What Doesn't Kill You (Catherine Ling #2)
He’s the only one who knows its true power.
She’s the only one who can stop the evil.
The chase is on. . . .
Number-one bestselling author Iris Johansen showcases one of her most fascinating characters yet, pitted against one of the most ruthless killers, in a novel that will make you forget to breathe. . . .
Catherine Ling was abandoned...more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an explosive new thriller featuring Catherine Ling from Chasing The Night.
Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information. As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang—a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now, she is known as one of their
Author: Iris Johansen
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Synopsis (from bn.com):
In this breathtaking thriller, number-one bestselling author Iris Johansen showcases one of her most fascinating characters—pitted against one of the most ruthless killers…
Abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong, Catherine Ling was schooled in the art of survival by the mysterious Hu Chang, a master assassin and poisoner. Now recruited by the CIA, Cat...more
The writing is snappy and crisp - Johansen knows her business. There's none of the soggy, amateurish word-vomiting you get in "Twilight" and "Fifty Shades." The plot is pretty much st...more
The story of Catherine living on the streets of Hong Kong and how she meets Hu Chang are most interesting parts of the book though the action is with Nardik and who...more
We have a better protagonist - Catherine Ling. She's the one who helped Eve enjoy closure of Bonnie's death. This time, Catherine's loved one is under attack. Enigmatic Hu Chang is being hunte...more
Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information. As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang—a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now, she is known as one of their most effective...more
John Gallo knows what he wants but Catherine is an enigma and he knows he can’t push her or she’ll run and he only wants her running towar...more
What Doesn't Kill You is the second book in the "Catherine Ling" series. In order to really follow this story, I think it is necessary to first read Chasing The Night, which is the first book in the series.
age of 4 and she lives by the only commodity that she has to
offer the sale of information. As a teenager a mysterious man
known as Hu Chang takes her in and raises her. Hu Chang is a
skilled assassin and a master poisoner. As a young woman Catherine
is recruited by the CIA and becomes one of their most effective
operatives. Her old friend Hu Chang creates a poision that is
so deadly and completely untraceable once in your system. Now
So the chase begins---
Only 2 stars because the wri...more
but really, i would like more realism. it makes it so painfully obvious that she came from the real harlequin romance genre, and hasn't fully given it up. it would be so much better if she did!
The dialogue is stilted, as if it came through a computer program. Everyone speaks very correct and proper English, even though their native languages are Chinese, Russian, etc.
The story is fantastic with everyone being the most beautiful or brilliant or the greatest practitioner of herbal medicine; one character has total recall developed while he was being tortured as a capt...more
Chang has concocted a poison, one powerful and deadly and totally untraceable.
Many want this poison and they want Hu Chang and they want Catherine.
They may get what they ask for and more.
This was my first time reading Iris Johansen, though not the...more
As for this story it was well written with a cool twist. You also got to know Catherine Ling so much better and respect her more as a woman and a warrior then you did when she was in the fringes of the Eve Duncan books. I am looking forwar...more
Catherine Ling is a CIA agent recruited from the streets of Hong Kong. Surviving by gathering and selling information, she meets Hu Chang, an Erstwhile apothecary i.e. an assassin and dealer in poisons. He has gotten himself mixed up with a very bad man who wants to use one of his potions. This particular poison is completely undetectable -- the perfect murder weapon. The CIA comes to his rescue because they want the formula. Catherine is determined to make sure Hu Chang is safe even if it mean...more