Catherine Ling has made many enemies over the years as
she's worked for the CIA. Now, someone from her past
intends to have his revenge in a big way. He begins by
killing members of Catherine's outer circle of friends,
and intends to keep killing, with each death being a
person closer to her. Eventually the killer plans to get
to her son, and when Catherine has suffered through
watching everyone she loves die, then she will die
As Catherine scrambles to figure out who the killer is,
and to warn everyone of the danger, the clock keeps
ticking. Catherine's circle of friends and associates is
full of remarkable people, many of them agents of various
organizations. Some of them also have extraordinary, and
even supernatural, talent. While she only intends to warn
everyone, she soon finds that almost everyone wants to
help stop this killer.
Catherine is beautiful, tough, smart, sexy and deadly.
In previous books, it seemed she had no Achilles
heel, except for her son, Luke, and lifelong friend, Hu
Chang. While she is still as deadly as ever, she has let
a few more people get closer to her, and now she's paying
the price. One of the people assisting is Cameron,
someone she met on a previous mission, and someone she
has explosive chemistry with. For some reason I can't
fathom, Catherine is resisting the mesmerizing Cameron
with everything she has, while he attempts to wear her
I think that a reader would be lost if he or she just
picked up this book and read it. There are so many
characters who appear who have been a part of the long
running Eve Duncan series. Some of the events won't make
sense if you haven't read these people's stories and know
their powers. I have been disappointed to watch this
series drop further and further into the supernatural.
It seems that intellect, training, teamwork and research
aren't enough on their own. Yet, having said that, I
found YOUR NEXT BREATH to be an exciting page turner,
as Catherine and her friends triumph over the villain.
The story ends with an enticing hint of dire things to
come, and, yes, I will continue reading this addictive
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Catherine Ling is one of the CIA’s most prized operatives.
Raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the
agency at the age of fourteen. If life has taught her
anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two
exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang.
Luke was kidnapped at age two, and now, nine years later, he
has astonishingly been returned to her. Catherine vows never
to fail him again. Now, just as she is building a
relationship with Luke, it seems that someone from
Catherine’s past is playing a deadly game with her, and
using those she cares about as pawns. Three are dead
already: the former prostitute who helped Catherine when
she was out on the street, a CIA agent with whom she worked
closely, and the informant who helped her free Luke.
Someone is picking off the people Catherine cares about one
by one, with the circle narrowing closer and closer to those
she loves the most. Catherine has made many enemies
throughout her life, and she has no choice but to weed
through her past to find out who is targeting her now, and
then go after the vicious killer herself.