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The Perfect Witness: A Novel
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes Iris Johansen's The Perfect Witness.
She had the perfect life.
She had the perfect cover.
She was the perfect witness.
Until they found her.
When Teresa Casali was young she discovered she had a strange gift: the ability to read people's memories. But the gift seemed more like a curse as her mob boss father used her to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence. Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is alone and unprotected. She realizes that if she is to survive, she has to run.
Out of nowhere, or so she believes, a man by the name of Andre Mandak appears. He kills her pursuers—but that's not nearly enough for Teresa to trust him. It is his promise to get her into Witness Protection, along with his mind-blowing ability to help her control her gift before it consumes her, that convinces Teresa Casali to become Allie Girard. Living a normal life with a new family, she shuts the door to the past ...although Mandak is clear: when the time is right, he too will benefit from her powers.
For years Allie flourishes ...until the day her cover is blown and the truth comes tumbling out. Once again she is on the run, with her own life and those of her loved ones at stake. But this time she will not be a pawn. This time she will use her finely honed gift to end the threat that began with her family's betrayal. From perfect target to perfect witness, Allie Girard is ready to take on the past even if it kills her.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes Iris Johansen's The Perfect Witness.
She had the perfect life.
She had the perfect cover.
She was the perfect witness.
Until they found her.
When Teresa Casali was young she discovered she had a strange gift: the ability to read people's memories. But the gift seemed more like a curse as her mob boss father used her to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence. Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is alone and unprotected. She realizes that if she is to survive, she has to run.
Out of nowhere, or so she believes, a man by the name of Andre Mandak appears. He kills her pursuers—but that's not nearly enough for Teresa to trust him. It is his promise to get her into Witness Protection, along with his mind-blowing ability to help her control her gift before it consumes her, that convinces Teresa Casali to become Allie Girard. Living a normal life with a new family, she shuts the door to the past ...although Mandak is clear: when the time is right, he too will benefit from her powers.
For years Allie flourishes ...until the day her cover is blown and the truth comes tumbling out. Once again she is on the run, with her own life and those of her loved ones at stake. But this time she will not be a pawn. This time she will use her finely honed gift to end the threat that began with her family's betrayal. From perfect target to perfect witness, Allie Girard is ready to take on the past even if it kills her.

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      • source: Affaire de Coeur on LIVE TO SEE TOMORROW
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        "Ms. Johansen builds the fires of intrigue with each moment, each turn of the page, and each stroke of her masterful pen."

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      • source: Booklist on LIVE TO SEE TOMORROW
      • content: "In a genre laden with macho, action-hero figures, Johansen's shrewd and steely female operative is as tough as they come."
      • premium: False
      • source: RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars) on LIVE TO SEE TOMORROW
      • content: "In addition to being a thriller master, Johansen excels at seeding in paranormal elements that kick her stories into a new gear. Top-notch and absorbing!"
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      • source: Booklist on SILENCING EVE
      • content: "Johansen brings her tautly paced trilogy to a pulse-pounding conclusion."
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      • source: Booklist on HUNTING EVE
      • content: "Building to a shocking conclusion, Johansen's paranormal suspense thriller will have fans of Eve's exploits clamoring for the trilogy's final installment."
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      • source: Kirkus Reviews on HUNTING EVE
      • content: "A layered, thrilling read."
      • premium: False
      • source: RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars) on TAKING EVE
      • content: "Superstar Johansen makes it look intriguing and suspenseful as she kicks off another trilogy within her Eve Duncan series...Johansen never misses!"
      • premium: False
      • source: Kirkus Reviews on TAKING EVE
      • content: "Filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back."
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      • source: Night Owl Reviews on TAKING EVE
      • content: "This is an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting, page-turner of a book."
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      • source: Publisher's Weekly on TAKING EVE

      • content: "Johansen expertly ratchets up the suspense as the action builds to a shocking conclusion."
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        September 15, 2014
        At the start of this thrilling novel of paranormal suspense from bestseller Johansen (Shadow Zone), 16-year-old Teresa Casali, the daughter of the head of the New Jersey Mafia, who was gunned down three weeks earlier, is running for her life through a forest after being shot. A mysterious man, Andre Mandak, comes to her rescue. Teresa reluctantly agrees to let Mandak provide her with a new life and identity as Allie Girard. While Allie realizes that Mandak wants something in return for saving her, she also knows that he understands her ability to read people's memories, a skill that her late father often exploited. Fast forward seven years when Allie is living with a new family and enjoying a relatively normal life as a college student. When disaster strikes and her cover is blown, Allie must once again rely on Mandak, who reveals the task for which he needs her special talents. This page-turner builds to a breathless conclusion. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency.

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        October 15, 2014
        Sixteen-year-old Teresa has a gift: she can read people's memories when she is near them, and it makes her feel like a freak, especially when her father, a New Jersey crime-family boss, uses her. Her mother is a trophy wife extraordinaire; when her husband is killed, she immediately ingratiates herself with the new crime boss, despite the fact that he's trying to kill her daughter. Teresa takes off and is rescued by Andre Mandak, who kills the three men who are chasing her. She is very distrustful, but Mandak convinces her that he can help her learn to control her gift. In the process, he changes her name to Allie and places her with an older couple, with whom she lives the relatively normal life of a college student. Then her cover is blown. Mandak will help her flee, but, in return, he needs her to use her gift to get him out of his own jam. Their mutual attraction adds another layer of appeal to this fast-moving stand-alone thriller, which combines suspense, romance, and the paranormal into one whirlwind read. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: For anyone needing a short course in how best-sellers-to-be are marketed in the modern world, read the back of this ARC. These words pop up prominently: national, television, online, blog, and that old favorite, one-day laydown.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes Iris Johansen's The Perfect Witness.
She had the perfect life.
She had the perfect cover.
She was the perfect witness.
Until they found her.
When Teresa Casali was young she discovered she had a strange gift: the ability to read people's memories. But the gift seemed more like a curse as her mob boss father used her to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence. Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is alone and unprotected. She realizes that if she is to survive, she has to run.
Out of nowhere, or so she believes, a man by the name of Andre Mandak appears. He kills her pursuers—but that's not nearly enough for Teresa to trust him. It is his promise to get her into Witness Protection, along with his mind-blowing ability to help her control her gift before it consumes her, that convinces Teresa Casali to become...

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