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The Ugly Duckling


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Iris Johansenis theNew York Timesbestselling author of many novels, includingKiller Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim,andNo One to Trust.She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.


With this spectacular tale of revenge, betrayal and survival, Johansen (Lion's Bride; Forecasts, Dec. 4, 1995) shows why, after 50 paperback originals, she is at last getting hardcover treatment. Nell Carter is plain and plump‘and, for some mysterious reason, the target of a drug cartel hit that maims her but wipes out her husband and young daughter. Her world destroyed, Nell wills herself to die, until a stranger gives her a purpose to live: revenge. The mysterious Nicholas Tanek, once master of his own criminal network, will do anything and use anyone to destroy the drug cartel that, he tells Nell, murdered a "very close" friend. But recruiting the vengeful woman proves a big mistake for Nicholas, for she awakens in him new and unsettling emotions that threaten his mission. Given a new face and identity, Nell throws herself into guerrilla and martial arts training with Nicholas. The two become lovers, but that won't keep Nell from finding and punishing her daughter's killer‘with or without her lover's help. The romance here is suspenseful, and the suspense is romantic; for fans of each, this is a keeper. Author tour. (Apr.)

"A spectacular tale of revenge, betrayal and survival." -Publishers Weekly

"A real knockout...[an] intense thriller...bravo!"-Atlanta Journal

When a hit man murders her daughter, the only thing that keeps Nell Calder alive is her thirst for revenge. Armed with a stunning new face and a body to match, she sets out to kill. What she doesn't count on is that her quest for vengeance will also result in her gaining a new reason to go on living. A forceful, enigmatic hero with a dangerous past and a mission of his own; a focused, determined, and refreshingly creative heroine who develops quite nicely; and a few interesting secondary characters join forces in a well-executed story that deftly provides chilling suspense without sacrificing a warm romance. Johansen is a seasoned romance writer particularly noted for her historicals (Dark Rider, Bantam, 1995). This is her first hardcover.‘KR

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