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Countdown by Iris Johansen
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Oct 03, 2007

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Recommended for: Those who like lite mystery/romance books

General Outline:
Jane is trying to be a normal university student when she gets dragged into a life she thought she left behind. When her childhood friend is killed instead of her in a kidnapping attempts she must once again deal with her mysterious/dangerous protector named Trevor. She and Trevor have had several run ins over the years dealing with the lost gold of Cira, a famous actress in pompeii before its destruction. Jane looks like "Cira" so she tends to attract people who think she has a mystic connection to her. Once Jane recovers from the shock of having her friend killed in front of her she is on the case and what was a simple case of revenge turns into a race to stop a master brain washer from unleashing his unquestioning servants against the U.S.A.
This wasnt a bad book, it is just what seems to be normal for a lite mystery/romance novel. The main character in this book is apparently a secondary character from a couple of pevious books. With this story all the main characters are brought in early and the first half of the book (more or less) details their emotions and various catching up scenes and why-I-like/don't like you moments. By the time Jane leaves the U.S.A and ends up in Scotland where a few more characters are introduced and after a few more emotion scenes we get to the actual story and it turns into the normal terroists are going to blow somthing up and the heros must rush around and put themselves in mortal danger to stop them story. Suffice to say all the bad guys end up having a really bad day when they finally meet the heros. The story is a fast read and it does keep you turning the pages to find out how exaclty everything wraps up and yes it does leave room for *yet* another sequel. All in all fans of this author and light mystery romance fans will proably enjoy this book.

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