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Johansen's scattered 16th novel featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, the middle part of a trilogy, picks up where its predecessor, Taking Eve, left off. Eve has escaped from her kidnapper, madman Jim Doane, at least temporarily. While Doane hunts for her in the rough wilderness of Colorado's Rio Grande Forest, others are seeking her whereabouts and planning her rescue and/or Doane's capture. Characters with special talents include Kendra Michaels, whose vision is particularly acute; Seth Caleb, who can manipulate the flow of other people's blood; Margaret Douglas, who can read animals' thoughts; and assassin Lee Zander, who may or may not be Eve's father. Eventually, Eve's lover, Atlanta police officer Joe Quinn; wounded friend Jane MacGuire; and CIA agent Venable converge on Doane's remote hideaway for a cliffhanger ending. Fans of paranormal romantic suspense will eagerly look forward to the conclusion, Silencing Eve. First printing of 300,000. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Taking place mere minutes after the cliff-hanger ending of Taking Eve (2013) the first in prolific and best-selling Johansen's new trilogy featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan the second opens with Eve on the run from her diabolical captor, Jim Doane, in the wilds of the isolated Colorado Rockies. As wolves howl and frigid night temperatures descend, Eve's struggle to survive pits her against nature's deadliest elements while Doane constructs an elaborate trap to ensnare both Eve and Zander, a lethal assassin with a surprising interest in Eve's welfare. Her plight has rallied a coterie of both old friends and new allies, who join Eve's lover, Detective Joe Quinn, and their daughter, Jane, to marshal forces both supernatural and mortal to come to Eve's rescue. Building to a shocking conclusion, Johansen's paranormal suspense thriller will have fans of Eve's exploits clamoring for the trilogy's final installment, Silencing Eve (due out in October 2013), to learn of Eve's ultimate fate. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: So avid are Johansen's fans, a 300,000 print run is planned, backed by a national tour and an all-out, diversified advertising campaign on television, various websites, and social media.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2010 Booklist