I first read the Wind Dancer series several years ago and fell in love. This is another series I still find myself picking up often to re-read. Johansen has an amazing talent for thrillers, and this one spans the course of history. I've adored the characters in this series, the mysteries, how effortlessly she weaves in famous people from history and humanizes them, and the romance. This story in particular is hard to forget and even harder not to fall in love with. But don't take my word for it. Grab the entire series and start reading.
Reap the Wind by Iris Johansen
An elusive killer...a deadly obsession...and a woman who must destroy him--or become his next victim.
Some would kill to know what Caitlin Vasaro knows. For the secrets she’s kept hidden all her life are the kind that the rich and the powerful will do anything to possess. But not even Caitlin knows how much danger she is in--or how far someone will go to hunt her down. But she is about to find out when she enters a business deal with the mysterious and charismatic Alex Karazov and joins the hunt for one of the world’s most coveted treasures, the Wind Dancer, an ancient statue of legendary beauty and power. But Kazarov is a dangerous man who has an even more dangerous enemy and suddenly Caitlin is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue and deception, unable to trust anyone, not even the one man who can help. Now she must outsmart the cleverest of killers, a psychopath obsessed with the Wind Dancer whose ruthless plan spans continents and whose lethal rampage won’t stop at one death...or two...or even three--not until he finally gets what he wants: the secret Caitlin will die to keep.
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About the Author
Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.
She lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.