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Reap The Wind (Wind Dancer #3)

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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
Paperback, 624 pages
Published August 27th 2002 by Bantam (first published 1997)
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The wrap-up to one of my all time favorite trilogies, Reap the Wind completes the journey of The Wind Dancer.

The Wind Dancer, by now one of the world's most famous pieces of art, is back in the hands of the original owners- The Andreas family. Reap the Wind is more about kin of the Andreas', however.

Starting with the coming together of an ex-cia, ex-kgb mastermind and the current owner of Vasaro, a plantation of flower fields in the heart of France, (first introduced in the previous novel). RTW
Jan 06, 2011 Merredith rated it liked it
Shelves: adventure-action
This is different than the other books by this author I've read. This is the third in a series (that i did not read) about the Wind Dancer, which is a (presumably fake) antique statue dating back at least to the time of Troy. That's really old. The main guy is a rich genius, and an evil genius is in love with him and obsessed with him, and trying to play a game with him over the wind dancer and killing everyone that the main guy cares about, which seemingly will bring the main guy into the evil ...more
Aug 26, 2014 E.A. rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries, romance
I found this book in my ship library and at the time I didn't know it was part of a series. In truth I couldn't even tell is was part of a series even after reading it.

Google cleared that mess up for me.

But despite that, it was pretty much a stand-alone for me.

It was interesting and at times a little weird. I wasn't left wanting more, and I've never sought out the other books.

The romance was a little, how would you say it, forced and at times, to me, felt a little wrong. And in saying that,
So we're back into modern day with the Wind Dancer but some unfortunate holdovers from the historicals seeped into this one and I'll address those first before moving to the positives. I'm not sure if this was a product of the time period in which it was written, like maybe this was the ideal romantic hero, but I found this hero to be pretty rapey. She repeatedly says no I don't want this. And he responds with you better give in before i lose my mind. er...ok or how about no means no? The langua ...more
Narrator: Laurel Merlington

I read this when it first came out in paperback in 1991 and remember enjoying it very much. However, this time (23 years later) armed with both the Kindle and the audiobook, I realized I didn't remember a single detail. So this was like a new book to me and I ended up not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.

First, it's more of an action/adventure rather than a romantic mystery; an Indiana Jones ripoff - underground tunnels which open
Jan 27, 2012 Sienny rated it liked it
this is the third book of the Wind Dancer series. but since i haven't read the first two books yet, i treated this one as a stand alone novel.

the synopsis didn't give the right image for the story, it's totally different. at the start, i expect it to be a book of serial killer and caitlin knew something about the killer or she has something the killer willing to kill for just to has it. but, it turns out to be a revenge book. caitlin has no secrets worth dying for to protect and got involved in
Aug 16, 2011 Okwuoma rated it it was ok
This was ok. For me there were too many major players in this book! There was Alex and Caitlin, chelsea and jonathan, ledford, kemal, at one time even Peter and marisa. And she seem to use them larger than life, so they eclipsed the main characters. Chelsea was secondary and she seemed a stronger character than caitlin. Coming to think of it, I wasn't overly impressed by caitlin at all! Her character annoyingly vacillated over whether she was ruthless and blood thirsty, or a gentle soul without ...more
Johansen definitely switched into the suspense/action genre. She focused much more on a tight plot than the previous two books. She did a great job keeping the reader guessing and rewarded them for the "that's too easy" plots.

Her character development was still as good as the other books, but I still think the characters from book two were more engaging. A quick quibble: she had too many characters with too similar names. Chelsea and Caitlin interacted too often for the reader to be able to kee
Apr 16, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it
In one of Iris Johansen's classic earlier novels, Reap the Wind is the final installment in the Wind Dancer trilogy. Before Eve Duncan came onto the scene, meet Caitlin Vassaro. Set in present day France, she knew secrets she'd kept hidden all her life on the rich and powerful. They would do anything to possess her knowledge and to find out what she knew. Little did she know about what danger that placed her in, and how people would kill for her knowledge. When she struck a deal with Alex Kazaro ...more
joyce lynn
Jul 16, 2007 joyce lynn rated it it was amazing
great mystery w/ some added romance tossed in. the previous 2 books in this series are also historical pieces. kept me wanting to ignore EVERYTHING else til i finished the book, including sleeping and eating! i will DEFINTELY be reading more of Iris Johanssn's work, in fact, picked up #4 to this series today, which was addd onto the series like 10 years after the original 3 books were written. i have yet to actually read book #1 in this series, because i can't find it YET. i don't usually like r ...more
May 03, 2013 Martip rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the circle of people involved in this story. Many likeable characters with interesting ideas, hobbies, and experiences. There were strong romantic threads here which actually proved quite unconventional more than once...the WOMEN were the ones pushing away the love, and the men were the ones "smitten." Plenty of villain action, archeological action, rescue of "damaged" people including abused orphans action, and even "turncourt" or deceptive friend action. Lots to love in this book whi ...more
Apr 22, 2015 Dana rated it it was ok
I wouldn't start here if you are reading Iris Johansen for the first time. This is very different from her other books and could easily deter a reader from continuing to read her books. The book is part of a series which I had no clue when I began reading it, and I wouldn't have known for sure until getting to end of the book and reading a section from the author. This is also more of a historical read then a criminal/suspense that she is known for. The story was very different than what I expec ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Jerome rated it it was ok
Read it in eighth grade for some reason, and was unsurprisingly not too taken in by this disappointing, pretentious novel. Still, the characters are well-drawn and the book is fairly well written (although Caitlin comes off as a dimwit). Still, the typos are glaring and the constant sex scenes are either gratuitous, tiresome, graphic, or just plain out there; the dialogue for these is just way too over the top and the scenes’ placement is just plain random. Also, the identity of the main villain ...more
May 20, 2009 Dave rated it really liked it
Third of a trilogy. Caitlin Vasaro, owner of the Vasaro flower farms
in south France grows flowers for perfumes. Her financial difficulties
ally her with Alex Karazov, a mysterious spy type and puzzle solver
who helps bankroll the introduction of a new perfume but also causes
the murder and maheim of her beloved mother and farm due to a crazy
fanatic Brian Ledford who steals the family heirloom statue called the
Wind Dancer. Along the way she grows up and becomes friends with
future 1st lady and movie
Ralph McEwen
Jun 13, 2009 Ralph McEwen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery and or thriller readers
This book touches many of the emotions; love, hate, joy, despair, fear… This book touches many psychological states; obsession, passion, shock, depression … This goes many places; France, US, Turkey, England. The characters are well developed, some are lovable, despicable, enjoyable, strong, weak … The plot is complex and well executed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it strongly to any readers of mystery / thriller.
This copy of the book is registered at and I hope
Aug 17, 2009 Cheryl rated it really liked it
This is an early Iris Johansen. In fact, I haven't read the first two in the series.

The main character is a woman who runs a farm of flowers and scents. She is developing a new scent which encompasses the farm - Vascaro. A partner comes on board, someone with an ulterior motive, but good at heart. The story goes on to build on how they prepare to release this hot new scent until terror hits.

The story travels from Europe to Turkey to the States. I found new friends, new characters, and new fun.
Dec 08, 2009 Jintana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ไมเคยอานของ Iris Johansen แตอานรีวิวแลวดูนาสนใจดีและกชอบคนอานคนนีคะ เคาออกเสียงไดชัดทำใหฟังไมยากและเคาออกเสียงตัวละครแตละตัวไดแตกตางทำใหไมสับสน เนือเรืองกเปน romantic mystery คะเกียวกับงานศิลปะชินหนึงทีนำพาพระเอกมาพบนางเอก อยากให 5 ดาวคะเสียดายวา romance นอยไปนิดเลยตัดคะแนนนิดหนึง แตชอบตอนจบมากทีพระเอกบอกนางเอกวา จะใหพระเอกทำอะไรกไดขอใหไดอยูกับนางเอกสัก 50 ปี หลังจากนันคอยมาตกลงกันใหม (นารักนาหยิกจริง) ...more
Susan Obrien
Mar 20, 2013 Susan Obrien rated it liked it
I read only this book of the trilogy. I did not realize it was a trilogy but was able to pick up where it left off without problem. The book was a slow start but I continued reading anyway. The middle of the book began to get interesting and exciting until the end with some twists. I enjoy reading all Iris Johansen books but my favorites are the fast paced books that capture me from the start. Maybe, I should have read the trilogy in order....
Pam Koenig
Jul 07, 2015 Pam Koenig rated it it was amazing
Very interesting read

History, mystery, romance, murder, exotic locations, precious art and betrayal, this book has it all. The history behind a precious work of art, the creation of a wondrous perfume set among the backdrops of France, and Istanbul all work to create a spellbinding story. The ending was a little predictable, but one you seem to root for. Hopefully the next book will give you more of the young characters. It is part of a series, but very much stands on its own.
Gretchenmora Mora
Feb 27, 2009 Gretchenmora Mora rated it really liked it
I'll give this book a 3 1/2-4 just because I'm starved for some action/adventure and it hit the spot. There were some twists and turns and lots of insufferable bits about the main man/woman characters romance, but overall I did enjoy it. I probably should have read the first two books, but didn't know about them until I looked at the back of the book and saw a note from the author. A fun romp though not really worth seeking out. Just something I found on my Mom's bookshelf when I was bored.
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I know Alex is a dangerous man. I still found him to be sexy and alluring. I guess it's true when they say the bad boys are so much more intriguing. Caitlin would disagree with me based upon principle, but she too succumbs. This third tie into the wind dancer statue was just as enjoyable as the first two.
This is 3rd in a series, but can be read as a stand alone book.

I am a fan of Iris Johansen's work, so I thought the book was well written and the characters were well rounded. I was surprised by some of the twists in the story line, which is always a good thing. I will say that the male lead, Alex, was very mysterious and his role in the mystery was very slowly revealed. Nice suspense.
Conni Harness
Oct 01, 2016 Conni Harness rated it it was amazing
Much better book overall in this series. Suspense, mystery, thrill returned in a big way. Ending is interesting but weak especially considering this was the final book in the trilogy. I can only hope the fourth book added to this series will satisfy the dangling parts of this book. A real head scratcher at this juncture.
Feb 07, 2015 Salsadancer rated it it was ok
If this had been the first Iris Johansen book I had read it would have been have been the last. It was long, drawn out, convoluted, and far-fetched. I thought it would never end. We're supposed these present-day people find letters left by ancients Greeks around 8,000 B.C. And read them, no translation required, and they read as though written in the present era. Unbelievable!
John Clayton
Jul 17, 2013 John Clayton rated it really liked it
Who doesn't love a treasure hunt, I thought this was a romance novel at first with the way it starts and the introduction of Alex but boy was I wrong. Great page turner with more revealed the deeper you dig and trying to figure out what the real treasure is as a grip on you through out the whole book.
Jul 26, 2007 Kristin rated it liked it
I liked this in that it was the perfect, mindless thriller/mystery for my trip to Corfu. It was definitely a nice break after an intense semester of lectures & coursework. It's not the type of book to expect any great writing or revelations from, but it is a good read when you just want to kick back and relax.
Jan 25, 2016 MissNYix rated it liked it
Not bad, except, I've read only this book and not the previous two. Love some of the characters (e.g. Chelsea) but I didn't like how Ledford got his way all the time. It makes him seem a little too perfect.
Dec 13, 2009 Barbra rated it did not like it
This is the third in the 'Windancer' triology.

Back Cover Blurb:
Perfume mogul Caitlin Vosaro is certain that her dream of creating her own fragrance will never be realised as the family estate hovers on the brink of bankruptcy.
Mar 15, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it
The back cover blurb talks about the importance of "secrets she's kept hidden" but after finishing the story I really couldn't tell you what the secrets were. Guess that means she did a good job keeping them?

The story wasn't bad. It was interesting and moved at a good pace.
Jan 07, 2011 Cindy added it
Johansen captures the readers' interest with her introduction and soon has one hooked within the first few chapters. I love the characters and the you are drawn into whatever internal or external battles they are fighting.
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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 su ...more
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