Sparks fly as a woman with extraordinary abilities fights her attraction to a dangerous freelance consultant.
Dr. Kendra Michaels has worked with former FBI Agent Adam Lynch before (Double Blind, 2018), but she's furious with him for getting her tossed out of Afghanistan after she sustained a minor wound while trying to root out corruption. Kendra, who was blind until an experimental operation restored her sight at 20, has highly developed senses of smell, hearing, and spatial awareness that she's used to help the FBI and CIA in many difficult cases. Now, as she returns to the U.S., they have another one she can't resist investigating. Elaine Wessler and Ronald Kim, both staff members at her old school, the Woodward Academy for the Physically Disabled in Oceanside, California, have been found murdered for no apparent reason, and FBI Special Agent Michael Griffin is anxious to use her skills and inside knowledge. Elaine had been fostering an unusual guide dog, Harley, who's had problems adjusting since the child he was working with was killed in a gas-main explosion. Now that Elaine is gone, his unearthly howls are upsetting the students. Kendra talks her best friend, Olivia, who's blind, into sharing custody of Harley until they can find him the right home. Meanwhile, she turns up clues the FBI team missed and is rewarded for her efforts with a bomb planted in her car. It turns out to be fake, but it's still a potent warning to walk away. Returning from Afghanistan to help Kendra, Lynch finds her still angry with him and intent on resisting his charms. Her friend Jessie Mercado, a private eye, turns up to help extricate her from a dangerous situation and sticks around to join the hunt for the killers. It will take all of them, including Harley, to solve the violent, complex case and get the school Kendra loves back on track.
Mystery, danger, and sexual tension abound in an action-packed thriller that breaks plenty of heads but no new ground.
"Magnetic characters and atwisty, suspenseful plot ensure that readers will eagerly anticipate the next installment."Publishers Weekly on Double Blind
"5 Stars! Kendra Michaels is an exceptionally compelling protagonist...Get the snacks ready and keep the lights on, for this book will keep you hanging on until the last word!"RTBookReviews.com on Double Blind
"A long list of well-developed suspects makes this one of the more complex and satisfying entries in this bestselling series."Publishers Weekly on Look Behind You
"A nail-biting adventure" that "offers thrill after thrill."FreshFiction.com on Look Behind You
"The mother-and-son Johansen team delivers another high-stakes, high-powered thriller in the popular Kendra Michaels series."Booklist on Night Watch
"The plot builds to a stunning conclusion."Publishers Weekly on Night Watch
"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."Suspense Magazine on 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 on The Naked Eye
Blind for the first 20 years of her life before undergoing a revolutionary surgical procedure, Dr. Kendra Michaels is now an especially sharp investigator. Here, two staff members have been murdered at a school for the blind where Kendra spent her youth, but the deaths are so oddly dissimilar as to give Kendra pause.