No One to Trust

by Iris Johansen | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0553584375 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book-spy of Arlington, Alabama USA on 5/9/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by book-spy from Arlington, Alabama USA on Monday, May 9, 2005
This is a paper back book in new/good condition.

the scoop ~

Think Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 and a jaded James Bond, and you've got the principals down pat for crowd-pleaser Johansen's (Body of Lies) latest romantic suspenser. Elena Kyler was born in Colombia and raised by her rebel fighter father, formerly an American mercenary. After her father dies and her rebel comrades sell out to druglord Rico Chavez, Elena, now in her mid-20s, concocts a desperate plan to save herself and her five-year-old son Barry from Chavez, who also happens to be Barry's father. She contacts the DEA, who call in the Bondian Sean Galen, a debonair maverick. The plan is to bring Elena and Barry to the U.S., then capture Chavez when he comes for his son. After a daring air-lift escape, Sean, Elena and Barry make it to California, but an ambush by Chavez's men leaves them running for their lives. Unaccustomed to relying on the kindness of strangers, Elena finds herself forced to lean on Sean as the two zigzag across the U.S., falling in love along the way. In the current climate, the threat of drug cartels feels dated and Chavez is such an over-the-top nasty that he's downright silly. Add to that a melodramatic anti-heroine, who's also a cliched assassin-with-a-heart-of-gold seeking spiritual redemption, and a Southeastern climax that's as '80s as Miami Vice, and the sum total becomes a derivative stew. Johansen has delivered better in the past and hopefully will again in the future.


turn the page,

book-spy

Journal Entry 2 by nuyear1975 on Thursday, March 27, 2008
another book from the BEF box....have not read anything by this author, but going to give it a shot....thanks book-spy

Journal Entry 3 by nuyear1975 on Thursday, August 13, 2009
adding this book to my 2nd Wishlist Bookbox...this is a wishlist book for one of the participants!

Journal Entry 4 by nuyear1975 at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, August 13, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (9/1/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-ring, RABCK, meetings, Wisconsin USA

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adding to my 2nd wishlist bookbox...it will start moving by September 1st

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This wishlist book was waiting for me in nuyear1975's wishlist bookbox, thanks so much!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Friday, January 8, 2010
Another good murder/mystery book. Now ready for a new reader!

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