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 the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ know both the face and the significance behind it. 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 her, killing without mercy or conscience.Jane’s journey takes her from Paris to Scotland to a cave in the Holy Land, as she fights with all she has to save her life. Even with Eve’s help, can she possibly escape before the clock stops ticking?Eight Days to Live begins with an ancient conspiracy and a shocking betrayal, but will it end with the death of Eve Duncan and the sacrifice of Jane MacGuire? With Eight Days to Live, #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, American author Iris Johansen went through the usual life duties of being wife and mother, until her children left home to attend college. In 1980, she began experiencing success with her writing of category romances. Next, Johansen started writing romance novels that had a historical and a suspense theme intertwined. One such novel was her successful, The Wind Dancer, published in 1991. Then, in 1996, she changed again, this time to crime fiction. To date, that has been her most successful genre. She has had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers through 2006.
Johansen lives near Atlanta, Georgia, and has two children. Son, Roy Johnson, is an award winning screenwriter and novelist in his own right. Daughter, Tamara, serves as her mother's research assistant.
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