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What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen

What Doesn't Kill You (2012)

by Iris Johansen

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  Fidget78 | Jan 5, 2014 |
Pretty good, I really enjoy Hu Chang. ( )
  Talaskat | Oct 8, 2013 |
“Fresh Meat” by Susan Amper for Criminal Element

Lately I’ve read a number of novels with mothers as protagonists fiercely fighting for the lives of their children. Defending Jacob by William Landay and Come Home by Lisa Scottoline are recent examples; now there is What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen, familiar to most readers for her Eve Duncan novels. I don’t know if such novels are in anticipation of Mother’s Day or a nod to readers’ desires, but it’s always nice to see strong women, and Catherine Ling in What Doesn’t Kill You might be the most strong and fierce as she herself is a lethal weapon.

Johansen’s fans might remember Catherine Ling from Bonnie, the novel in which the remains of Eve Duncan’s long dead daughter are found. Johansen’s Eve Duncan novels had become so routine that I stopped reading them. However, after reading What Doesn’t Kill You, I will go back to read at least Bonnie as Catherine is involved.

Read the rest at: http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2012/04/fresh-meat-what-doesnt-kill-you-by-...
  CrimeHQ | May 14, 2013 |
This is her most recent book, the paperback published Oct 2012. Riveting suspenseful, keeping you wanting to see what happens next. True to all her books, a strong female character with a villainess' foe. Excellent read. ( )
  DocWalt10 | Apr 8, 2013 |
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
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It’s the deadliest poison known to man.

He’s the only one who knows its true power.

She’s the only one who can stop the evil.

The chase is on....

Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information. As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang---a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now she is known as one of their most effective operatives. Having lived life in the shadows, Catherine is aware of the wobbly moral compass of her existence and even more aware of just how expendable she is to those she deals with. When her old friend Hu Chang creates a formula that’s not only deadly but completely untraceable, the race begins to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself up against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive in her quest to protect those she cares about: Hu Chang and Luke---the son who was stolen from Catherine and only recently brought home safe. Using all of her formidable skills, Catherine Ling proves the age-old belief that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
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When CIA operative Catherine Ling's old friend Hu Chang creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about.… (more)

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