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The Search

By Iris Johansen

The Search
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  • Hardcover: Jun 2000,
    304 pages.
    Paperback: May 2001,
    432 pages.

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He strikes without warning....he kills without mercy....he's only just begun....

Iris Johansen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Killing Game and The Face of Deception, delivers a gripping new novel of breathtaking suspense and explosive adventure. It is the story of a courageous woman who is coerced into tracking down a ruthless killer--but as she hunts out her prey with stunning accuracy, she becomes the object of his wrath....

As part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a gift for finding what no one else can--whether it's a survivor buried alive by an earthquake or the skeleton of a murdered child. But their latest assignment is not like the others. This time Sarah is being forced to take part in a deadly mission...by a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation. A man who won't take no for an answer. John Logan is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is Sarah's help. His top-secret venture has been sabotaged, its facilities destroyed, and its handpicked staff massacred. The sole survivor is being held for ransom. Logan knows that the only way to save the man--and the secrets he holds--is to find him as soon as possible.

Smart, tough, and uncompromising, Sarah is furious when she is strong-armed into joining Logan on his search. And once she takes the perilous assignment, she realizes that Logan's promises that she and Monty will be safe may not be enough to protect them. Because a killer is devising a sadistic vengeance...and he may soon find use for Sarah. Racing against time to stop the bloodshed before more victims are claimed, both Sarah and Logan will look straight into the heart of true evil. And when the killer's search for revenge finally ends, no one will ever be the same again....

Barat, Turkey
June 11

"Get out of there, Sarah," Boyd yelled from outside the house. "That wall is going to tumble any minute."

"Monty's found something." Sarah carefully moved over to the pile of rubble where the golden retriever was standing. "Be still, boy. Be very still."

Child?

"How do I know?" Monty always hoped it would be a child. He loved kids and all these lost and hurt children nearly killed him. They nearly killed her too, Sarah thought wearily. Finding the children and the old people were always the most painful. So few survived these catastrophes. The earth trembled and the walls fell and life was snuffed out as if it had never been.

Out.

"You're sure?"

Out.

"Okay." She absently patted Monty's head as she gazed at the rubble. The second story of the small house had caved in, and chances of anyone being alive beneath the wreckage were minimal. She could hear no groans or weeping. It wouldn't be responsible of her to bring anyone else from the ...

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Library Journal

Fans of contemporary suspense fiction by Johansen, Catherine Coulter, and Nora Roberts will definitely want this one.

Publishers Weekly

The novel admirably eschews gush and wallpaper--in a postfeminist way....For better or for worse, Johansen pushes the gender boundary in popular fiction, offering up that rarity a woman's novel for men.

Romantic Times

Make room on your keeper shelf for another outstanding thriller from the awesome Iris Johansen. The Search is the next chapter in the story line that got started in The Face of Deception.... Hang on for a wild ride.

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yvette

im hooked
I have been hooked on her writing. This book is what got me hooked. Thank you so much, I'm a very ill mother of 5. Reading helps me get through some days. Thank you again. Can't wait for new books on eve and joe.

Trukita-Linda

o0o0o0o yea...
I just recently read this book and while I was reading it I couldn't put it down. Everything was so ironic. I never expected half the things to happen. It was great

graciel

i read this book for only over 4 hours i cant stop!!! i like sarah for john im just a little curious what happens to them after they decided to be together??? any way over all its great and im looking forward on reading more of iris johansens book!!!...   Read More

Naquisha

i read this book when it frist came out. at frist i didn't want to read it but it intrested me so much that i just had to finish it. if you have teens and they don't like ot read try The Search. its truely a great book.

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