This is the fourth installment in Iris Johansen's Catherine Ling series. I have been reading Ms. Johansen's books from the start and her Catherine Ling series, which is a spinoff of her Eve Duncan series. When I read one of her books, I find myself drawn in. She brings back some characters from the Eve Duncan books and she also brings new ones to life. I love how Ms. Johansen's stories keep you drawn in and sitting on the edge of your seat until the last page. I can't wait for the next book from Ms. Johansen which is a new Eve Duncan book, Shadow Play out in 10-7-15.
Someone is going after CIA agent Catherine Ling's friends. When each body is found they are holding a set of gold dog tags with her name on them clutched in their hands. Who is coming after her family and friends? Now she has to not only find a way to protect her family and friends but also find the man who is behind the killings. Will she be able to kill him before any more people she loves are killed?
Your Next Breath from New York Times best selling author Iris Johansen
Catherine Ling is one of the CIA’s most prized operatives. Raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. Luke was kidnapped at age two, and now, nine years later, he has astonishingly been returned to her. Catherine vows never to fail him again. Now, just as she is building a relationship with Luke, it seems that someone from Catherine’s past is playing a deadly game with her, and using those she cares about as pawns. Three are dead already: the former prostitute who helped Catherine when she was out on the street, a CIA agent with whom she worked closely, and the informant who helped her free Luke. Someone is picking off the people Catherine cares about one by one, with the circle narrowing closer and closer to those she loves the most. Catherine has made many enemies throughout her life, and she has no choice but to weed through her past to find out who is targeting her now, and then go after the vicious killer herself.