What Doesn't Kill You

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Macmillan, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 406 pages
4 Reviews

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. . . .

Number-one bestselling author Iris Johansen showcases one of her most fascinating characters yet, pitted against one of the most ruthless killers, in a novel that will make you forget to breathe. . . .

 

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.

Iris Johansen is at her page-turning best in this novel that takes you from the corridors of Langley to the alleyways of Hong Kong and the darkest places of the human soul.

 

 

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Awesome series!!

User Review  - mnm99 - Overstock.com

I have every one of the Iris Johansen Eve Duncan series books that she has out currently and am delighted to branch off with some of her characters into other miniseries. I am addicted!!! Cant put her books down! Read full review

Review: What Doesn't Kill You (Catherine Ling #2)

User Review  - Michele bookloverforever - Goodreads

the central character in this novel, played a peripheral role in a couple of this author's "eve duncan" series. this book explains some of catherine's past and involves an interesting thriller about an undetectable poison with a surpising side effect. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
30
Section 4
56
Section 5
76
Section 6
98
Section 7
117
Section 8
134
Section 12
222
Section 13
237
Section 14
258
Section 15
281
Section 16
302
Section 17
327
Section 18
338
Section 19
353

Section 9
152
Section 10
176
Section 11
196
Section 20
379
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About the author (2012)

IRIS JOHANSEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Eve, Quinn, Bonnie, Chasing The Night, Eight Days to Live, Blood Game, Storm Cycle (w/Roy Johansen),  Silent Thunder  (w/Roy Johansen), Deadlock, Dark Summer, Pandora's Daughter, QuicksandKiller Dreams, On The Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One To Trust  and more.

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