Look Behind You: A Novel (Kendra Michaels #5) (Hardcover)
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen and Edgar Award-winning author Roy Johansen are back with Look Behind You, a novel featuring Kendra Michaels—hired gun for both the CIA and FBI.
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego with a most unusual M.O. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. In this confusing array of unrelated evidence, the one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI. Kendra, who was blind for the first twenty years of her life, gained her sight through a revolutionary surgical procedure and now uses her acute powers of observation to assist in cases all over the United States.
FBI investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases from around the country. And the new crimes feature “holdback” characteristics never disclosed to the general public—meaning that one single killer was behind the nation’s most notorious serial murder cases and has now come to challenge and taunt Kendra.
The investigators—a “dream team” of profilers—join Kendra in the pursuit, but as the body count rises and the detectives themselves become the newest targets, Kendra must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making…
About the Author
Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Night, Blood Game, Eve, and Eight Days to Live, among others. She began writing after her children left home for college, and first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, she began writing suspense historical romance novels, and in 1996 she turned to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
Roy Johansen is an Edgar Award--winning author and the son of Iris Johansen. He has written many well-received mysteries, including Deadly Visions, Beyond Belief, and The Answer Man.
Praise for Night Watch
The mother-and-son Johansen team delivers another high-stakes, high-powered thriller in the popular Kendra Michaels series.” —Booklist
“The plot builds to a stunning conclusion.” –Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Naked Eye
“The Johansens power-up the emotional stakes in this page-turning thriller that cements Michaels’ reputation as a force to be reckoned with.” —Booklist
“This read goes from good to great to spectacular as the hunt between predator and prey never stops. As always behind the name ‘Johansen’ in reviews, this is a definite 5-Star.” —SuspenseMagazine
Praise for Sight Unseen
“Filled with frightening twists and terrifying turns…the reader’s heart will be racing the entire time.” –RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars)
Praise for Close Your Eyes
“Intrigue at its best!” –Reader to Reader