By Iris Johansen

While it reaches 0, you die.

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Iris Johansen units her readers’ pulses racing once more during this relentless mental mystery of a tender girl stuck in a maze of secrets and techniques and stalked through a cruel killer. The countdown starts off the instant you open this riveting novel that in simple terms grows extra electrifying because the pages flip, extra intriguing as time runs out. . . .

“Don’t kill her. She’s no stable to us dead.” those phrases hang-out Jane MacGuire after a surprising assault shatters her international straight away. used to be it a random kidnapping attempt–or the countdown to whatever way more sinister?

Who is after her–and what do they wish so badly they’ll kill someone of their approach? That’s what Jane is set to determine, with no assistance from the police, the FBI, or her adoptive mom and dad, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and her husband, Joe Quinn, of the Atlanta PD–because whoever is after her won’t hesitate to harm these she loves the main. Now Jane will move at the run with the one guy who will be extra risky than people who are pursuing her. A smuggler, a con guy, and who knew what else, Mark Trevor had his personal mysterious purposes for eager to continue Jane secure and out of the fingers of a killer enthusiastic about a two-thousand-year-old secret that may rock the modern day global.

Orphaned at an early age, Jane grew up the demanding method, yet she used to be given a brand new lifestyles, a loving family members, and an opportunity to pursue her curiosity in a single of the best archaeological reveals ever unearthed. Now anyone used to be attempting to break that new lifestyles ahead of it could actually even start. The earlier is returning with the type of vengeance that is familiar with no mercy. The countdown has already began, and it’s imminent 0 speedier than somebody thinks.

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What information of Cira’s chest? ” “I’m engaged on it. ” “And you haven’t been in a position to rid me of Jock Gavin. That was once a part of our deal too. He understands an excessive amount of. ” “You advised me your self that Gavin will not be a chance, that he wouldn’t be capable of take note you. ” “There’s the slightest likelihood. I don’t take probabilities. have the option to kill him. ” “Then obviously you’re no longer all that definite your education is efficacious. ” “You don’t comprehend what you’re speaking approximately. you don't have any thought of what i will do. ” He paused. “You promised me Jane MacGuire. I’ve been her photo, and the resemblance to Cira is striking. She couldn’t glance extra like her. To have Jane MacGuire will be like having Cira come to existence. ” “So? ” “From what you inform me MacGuire is younger, shrewdpermanent, and strong-willed. Like Cira. What a problem for a guy of my expertise. ” “You’re going to coach her? ” “It might come all the way down to that, yet i'm hoping now not. All i need is info. ladies are tough to coach. so much of them holiday sooner than they bend. yet this one should be varied. ” “What type of details? ” “The gold. It’s all in regards to the gold, isn’t it? ” “If she knew whatever she’d have long gone after the gold herself. ” “She most likely understands greater than she thinks she does. She’s visited Herculaneum 3 times within the final 4 years. She’s been an intimate of Trevor’s. And she’s sincerely been thoroughly absorbed by way of Cira for years. Why no longer? They’re virtually twins. ” “That doesn’t suggest she is aware the place Cira’s gold is hidden. ” “It’s worthy a shot. probably she’s picked up a few details she’s no longer conscious of figuring out. I can’t let you know what percentage instances I’ve run throughout evidence a subject matter didn’t be mindful approximately himself with out my aid. ” “And you could dig it out of her? ” “I can dredge up every little thing she ever knew. A fresh sweep is harmful and will finish with the topic by no means with the ability to functionality back. yet no matter if she will be able to supply me just a trace, a fraction, it’s worthy doing. ” He paused. “Unless it can save you me the difficulty via giving me that chest. yet I’m sensing a section an excessive amount of eagerness in these questions you’re placing to me. ” “Things aren’t understanding as I was hoping. ” Grozak paused. “What if i am getting the girl and feature to attend awhile to carry the gold? ” Reilly’s hand tightened at the cell. “I don’t just like the sound of that. ” “Oh, I’m at the trail,” Grozak acknowledged quick. “I have a couple of aces up my sleeve. yet i would no longer be capable to convey sooner than the twenty-second. feel I provide you with a money down fee and bring the gold after the assault? ” reliable God, did the fellow imagine he was once a idiot? “I don’t care approximately you money. i've got the entire funds i'll ever want, and if i need extra, I purely need to ship one in all my males out to get it. i need Cira’s gold. i would like for you to see it, contact it. ” “And you'll. Later. ” “You is probably not round later. What’s to forestall you from reneging after I convey? ” “Naturally, I’ll need to move underground for some time after the assault. yet I’m now not idiot sufficient to attempt to cheat you. you just need to flip unfastened one in all your zomb—people to seek me down. ” Reilly considered it.

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