Countdown

Countdown Review

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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Title:Countdown
Edition Language:English

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    Countdown Reviews

  • Shauna

    I don't know how this is a New York Times Best Seller because the book is horrible. I couldn't get past about page 50. The characters are all simple-minded, one-dimensional people. The dialogue is atr...

  • Kwoomac

    one of a series of novels by Iris Johansen following forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and her husband Joe Quinn, an Atlanta PD cop.They have minimal roles in this one. The main character is eve's 21 year ...

  • Startup

    I wish I could get that 8 hrs of my life back. I will never read another book by Iris Johansen again. Her writing style reminds me of the nonsenical love stories we girls used to write in junior high....

  • Carl Alves

    In Countdown, Jane Maguire is a student at Harvard who has managed to elude serial killers in the past twice—a real believable premise to begin with—and now people are trying to get her again. If ...

  • Marjolein

    Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com It's been a while since I read this book, but I want to get all my reviews completed. It was also one of the earlier thrillers that I've rea...

  • Tarma

    Sometimes a few sentences in a book is precisely what you need to read at the given moment. I encountered that with this book - hence 5 stars. It's a good story anyway - but when I read a few sentence...

  • Patrik Sahlstrm

    This series just keeps on getting worse with every book published in it. We're still in the inane Cira storyline and Johansen is recycling her own twists and makes us suffer through her trademark card...

  • Amanda

    How is this "an eve Duncan forensics thriller"? I could care less about Jane and her sexual trysts. Make a separate series about her. :-(...

  • Linda Munro

    This episode of the Eve Duncan series introduces the reader to McDuff, the Scottish Laird and Jock, the youth turned into assassin via brainwashing. It also introduces reader’s to Jock; not the Jock...

  • Keri n David Horner

    One of my favorite books so far!I love the way this series keeps you on edge the whole time, always guessing and then getting blindsided. Awesome book!!!...