help. No one can. Except a man who may be more dangerous than those pursuing her. A smuggler, a con man, Mark Trevor had his own mysterious reasons for wanting to keep Jane safe from a relentless killer and a two-thousand-year old mystery that could rock the modern day world. For the past is returning with a vengeance that knows no mercy. The countdown has begun, and it's closer to zero than anyone thinks.

I find Iris Johansen's books to be excellent in keeping the suspense going throughout. This is in keeping with her other books, real page-turners.
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an eve duncan forensics thriller
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Enjoyable reading
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love it!!!! hope there is another
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Just can't get into the Eve Duncan books. Nothing to say cuz I didn't finish the book.
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A typical suspense thriller, a bit over the top, plenty of excitement
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Great fast paced book, a typical Johansen page turner!
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Another riviting novel by Iris Johansen featuring Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor. A real page turner as are most of her books.
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Excellent murder mystery. Continuing the life of Eve Duncan foresnic sculptor.
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One of the most suspenseful in the series of Even Duncan thrillers.
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arson, mystery, and romance in this thrilling suspense novel from one of the best!
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Good mystery with lots of twists and turns.
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Very good. Nail biting excitement
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a psychological thriller of a young woman caught in a maze of secrets.
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Nice read.
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Great book. Iloved it.
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An excellent continuation of to Blind Alley. It will not disappoint. Very Good Book
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the next read after blind alley!, intriguing suspence,
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iris johansen a page turner
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Another great from Iris Johansen! Danger surrounds Jane Mcguire, Even Duncan's adopted daughter. Plenty of twists and turns! Great!!
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A stand in line to get her new books. She is a riviting writer and this book is no exception.
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Another great mystery
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
""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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A great read~
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continues her characters in a mystery with Jane grown up. good book
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Fast paced book. As good as read as her other Eve Duncan books.
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Prolific bestseller Johansen subjects gutsy Jane Maguire to more troubles in her latest thrill ride. Jane, the adopted daughter of forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, was threatened by one serial killer in 1999's The Killing Game and another in 2004's Blind Alley, so it's no surprise that she's in danger again. The once troubled adolescent is now a brilliant Harvard student and talented artist who spends her summers at far-off archeological digs in Pompeii and Herculaneum, but she's still haunted by her resemblance to Cira, a woman who lived 2,000 years ago in the latter city. Suddenly she's being ambushed in alleys. Does the attempted kidnapping have something to do with Blind Alley's climax, in which Eve; her husband, Joe Quinn of the Atlanta PD; soldier of fortune Mark Trevor; and Jane, the bait, triumphed over the psychopath who was killing women who looked like Cira? You bet it does, as Trevor turns up in Cambridge, enigmatic but still definitely magnetic, determined to protect Jane from danger due to new developments regarding Cira, "the femme fatale of the ancient world." Seems all kinds of notorious criminals are after Cira's lost gold, but some people have mass murder on their minds. Action, romance, castles, bomb plots and a booby-trapped hideaway in snowbound Idahowhat more could Johansen fans want?
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
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i love all her work. i can't wait for her next one.
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Great book, couldn't put it down...
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great read.. Johanasen's thriller has interesting characters and lots of intrigue
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This is a sequel - which I didn't realize before requesting it. As a result I was lacking a lot of info from the first book, which made it harder to get into. However, the writing style is very good.
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FANTASTIC STORY AS ALWAYS.
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It was great! Ready for the next one!
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'DON'T KILL HER. SHE'S NO GOOD TO US DEAD.'
These words haunt Jane MacGuire. She thought she'd escaped a random kidnapping, but she's about to learn that the truth is far more terrifying...

Now Jane is running for her life. Her adoptive parents, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, of the Atlanta PD, can't help. The FBI can't help. No one can. Except a man who may be more dangerous than those pursuing her. A smuggler, a con man, Mark Trevor had his own mysterious reasons for wanting to keep Jane safe from a relentless killer and a two-thousand-year-old mystery that could rock the modern-day world. For the past is returning with a vengeance that knows no mercy. The countdown has begun, and it's closer to zero than anyone thinks.
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Very intriguing.
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"Don't Kill Her. She's No Good to Us Dead!!"These words haunt Jane MacGuire. She thought that she had escaped a random kidnapping attempt, but she's about to learn the truth is far more terrifying.

** A Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn novel**
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I found the writing a bit tedious, but it is a good story.
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(From back cover) "Don't Kill Her. She's No Good to Us Dead." These words haunt Jane McGuire. She thought she had escaped a random kidnapping, but she is about to learn the truth is far more terrifying....
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This book grabs you and doesn't let go until the end.

If you have read BLIND ALLEY, this is a MUST as it continues the story 4 years later. If not...still an excellent read!

Jane is no longer a child, she is in college. She has learned from her years as a foster child and on the street and from the love of Eve and Joe, who took her in many years before.

The man,Mark Trevor, she thought was left in her past is now back. Is he there to help her or use her or ??? Jane runs for her life and must help find those who want her. Does Trevor help or is he one she should be running from?

The book will keep you on the edge of your seat!
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Good as usual!
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Another intriguing Johansen book! I couldn't put it down.
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After a botched kidnapping attempt and the death of a friend, Jane MacGuire is running for her life. The only man who can help her is Mark Trevor, a con man who has his own reasons for wanting to keep Jane safe from a relentless killer. As Jane and Trevor try to solve a 2,000 year old mystery of Cira's gold, they need to stop international terrorists from carrying out their deadly plot.

This is a continuation of Johansen's previous book, Blind Alley. When I finished Blind Alley, I was relieved the hunt for Cira's gold was over. In this book we are hunting for it again, going up against international terrorists who want the gold too. I was so BORED with this story. At least the last 100 pages were somewhat interesting. And, I'm sorry to say, we still haven't found the treasure. I hope this plot isn't revisited in the next book or I may have to just give up on this series. My rating: 2 Stars.
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Great reading
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Another of the Eve Duncan/Joe Quinn stories, this one focusing on Jane, their adopted daughter. It was a good novel, but I haven't read all of them, and feel I missed something in one of the other books.
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"Johansen knows exactly what her devoted readers want and gives it to them." Publishers Weekly
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Very good. One of her best yet.
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"Don't kill her. She's no good to us dead." These words haunt Jane MacGuire. She thought she'd escaped a random kidnapping, but she's about to learn that the truth is far more terrifying.
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A smuggler, con man has his own reasons for keeping Jane safe, and a 2000 year mystery to solve while the past returns with a vengeance. The countdown has begun. A good read.
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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. . . .

Dont kill her. Shes 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 attemptor the countdown to something far more sinister?

Who is after herand what do they want so badly theyll kill anyone in their way? Thats 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 PDbecause whoever is after her wont 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 its approaching zero faster than anyone thinks.
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Great read!
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bleh....
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Good Book!!!1
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Well plotted, fast paced, a real page turner. Iris Johansen never disappoints! I really enjoyed this sexy suspense story.
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Very good Book I reccomend reading it
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I love this author - and she didn't disappoint with this book. Wonderful read!
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Strange, very sci-fi.
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Iris Johansen has a nice series here and mixes a bit of the supernatural with mystery.
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Loved the book, good as hers always are.
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Excellent plot; rather convoluted near the end but an exciting read!
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Thoroughly enjoy this author and had to share. Good suspense.
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Great Book, Wonderful Author.
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great author. this book is about the daughter of eve duncan and joe quinn (her own story!). mix with a 2,000 yr old mistery, a smuggler and con-man.
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This one will probably be the start of a sequel. It kind of left you hanging.
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This is an awesome book. This book is hardback and comes with the jacket. Both are in excellent condition. Anyone that is familiar with Jane, Eve, Joe and Mark is sure to want to add this book to their collection. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. A must read. Not from a smoke free enviroment however books are kept in a closet on shelves they do not smell of smoke according to a non-smoker that I have asked.
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Very good book. I reccomend reading it.
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Love it! Glad to add it to my series collection!
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Enjoyable characters and excellent reader.
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Countdown is a not put down book.. I really enjoyed reading it.. I a must read..
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This is a book club edition
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i love Iris Johannsen's books. I did not realize till I was into it that I had already read this one. I am re-reading it because it is a favorite.
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"Don't kill her. She's no good to us dead." These words haunt Jane MacGuire. She thought she'd escaped a random kidnapping, but she's about to learn that the truth is far more terrifying.... Now Jane is running for her life. Her adoptive parents, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, of the Atlanta PD, can't help. The FBI can't help. No one can. Except a man who may be more dangerous than those pursuing her. A smuggler, a con man, Mark Trevor had his own mysterious reasons for wanting to keep Jane safe from a relentless killer and a two-thousand-year-old mystery that could rock the modern-day world. For the past is returning with a vengeance that knows no mercy. The countdown has begun, and it's closer to zero than anyone thinks. This is Iris Johansen's sixth book in her series featuring Eve Duncan.
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The first "Jane MacGuire" book where Jane stars as the heroine. A good read with enough plots to keep the reader interested. We finally find out the whole story behind Cira, which ends the book nicely.
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one of the best books yet
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Enjoy all the Eve Duncan books.
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Adventure/romance featuring archaeology, ancient Italian history, scrolls, gold, brainwashing, hired killers, Scottish aristocracy,mercenary helicopter pilots who can fly off at the drop of a hat, you get the drift. I think the author tried to fit too many
things into one plot line! And of course you have the fiery often angry heroine who tries to resist her romantic attraction to the noble hero with a criminal streak
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Loved it.