The best selling author of Body of Lies, 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. What Rico Chavez wants most is Elena Kyler - and he wants her dead. Trained as an assassin, Elena now 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. 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. Galen and Elena know that Chavez' power and wealth mean there is no place they can be safe and no one they can trust - not even each other.
Soon a trail of horrifying murders will follow Galen and Elena across the country to 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. 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.
©2002 Johansen Publishing LLLP; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
"With its taut plot and complex characters, this is vintage, fan-pleasing Johansen." (Booklist)
Iris Johansen's outlandish tales usually entertain the reader / listener with the struggles of the respective heroines to find their way in life, more or less grudgingly accepting the help of some special male. This time the story not only openly defies logic several times but also leaves a bad taste with it's careless treatment of the topic of rape. 'No(t) One To Trust' I usually listen to the sample, this time I didn't - and regretted it, since I had to suffer Galen's fake accent for seven long hours.
The reader was so fast it was hard to understand her. Different voices were good the majority of the time but there were a couple of slips. Story line excellent & kept the listener not wanting to stop - the twists kept it from being too predictable.
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