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Chasing The Night (Eve Duncan #11)

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A CIA agent's two-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, eight years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Her friends, family, and colleagues tell her to let go, move on, accept that her son is never coming back. But she can't. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her - ...more
Hardcover, 362 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2010)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
This is one of my favorite romantic suspense series of all time. I have journeyed with Even Duncan on her quest to finding out about her daughter’s disappearance when she was five years old.
I have become attached to many of the characters that I have met throughout the books and in Chasing the Night, we are introduced to the new and fascinating character of Catherine Ling. Born in Hong Kong, living in the streets by her wits, she’s recruited as an CIA when very young.

Catherine‘s 2 year old son
Jan 07, 2011 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Eight years after a CIA agent’s two-year-old son was stolen in the night, Eve Duncan becomes involved in the case. Eve Duncan lost her own daughter years ago and has turned her grief over the loss of her child to helping others as a forensic sculptor. As a way to help Catherine Ling, the CIA agent, Eve uses age progression to try to help Catherine deal with her feelings of grief and loss.

Both women endure the worst imaginable horror for a mother - the loss of their child. After facing this horr
Oct 29, 2013 Candace rated it it was ok
I listened to the audiobook on a road trip. You could have had a drinking game with the phrase "(S)he moistened his/her lips." I laughed out loud each time because the author used it so often it was ridiculous. Also, she seems overly fond of the word "jerkily."

This was my first encounter with this author and I probably won't read anything else by her.
Sep 06, 2015 Kathy rated it did not like it
I brought one audio book along with me on a trip...this one..I have learned my lesson. I am not sure what it was I hated most about Chasing the Night...the actress' interpretation of the book and her "voices" for each character...the author's one dimensional characters...or the far-fetched storyline. Perhaps it was the fact that this book is the 11th in a series that I have never read before and therefore I did not have a good understanding of Eve Duncan and prior storylines. Eve is a forensic s ...more
Joseph Young
This book started off with some potential, but then descended into nuttery and boring drawn out conversations.

Superwoman CIA Agent Catherine Ling saves a girl, Kelly Winters, from capture at the hands of a Colombian gang who has killed her father and raped her. No problems so far. Catherine uses this success as leverage on the CIA to get info to try to rescue her son, Luke, from a Russian mobster and power broker.

Enter Eve Duncan, a child skull reconstructionist, who Catherine wants to run an c
Dec 18, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Eve Duncan is one of the best forensic sculptors in the world. This is why when CIA agent, Catherine Ling need someone to help her learn the truth about her son, Luke, she turns to Eve. Cause only the best will do for Catherine.

Nine years ago, Luke was kidnapped by Sergei Rakovac. Sergei is one of the most powerful members of the Russian mafia. All this time, Catherine has wondered if Luke is dead or alive. Sergei can not be touched. He made a deal with the CIA. In exchange for helping Catherin
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
I didn't notice that this was a series book. Let alone the newest in the series of Eve Duncan. Having never read a Iris Johansen book I figured I would give it ago. It was a good read. But I must admit, I kind of got bored with it in the start and middle.
Nov 02, 2010 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time reading an Iris Johansen book even though I've heard about her for awhile and kept meaning to pick up one of her books. It certainly did not disappoint.

The Characters

I fell in love with Eve and Joe right away. Both characters were strong without being overbearing, co-dependent or pig headed. I want to learn more about Bonnie especially when I found out there are several books about Eve Duncan so I assume there is a back story there. Catherine also began to grow on me altho
Ayo Summers
Jan 26, 2012 Ayo Summers rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-2012
Chasing the Night by Iris Johansen is about a women named Eve Duncan. Her daughter Bonnie was killed in cold blood and now eight years later Catherine Ling is facing the same hardship. Catherine is trying desperately to find her son Luke who was taken away from her. All of Catherine's colleagues are convinced that Luke will never be found but she refuses to give up. When no one else would help her she seeks out Eve Duncan's assistance. Now Eve and Catherine must do whatever they can to find Luke ...more
Feb 25, 2013 Chris rated it liked it
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Dylan Masterson
Chasing The Night

Chasing the night wrote By: Iris Johansen is about a 29 year old woman Catherine Ling who grew up being as an orphan. Catherine grew up in Hong Kong, making her painfully- gained intelligence idea for the unusual needs of the CIA. After years of self-reliance built on successful missions and the bodies of the victims, Catherine has nearly lost herself in her 9 year search for the toddler kidnapped by an angry and crazy Russian named Rakovac, who loves to torment her with terrif
Apr 18, 2015 Purvika rated it liked it
Chasing the night is my first in Eve Duncan series. Haven't read previous books I picked it merely because these books is series can be read as standalone as well. And I had no desire to wait for ten books to reach this one as its blurb intrigued me.

Eve Duncan is a survivor, still tortured by the kidnapping and murder of her seven-year-old child, Bonnie. Years after this tragedy, Eve is one of the world’s foremost forensic sculptors and tries to bring closure to other parents who have lost thei
Jan 21, 2015 JBradford rated it liked it
I am a great fan of Iris Johansen, who started writing novels after her kids went off to college and now has at least 81 novels under her belt! (Plus some others that she co-authored.) For the first decade she wrote romances (I don’t remember if I ever read any of those), but then she turned to crime/suspense in the 1990s and she has been writing bestsellers ever since. Whenever a most successful projects has been a series about Eve Duncan, a child of the slums, whose life changed when her seven ...more
Apr 25, 2013 Yasmin rated it liked it
More like 3.5 stars definitely better than the book before it. This story didn't really center around Eve or Joe...but rather Catherine Lin, CIA agent whose son was abducted when he was only 2 years old. Nine years later she's still looking for him...and hoping that she will find him alive. Nine years is a long time to believe that a child is still alive...but this is Iris you have to suspend belief...and keep hope alive.
Jul 12, 2014 Jan rated it did not like it
I listened to this audio book while on a recent road trip. It was so awful that it was almost painful to listen to. Unfortunately I had no other books on CD from the library with me and I had neglected to grab any of my music CDs before I left. So, I was pretty much stuck with this to listen to.

To say it was beyond boring is being nice. Most of the story, roughly 90%, is endless conversations about the same thing over and over. Here’s the story in a nutshell.

CIA agent Catherine Ling is able to
Tere Fredericks
Feb 09, 2014 Tere Fredericks rated it liked it
I gave this a 3 only because I figured it out long before the denouement. I love the Eve Duncan books because I love the premise and I adore the characters. I actually read the first one when it came out and I was delighted to learn that everyone (including the kidnapped child) returned. I was even more delighted to find several new characters.

Back to the book. I like the fact that there was someone who could face Eve down, better than Joe, even. If you don't know what I'm talking about, read t
Dec 23, 2013 Renee rated it really liked it
I have a hit or miss relationship with the Iris Johansen's novels and her Eve Duncan. This was a hit with me. The introduction of Catherine Ling to the picture was a pretty great addition. (Not to mention Kelly and Luke.)
Aug 09, 2013 Betty rated it really liked it
Excellent book! I found it hard to but down as there was one twist after another and the characters were very interesting. Would highly recommend it to those who enjoy a fast action mystery.
Susan Moore
Jul 29, 2014 Susan Moore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

My two favorite characters are Catherine Ling and Joe. So, I really loved this particular story about Catherine's kidnapped son, IED'S, and Hu Chang. Loved the ingenious poison tooth trick, as well as the South American kidnapping and how Kelly entered their lives, and Hu Chang in Hong kong. I only gave it 4 stars because of a repeated phrase in all of Ms. Johansen's books. "He, she twisted their lips". I bothers me a bit because there are so many other
Feb 07, 2016 Barbara rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, gifted-kids
I skipped from book #4 to #11 in the Eve Duncan series, but I liked this book better. Eve's conversations with her dead daughter are less frequent in this book and seemed less bizarre to me. Mostly I liked the new characters, especially Kelly, a highly gifted 14-year-old whose father was killed and who is trying to find acceptance and purpose in her life. Catherine Ling is more action-oriented but even more tightly wound than Eve. Since I found Eve a bit too passive of a heroine, I may try follo ...more
May 09, 2014 Rena rated it liked it
I've read several books from this author, but not in the last couple years. So I went and got this book from the library since it introduced a new character and I was curious. I forgot how this author uses a lot of dialogue in her stories. This one especially had the characters constantly yapping and even the bad guys -- who you would think have better things to do -- were very verbal. Anyway, I had to skip some of that while reading since it was just too much. Also, there's a 14 yr old characte ...more
A CIA agent's two-year-old son was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, eight years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her. Eve Duncan shares her nightmare, since closure is also something that eludes Eve after the disappearance of her daughter Bonnie. As Eve gets drawn deeper into Catherine's horror, she must face looming demons of her own. 9 sound discs (10 hr., 22 min. ...more
Dec 27, 2014 Ariana rated it really liked it
Shelves: part-of-a-series
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Barbara ★
All Even Duncan novels involve much more than just facial reconstruction. Joe Quinn is a cop so he always has a case going on and Eve occasionally works for the CIA so there's a good chance she'll be involved in something dangerous. Regardless of waht's going on, Eve (or Joe) are always the target of some whack-job and this book is no different.

Catherine Ling's (a CIA operative) son was kidnapped 9 years ago by a Russian crime boss whom she tried to take down at the CIA's instigation. In revenge
Jessica RiffeKincaid
Sep 22, 2011 Jessica RiffeKincaid rated it it was amazing
Eve Duncan, her soul-mate Joe, and a new found friend come together in this thriller that never ends. Her son was kidnapped when he was just 2 years old by a life long enemy. Hell bent on making her life miserable for an eternity, her ruthless enemy sees to it that once a year, she receives a phone call from her son just long enough to allow her the pleasure of knowing that her son still lives. Connie, seeks out Eve for help in the search and rescue of her son, using the knowledge that Eve, havi ...more
Nov 23, 2010 Michelle rated it did not like it
When I read the plot summary on this book it sounded really interesting and I was really looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately, this book failed to take off for me. I found myself putting it down more often than picking it up as it just seemed to drag. As a result of this I ended up giving up half way through, which I RARELY do. I've never read a book by Iris Johansen until 'Chasing the Night' and this may have affected the rating as it's the 9th book in this series. I was more interested ...more
Apr 09, 2011 Bookmom rated it really liked it
Eleventh book featuring expert forensic facial sculpturer, Eve Duncan, who is practically forced to do a computer age progression on the son of desperate CIA agent, Catherine Ling. Luke had been kidnapped by Rakovac in Russia as a means to hurt her when her son was only two and still calls her periodically to get as much pain out of her as possible. Rakovac has fed the CIA just enough intel over the years to keep them off his back. But something big is going on. The CIA needs to know what Rakova ...more
Tobyann Aparisi
Jan 24, 2011 Tobyann Aparisi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone it is really a great book
Recommended to Tobyann by: first reads
This is really a wonderully good book! I love the gift this author has in getting inside of the characters and making them amazingly real! The author sets a good pace and weaves a thrilling tapestry of good versus evil. This could really be happening out there somewhere (is what you find yourself thinking) and the horror of it makes you want to turn away. However, you can't you must know more and that is what makes this book so exciting. There are an abundance of thrills, chills an mystery. This ...more
David Rasner
Sep 22, 2011 David Rasner rated it it was amazing
A CIA agent’s two-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, eight years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Her friends, family, and colleagues tell her to let go, move on, accept that her son is never coming back. But she can’t. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her— and that person is Eve Duncan. She knows that Eve shares her nightmare, since closure is also something that eludes Eve after ...more
Catherine Ling is a top operative in the CIA, having been recruited as a child from the streets of Hong Kong. Almost 10 years ago, her 2 year old son was kidnapped by a Russian terrorist bent on seeking revenge on Catherine. Over the years, Rakovac has kept Luke alive, taunting Catherine about his whereabouts. Catherine finally has enough information to track Rakovac and find her son. She asks Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor, to do an age progression on a photo of Luke when he was 2 years old so s ...more
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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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