No Easy Target

No Easy Target

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with another thriller, No Easy Target

Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. And so those creatures became her only friends, her only joy during a desolate childhood. Now Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, close to the animals and under the radar. But her abilities have not gone unnoticed and there are those who would use them for their own purposes. Determined not to be a pawn in anyone's game, every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots her life and outruns them.

When John Lassiter breaks into Margaret's apartment, she vanishes again, but Lassiter has good reason to be persistent. As a CIA operative, he owes his life to his men , one of whom is being held captive by an unrelenting enemy--an enemy who has set his sights on Margaret. Which means that Lassiter must control her to use her as bait.

With danger in hot pursuit, Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to stop or be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has ever learned to not only survive, but to defeat a great evil. And to prove once and for all that she's no easy target.

Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250075840
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 29, 2017

If this is representative of her work I won't be reading any more Iris Johansen novels. Poorly written, repetative, convoluted, boring dialouge and the antagonist is not an empathetic character, although she claims herself to be. I think we're supposed to feel that Margaret has been wronged and has had a tough life but she just comes off as a petualnt, whiny brat. Ms. Johansen needs to purchase a Thesaurus. How many times can you use the word drily? I finished reading the Green Mile by S. King and the library web site recommended this due to my choice of the Green Mile. What these two books have in common is beyond me, other than a charater in TGM claims a mouse whispered in his ear and Margaret is a more boring version of Doctor Dolittle. What I find odd about the description of the book is that it is called suspensul and a high octane thriller. The story isn't bad, the writing is.

Oct 11, 2017

It was slow going and hard to get into for this Iris fan for the first 3/4 of the book - VERY repetitious as has been remarked before but the last quarter had plenty of action and a few twists to keep her fans happy and coming back.

Aug 30, 2017

I hadn't read any of Johansen's work before and I obviously am reading them out of sequence but I really don't expect to go back to her work as I found it tedious reading. Pathetically predictable and lacking in any subtlety but perhaps I just found a bad example?


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May 07, 2017

He said something low and venomous to that goon who let you get away and then stalked back out to his car.


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