Iris Johansen is a master storyteller whose thrilling novels go straight to the heart of suspense.  Now the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Long After Midnight and The Ugly Duckling returns with her most nerve-shattering novel ever, a story of deadly greed and global terror.  

A seasoned photojournalist, Bess Grady has honed her craft in the trouble spots of the world.  But witnessing the horrors of Somalia and Sarajevo hasn't prepared her for what awaits in a small-town paradise--as an easy assignment turns into a desperate journey into fear.

Sunlight bathes the town square.  A balmy breeze is blowing.  Yet nothing else is as it should be.  The unimaginable has happened here, and Bess Grady and her sister Emily have unwittingly stumbled right into the middle of it.  As chaos and confusion reign, Emily disappears, Bess is taken captive--and escape seems impossible.  But when rescue comes from a totally unexpected source, Bess is unprepared for the chilling truth.

Tenajo was a testing ground--the first stage in a twisted game plan designed to spread terror, at the cost of countless innocent lives.  It is the brainchild of ruthless conspirators whose next target may be the heartland of the United States.

Now Bess must join forces with the intimidating stranger who led her out of Tenajo, a man whose motives are suspect, whose alliances are unclear, and whose methods have a way of leaving bodies in his wake.  For she will do anything--risk everything--to find her sister, to keep her family safe, and to stop the conspirators from completing their carefully orchestrated plan of destruction.

Drawn from today's news and tomorrow's headlines, And Then You Die...  is top-flight suspense and hard-hitting entertainment, a surefire combination that will keep your pulse rate racing long after the last page is turned.  


Iris Johansen, who has more than eight million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing.  The bestselling author of The Ugly Duckling and Long After Midnight lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where she is currently at work on a new novel.


From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for Iris Johansen's Long After Midnight:

"Readers will be won over by [the] flesh-and-blood characters, crackling dialogue and lean, suspenseful plotting."—Publishers Weekly

"Intense, hold-your-breath suspense.  Iris Johansen is incomparable."—Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author of Guilty as Sin and A Thin Dark Line

and The Ugly Duckling:

"A real knockout...[An] intense thriller...bravo!"—The Atlanta Journal

"[A] spectacular tale of revenge, betrayal and survival."—Publishers Weekly

"Outstanding.  A real page-turner.  Many will add [Iris Johansen's] name to their list of favorite authors."—Associated Press


From the Hardcover edition.