Waiting and waiting, that was all I was doing. Iris Johansen is one of my favorite authors, whether they are the novels or the series. The one series that I find myself loving and frustrated with is the Eve Duncan Series, and this book Eight Days To Live is just the latest book to the series, and it was amazing.
The Plot of Eight Days To Live:
It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncan’s daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ know both the face and the significance behind it. They believe that Jane must die-when the moment is right, and not an instant before she leads them to an ancient treasure whose value and power are beyond price. But for now they target those close to her, killing without mercy or conscience. Jane’s journey takes her from Paris to Scotland to a cave in the Holy Land, as she fights with all she has to save her life. Even with Eve’s help, can she possibly escape before the clock stops ticking?
I absolutely loved this book. There was action, mystery, suspense, and humor. The book was just enjoyable to read. I think I really liked the story for the sheer fact that it was mainly about Jane. Eve is a great character but her stories get so frustrating and good at the same time. Jane is usually there but more in the back ground. This time she was the main character and she is fascinating.
The returning characters were fun to read again about, Jock and MacDuff. The new character Seth who is a hunter. He was in the series before but I couldn’t remember him. I like his fascination with Jane, it is a little twisted and weird but there is love there. And the ending has a humorous conclusion thanks to Seth.
I can’t wait for the next book and to see how Eve, Joe and Jane get through the next predictment. It will also be interesting to see if Seth is going to be in the picture and how he will affect Jane.