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Eight Days to Live: An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller [Hardcover]

Iris Johansen
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April 20 2010 Eve Duncan Forensics Thrillers (Book 10)
Number-one New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core: Eve Duncan’s adopted daughter Jane has been targeted by a mysterious cult who has decided that she has only eight days to live

Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fears the most will become a reality. In eight days, she will die. It all begins with a painting that Jane, an artist, displays in her Parisian gallery. The painting is called “Guilt” and Jane has no idea how or why she painted the portrait of the chilling face. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ believe that Jane’s blasphemy means she must die. But first, she will lead them to an ancient treasure whose value is beyond price. This elusive treasure, and Jane’s death, are all that they need for their power to come to ultimate fruition. With Eve’s help, can Jane escape before the clock stops ticking?


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"Fans can always count on Johansen to weave consistently excellent, complex thrillers with an unusual edge."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
 
"A compelling novel that brims with action, intrigue, intricate relationships and a refreshing headstrong heroine."
--Bookreporter.com
 
"Eight Days to Live is Iris Johansen at her very best."
--Genre Go Round Reviews

From the Back Cover

In eight days they will take her.

#1 blockbuster bestselling author
Iris Johansen
delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core…

AN ANCIENT CONSPIRACY
It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncan’s daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But those who belong to a powerful cult—one that dates back to the time of Christ—know both the face and the significance behind it…

A SHOCKING BETRAYAL
They believe that Jane must die—when the moment is right, and not an instant before she leads them to an ancient treasure whose value and power are beyond price. But for now, they target those close to Jane, killing without mercy or conscience.

A fateful JOURNEY
From Paris to the Scottish isles to the Holy Land, Jane finds herself in a desperate race against time to unravel the mystery surrounding her painting…and save her own life. Even with Eve’s help, can she possibly succeed before her time is up?

“Johansen keeps readers on the edge of their seats.”—Booklist 

--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! April 10 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love Iris Johansen books. Very interesting plots and lots of action, guts and glory plus romance! Great combinations! Love love her books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eight Days To live Jan. 15 2014
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Good one with Eve Duncan. I like to read about Eve . It's like I know her. No disappointed reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not much Eve Duncan - but a wild ride! April 22 2010
By Little Tank - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My daughter's the Eve Duncan addict, but here is my take on this one:

This one's more about Eve's adopted daughter, Jane - but that's just fine. It has shades of Dan Brown's works, because there are distinct "quasi-religious" elements (and a cult, Sang Noir - Black Blood!) and paranormal aspects tangled up in the plot and the mystery (not a lot of forensics, either...)

You'll travel to interesting ports of call during the course of this novel - and its pace is good throughout. There's just enough tension between Jock and Seth to keep the pages turning, and Jane herself faces some decisions that add to the thrill.

All in all, a good ride, if not quite in the more familiar Eve Duncan/forensics mode.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Really an "Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller" April 26 2010
By D. Bell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is a good, fast read with a rapidly moving plot, interesting characters, and a pair of truly evil villains. If it were by just about anyone else, it would get 4 stars from me.

However, there is little Eve and even less forensics. We see nothing of her work with the skulls of missing children. We see almost no Joe. I would have been happier if we had seen more of Eve in her workshop and another child identified. I do like Jane, Lina, Jock, and Seth very much. I wish I had all of them on my side if I ever needed them.

However, I really believe that Iris Johansen's villains are getting darker, more evil, and more twisted. I'd like to see her heroine(s) up against a chess player of an opponent, one who kills only when he/she feels it is necessary and kills quickly and as painlessly as possible. I'd like to see fewer psychic solutions and more cerebral ones. I feel as if we are slowly sinking into deep mire. Please, Iris, give us something that doesn't leave me feeling I need a shower when I'm done reading.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm over the Eve Duncan series Feb. 1 2011
By bookaholic - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan thrillers for a long time. But then it just got to the point where I think to myself, how many serial killers can one woman go through. And it's bad enough that Eve gets her share but come on, Jane too. It's gotten beyond ridiculous. I really wanted to enjoy this book. I really would like to see that day that Eve finds her daughter's body. But I realized with this book, I just couldn't do it anymore. I didn't even make it 1/2 way through. I think it's time Johansen wound this series up and came up with something new. But then again, as long as she's making money off of it, I'm sure the series will continue. Can't exactly blame her. But I won't be recommending this book either.
26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Strong women don't have to be Bitches! April 27 2010
By Beth A. Jurgovsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have always enjoyed Iris Johansen's books and the Eve Duncan books are very good. My only problem is with the main character, Eve, and her adopted daughter, Jane. For some reason this author seems to feel that in order to be shown as a strong woman, you have to be rude as hell and a total bitch. So we are to believe that these two woman who are always surrounded by very strong, professional, capable men have to be so bossy and rude that these same men couldn't function without them. I like a strong character and assertive women but it can be done in a way that the woman is appealing and feminine as well. In this novel, Jane just comes across as a woman you would really like to see become the sacrifice she is trying to avoid being. There is nothing appealing about her, no saving grace. In the real world she would be considered repulsive in the extreme. Iris has written some very good characters and I just don't get where she thinks she is going with Eve and Jane. She has tamed Eve down a bit but now we have to suffer through Jane. The interesting, involved stories keep me coming back and the fantastic men in the novels. They are the true stars of the stories, you just kind of have to suffer through the insufferable Eve and Jane.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another "heroine" to hate July 27 2010
By Malia Nash - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
What is it with the rude women? About half way into the book, I wanted my new fave hero Seth to pack it up and leave as Jane who called HIM to help; spent the entire time disapproving of the way he handled everything. Come on, why on earth would any guy stick around when the gal acts like she's doing him a FAVOR by allowing him to help HER???

As with Eve, I have yet to figure out why the men seem to fall all over Jane.

Come to think of it, the other female character, Lena, the ex-Moslem is also a witch. I would think after all she had gone thru, she would have been a little nicer to other women and men who treat her well.

The storyline is interesting and the men are sexy and darkly exciting, but PLEASE Iris, can we get some women that are likeable?
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