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Publisher's Summary

In this high-stakes thriller, a number one New York Times best-selling author introduces CIA Agent Alisa Flynn, who is willing to go rogue if it means catching the most heartless band of criminals she's ever encountered.

When CIA Agent Alisa Flynn flaunts the rules by breaking into a mansion in the middle of the night, she skillfully circumvents alarms and outwits guards only to find herself standing in billionaire Gabe Korgan's study...busted by Korgan himself. This could cost her her job unless, in a split second, she can turn the tables and try to convince him to join her on the most important mission of her life.

In a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, schoolgirls in Africa have been kidnapped, and Alisa knows that Korgan has the courage, financial means, and high-tech weaponry to help rescue them. With so many innocent lives hanging in the balance, what she doesn't reveal is that one of those schoolgirls is like a little sister to her. But when the truth gets out, the stakes grow even higher.

Calling in additional assistance from renowned horse whisperer Margaret Douglas, Alisa and Gabe lay their plans, only to see them descend into chaos as the line between right and wrong wavers before them like a mirage. Every path is strewn with pitfalls, each likely to get them - or the hostages - killed. But with the help of a brave team and a horse with the heart of a warrior, they might just get out of this alive.

©2020 Iris Johansen (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Riveting.... Readers will keep guessing about the complex characters' underlying motivations as the plot races toward the stunning conclusion." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"This is dangerous, riveting and extremely awesome - adjectives that also describe Iris Johansen to a 'T.'" (Suspense Magazine)

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M T Watson

This is a winner from the beginning to the end. I hope this is book number one. After you turn the last page you’ll be hoping too.

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The worst

I've never read/listened to an Iris Johansen before, but am a sucker for anything even remotely equine. So when I saw the horse along with mystery/thriller, I couldn't resist. Big mistake! Huge! The plot was stupid (talking horses, indeed), but the characters were the stuff of comic books. Absolutely ridiculous. I only kept listening to see what role the horses would play, but I should have stopped when they started talking. The narration was good - the narrator managed at least a dozen distinct voices well - but as another reviewer commented, her tone/delivery/emotions assigned to the lead female protagonist were not in keeping with the steely reserve one expects of a trained CIA agent. This book was simply awful, but it has at least spared me from having to listen to anything else from this author.

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Great book

I did feel some of the story was a bit too graphic violence wise. Not always enjoyable to read.

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Ugh should b no stars

I have been an iris Johansson fan for years. This book was easily one of the worst books not only by her but by any person on the planet earth. Psychic horses .......come on what horse poop

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Boring

Characters were overwhelming and boring. Story took forever to complete. almost gave up but tried to get my money's worth, sorry I didn't quit sooner.

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good story

The story is good, the Characters are well drawn. Some of the storyline is a little hard to stomachs but still I enjoyed it.

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awesome thanks

wonderful read beginning to end! I hope you enjoy as much as I did! great

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Not For Me

I generally enjoy Johansen's books and love the Eve Duncan series. But the main character of this book, Alisa, was ridiculous. She was way to insecure, indecisive and whiney to be the kick ass CIA agent she was supposed to be. The story seem to drag on forever and I had to force myself to finish. I like the character of Margaret and would have enjoyed more Margaret and Sasha and less Alisa. The narrator is the same as Eve Duncan series and she does the characters the exact same way. I also find the BLAM BLAM BOOM narration for gunshots very tedious. The male characters were typical but well written and performed.

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Great story. Love the people and animals connection. The story of action and recovery keeps you on the edge.

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Totally ridiculous dialog. Horrible

so very disappointing. so bad I actually writing my first review after over 700 Audible books. Parts of this are almost science fiction with animals that communicate telepathically in English. The lead characters have stupid dialog that always take 3 times the words needed. Not sure if the narrator was great or added to the stupidity of the dialog. She was very expressive but had little to work with. I feel I am owed an apology from the author. Story held some interest. Probably just the wrong author for the story.