Sarah Patrick is being forced to take part in a deadly mission by a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation. John Logan - a man who won't take no for an answer. As part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team, Sarah and her golden retriever Monty, have a gift for finding what no one else can - whether it's a survivor buried ...
Sarah Patrick is being forced to take part in a deadly mission by a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation. John Logan - a man who won't take no for an answer. As part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team, Sarah 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. Once Sarah starts the perilous assignment, she realises Logan's promise that she will be safe may not be enough to protect her. Because a killer is devising a sadistic vengeance and he may soon find a chilling use for Sarah!
This was an audio version on tape, and the second tape broke. Fortunately I had read the book before and was able to listen to the last two tapes, but I could not pass it on to a friend as I had intended.
Apr 13, 2008
Far Fetched, but engaging
A bit far fetched (dog & wild wolf romance, bad guy setting off landslides and bombs to prove a point, traveling around so much) but it's engaging. Keeps you wondering and guessing. Not her best work, but it's good. Nice info about Search and Rescue dogs. I've read better mysteries w/ search and rescue ( scent of Murder by Cynthia Alwyn is much better read). Lots of traveling to different countries.
Oct 11, 2007
Far-fetched at Times
Although this is a good education about search and rescue dogs and their trrainers, I found that it was far-fetched at times because the killer even went to Taiwan to start a landslide to kill over 500 people just to make a point to her. The sexual tension between Sarah and Logan is palpable. She has trouble trusting anyone of the two-legged variety, but he eventually proves himself. There is even a love story between her dog, Monty,and an injured Wolf that they nurse back to health, if you can believe that.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-05-01 Two strong-minded women from Johansen's bestselling Killing Game make return appearances in her latest thriller, with their billing reversed: Irish-Apache search-and-rescue worker Sarah Patrick is the star, while her friend, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, takes a supporting role. The center-stage love story also features a twist. Eve's billionaire entrepreneur ex-lover, John Logan, falls for Sarah even while risking her life in his war with hyper-evil Martin Rudzak, who has already killed his own half-sister, Chen Li, rather than lose her to John. Johansen's roots lie in historical romance, but her thrillers ooze enough testosterone to suggest she also descends from the house of Robert Ludlum. Sarah and her fabulous canine partner, golden retriever Monty, slog into the aftermaths of a Turkish earthquake and a Taiwanese mudslide, and engage in a heartbreaking search for drowned teens in a lake near Sarah's Arizona cabin. They deal with bullets and bombs and collaborate to save a cruelly trapped wolf, dubbed Maggie, whose unlikely cross-species passion for Monty provides neat commentary on female-male attraction in general--and there's no need to be a dog-lover to revel in Sarah and Monty's empathetic closeness. On the downside, Johansen seems more interested in telling her story than in writing it. To create a sense of urgency, she relies heavily on the device of the two-word sentence and the one-sentence paragraph; parts of the book read like shorthand. Sarah and John globe trot, but there's scant sense of place, and minor characters like nasty Sen. Todd Madden are one-dimensional. Then again, the novel admirably eschews gush and wallpaper--in a postfeminist way, Sarah's ruggedness simply is. For better or for worse, Johansen pushes the gender boundary in popular fiction, offering up that rarity: a woman's novel for men. Major ad/promo. (June) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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