cover image Mind Game

Mind Game

Iris Johansen. St. Martin’s, $27.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-07585-7

Bestseller Johansen convincingly mixes mystical elements with a rapid-fire plot in her 21st Eve Duncan novel (after 2016’s Night and Day). Artist Jane MacGuire, Eve’s adopted daughter who has the ability to see actual events in her dreams, is in Gaelkar, Scotland, helping Lord MacDuff search for a treasure associated with Cira, a woman who lived in ancient times. Jane dreams of Cira—but also of a woman in the present who’s being held captive. She eventually identifies the woman as Lisa, the 19-year-old sister of a man from her past, the mocking and arrogant Seth Caleb. Jane has mixed feelings when Seth calls to inform her that he’s coming to Scotland to aid Lord MacDuff, but Jane and Seth end up joining forces to rescue Lisa from her captors, who have devious reasons for holding her against her will—and who will stop at nothing to get her back. The sexual attraction between Jane and Seth simmers in the background as the action builds to a stunning climax in Dubai. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Oct.)