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The naked eye : a novel


Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2015]
Physical Description:
8 audio discs (10 hr., 23 min.) : digital, optical, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from container.

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Duration: 10:23:00.
How can you catch a killer when everyone thinks he is dead? / Kendra Michaels was instrumental in bringing Eric Colby, a serial killer, to justice; but Kendra, despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, is convinced that Colby is still alive. The problem is that Kendra cannot prove it. Even Kendra's razor-sharp powers of observation, developed to an amazing capacity during the twenty years she spent blind, and now in constant demand by law enforcement agencies, have gotten her nowhere. But then a reporter who very publicly humiliated Kendra is murdered. Kendra, visiting the crime scene in search of anything that might link the brutal homicide to Colby, instead finds evidence that points to her. Colby's master plan finally becomes clear to her: Colby is framing Kendra for murder. Suspicions mount and Kendra is thrust into deadly pursuit to clear her name and catch the killer no one believes exists anymore. A killer who is always nearby, watching, waiting to make his next move, although everyone assumes him to be dead. A killer whose trail of destruction is invisible to the naked eye, despite the carnage he leaves in his wake. It will take everything Kendra has to find Colby and stop him, and save her own life one more time. -- Container.


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The #1 New York Times bestselling author and the Edgar Award-winning author are back with a new novel featuring Kendra Michaels--hired gun for both the CIA and FBI.

It's been four months since the events of Sight Unseen , and Kendra Michaels is obsessed with trying to track down serial killer Eric Colby. Despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive. The trouble is, she can't prove it. Even her razor-sharp powers of observation, honed while blind during the first twenty years of her life, have gotten her nowhere. So no one believes her.

Then out of the blue she gets a call from the Sheriff of Olancha, California, about a young woman being held on a drunk and disorderly charge who lists Kendra as her emergency contact. It's Eve Duncan's sister, Beth Avery, who after being wrongfully institutionalized for five years has been living on the road and trying to figure out her life. Kendra can identify, having gone through a similar period of self-discovery after gaining her sight, and she takes Beth home to San Diego with her.

But the murder of a police detective who had once very openly crossed swords with Kendra is about to complicate her life even further. She visits the crime scene in search of anything that might provide a link to Colby and instead finds evidence that links the crime to her. Finally Colby's master plan becomes clear: he is framing Kendra for a brutal cop-killing.

Suspicions mount along with the body count, and Kendra is thrust into spine-tingling pursuit to clear her name and find the killer no one believes exists anymore. Beth joins her on her quest, and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch soon follows. And they get help from another friend anxious to repay her debt to Kendra...none other than Eve Duncan herself.

Author Notes

Iris Johansen was born on April 7, 1938. She started writing when her two children were in college. A year later she finished her first novel, a contemporary romance. After writing many best-selling historical romances and fantasies, including the Sedikhan and Clanad series, she turned to suspense fiction. Her works include And Then You Die, The Ugly Duckling, Pandora's Daughter, Killer Dreams, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, The Perfect Witness, Night Watch, the Eve Duncan series, the Catherine Ling series, and the Kendra Michaels series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Iris Johansen is the bestselling author of "The Ugly Duckling", "Long After Midnight", "And Then You Die", "The Face of Deception", "The Killing Game", & "The Search". She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In bestseller Johansen and son's exciting third novel featuring Kendra Michaels (after 2014's Sight Unseen), Kendra, a law-enforcement consultant whose senses of smell and hearing are extraordinarily acute, believes that serial killer Eric Colby is still alive, even though he was supposedly executed by lethal injection at California's San Quentin State Prison months earlier. Meanwhile, San Diego reporter Sheila Hunter, who's eager to interview Kendra, runs a newspaper story that supports Kendra's theory about Colby. Dismayed that Sheila's story has tipped off Colby, Kendra agrees to talk to the reporter. Just hours after their meeting, Sheila turns up dead, hanging from the mast of a house boat in a local marina. The MO suggests that Colby could be the killer. Beth, the sister of Eve Duncan (the star of Iris Johansen's main series), joins Kendra in a thrilling race against time to stop a killer who seems to follow Kendra's every move. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Special agent Kendra Michaels never believed her arch-nemesis, Eric Colby, died in the gas chamber at San Quentin. A killer as ruthless and well-connected as Colby would never let the system take him down. But Michaels is the only one in Southern California law enforcement who believes he's still out there, even after a string of garish murders bearing Colby's signature MO occur across the San Diego area. Using his extensive network of cyber-terrorists to get into Michaels' home and computer and, most important, under her skin, Colby ups the ante and kills a respected local cop, finally bringing the rest of the force and the FBI around to Michaels' way of thinking. Michaels knows she's Colby's ultimate victim, but will his promised threat to first take out people close to her be thwarted in time? Reintroducing numerous characters from their extensive backlist of Michaels thrillers, including Sight Unseen (2014), the Johansens power-up the emotional stakes in this page-turning thriller that cements Michaels' reputation as a force to be reckoned with.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2015 Booklist