Live to See Tomorrow (Catherine Ling)
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Catherine Ling is one of the CIA's most prized operatives. Raised on the unforgiving streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen, already having accumulated more insight and secrets than the most seasoned professionals in her world. 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. When Luke was kidnapped at the age of two, it nearly broke her. Now, nine years later, her son has astonishingly been returned to her and Catherine vows never to fail him again. But when her job pulls her away from home, she relies on the brilliant and deadly Hu Chang to safeguard Luke in her absence. Now Erin Sullivan, an American journalist with mysterious ties to Hu Chang, has been kidnapped in Tibet. If Catherine doesn't agree to spearhead the CIA rescue mission, she knows that Hu Chang himself will go, a possibility she can't risk. But she will be facing a monster whose crimes stretch back forty years, always eluding the CIA. And the job grows even more complicated when Catherine meets Richard Cameron, a supposed ally who's clearly not telling all he knows. Their attraction is immediate, but Catherine isn't at all sure that he can be trusted. If she's going to rescue this journalist with a story worth killing for, she'll need to keep Cameron very close. From the treacherous landscape of the Himalayas to the twisting back alleys of San Francisco, the clock is ticking for Catherine and those she loves most. At every turn she faces a ruthless enemy who is determined to keep the truth buried, even if it means that none of them live to see tomorrow, in this novel from bestseller Iris Johansen.
be your last chance to deal.” He hung up. Move! Three minutes would have been enough for him to get a fix on her location. There would be someone here within a few minutes or less. She accessed the tracking device as she started trotting down the street, then ducked into the alley. It gave her a general location somewhere near the park but had not had time to pinpoint the exact location, dammit. She hadn’t really expected to get lucky. She ducked into an alley and ran toward the brightly lit
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wasn’t welcomed with open arms by those gorillas.” “They were under orders from the committee. The doctor was with me at the time, and they didn’t want anyone to interfere with him.” “As if I would.” Her gaze went over him. He was dressed in jeans and a white shirt with sleeves rolled up to the elbows. He looked strong and tough and was emitting the same electric force as always. “I only came to see you to make sure that you were all right. After all, you did save Luke.” She met his gaze. “But
him now. No gun. Silence. Knife or injection. He’d be dressed in the same layered garb she was, and injection would be too chancy. She took out her knife and glided toward the bend. There he was, holding an AK-47 and facing the road leading down the mountain. Tense, huddled with cold, standing near the rocky path to the palace. He was probably wishing he was the hell out of this weather and back at his quarters. Move silently. Unless his instincts were superb, he shouldn’t know she was behind
you should be concentrating on is getting Jack Sen away from here.” “And I would, if it weren’t for you, dammit.” He started the car. “But it’s not happening. So I’ll have to—” “Adapt? Isn’t that what you said?” “Multitask. Now be quiet and let me get to somewhere that I can talk to you.” “Why do you have to go anywhere special? After all, you’re a double threat as far as communication is concerned.” “Evidently I’m not communicating too well at the moment,” he said grimly. “We should be at