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Reap The Wind

(Wind Dancer #3)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  4,324 ratings  ·  101 reviews
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
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Iris Johansen’s Reap The Wind is wild in its best form. Unaware, I started on the third book of the Wind Dancer series; however, Reap The Wind can stand on its own. I was lured in by the novel’s connection to France and its art history. This is another one of Johansen’s contemporary suspense novels except it is intertwined with pretentious romance. That being said, Reap The Wind’s objective is weakened by a rather sexual relationship. Romance aside the novel was engaging enough to get through it ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense, mystery, series
Very good!! Must read the rest of the series
Jan 06, 2011 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 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,
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fascinația Dansatorului este o carte deosebit de spectaculoasă, foarte bine scrisă, dozând magistral suspansul, misterul și romantismul pe parcursul acțiunii.

Recenzia mea:
Karen J
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you so much!!!!!!!

I didn't post anything about the Wind Dancer until now, however having been an addict of yours for over 30 years, Ms. Johansen, I am glad I waited!

However, did I miss this series, since I remember the first Eve novel and so many since!
Never the less, I am grateful I didn't find one at a time, I would have been crazy!
Because of the historical necessity of the first two novels, I am thrilled I bought all three at one time! (Even if my Amazon account looks like the national
Mary Peaks
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
After reading this novel I realized it was the third installment in a trilogy. My fault which also leads to my rating. I stayed a bit confused over the piece of art known as the Winddancer. The premise states that Caitlin who runs the farm of flowers known as Vasero in the French country side knows all kinds of secrets about the piece. That made no sense to me. Yes she studied it but she alone knew no great “secrets”. I was more interested in Alex and his relationship with Brian Ledford. Alex is ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I started this book I wasn’t aware that it was the last of a trilogy. Thankfully, it made sense as a stand alone. I loved everything about this novel. It sucked me in from the very first page and didn’t let me go until it was over. For me, it was one of those books that you want to read all over again just to “be with” the characters. I’m usually good at figuring out mysteries, but this one had many twists and turns and I never guessed correctly. Now I’m wanting to read the first two books.
Marcia Davis
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a mind blowing story, that has a cliff hanger ending. The wind dancer continues to live. The chase was great all across the world with Caitlin & Alex & Chelsea who gets in the mix. Vasaro is an unforgettable place & then to be a remarkable perfume who Chelsea is to endorse is great. This is definitely a page turner hard to put down book. Remarkable, spellbinding, riveting suspenseful is there going to be more??
Diane Bockhoff
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wind Dancer

Iris Johansen has written has written an exciting story that moves the reader from beginning to conclusion while providing suspense as well as romance. It is an excellent find!!
Roberta Kolar
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trilogy through time

The Wind Dancer, Storm Winds and Reap the Wind follows a piece of art with a magical mystery through time. Part mystery, part suspense, part romance. Page turned and well written!
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
Sienny Zne
Jan 27, 2012 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 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
Marion [Overdue Book Reviews]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Mar 20, 2013 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 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 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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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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Wind Dancer (4 books)
  • The Wind Dancer (Wind Dancer, #1)
  • Storm Winds (Wind Dancer, #2)
  • Final Target (Wind Dancer, #4)