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!Read Pdf ⚺ Reap The Wind ⚝ An elusive killera deadly obsessionand a woman who must destroy him or become his next victimSome would kill to know what Caitlin Vasaro knows For the secrets she s kept hidden all her life are the kind that the rich and the powerful will do anything to possess But not even Caitlin knows how much danger she is in or how far someone will go to hunt her down But she is about to find out when she enters a business deal with the mysterious and charismatic Alex Karazov and joins the hunt for one of the world s most coveted treasures, the Wind Dancer, an ancient statue of legendary beauty and power But Kazarov is a dangerous man who has an even dangerous enemy and suddenly Caitlin is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue and deception, unable to trust anyone, not even the one man who can help Now she must outsmart the cleverest of killers, a psychopath obsessed with the Wind Dancer whose ruthless plan spans continents and whose lethal rampage won t stop at one deathor twoor even three not until he finally gets what he wants the secret Caitlin will die to keep When I started this book I wasn t aware that it was the last of a trilogy Thankfully, it made sense as a stand alone I loved everything about this novel It sucked me in from the very first page and didn t let me go until it was over For me, it was one of those books that you want to read all over again just to be with the characters I m usually good at figuring out mysteries, but this one had many twists and turns and I never guessed correctly Now I m wanting to read the first two books. The wrap up to one of my all time favorite trilogies, Reap the Wind completes the journey of The Wind Dancer.The Wind Dancer, by now one of the world s most famous pieces of art, is back in the hands of the original owners The Andreas family Reap the Wind isabout kin of the Andreas , however Starting with the coming together of an ex cia, ex kgb mastermind and the current owner of Vasaro, a plantation of flower fields in the heart of France, first introduced in the previous novel RTW The wrap up to one of my all time favorite trilogies, Reap the Wind completes the journey of The Wind Dancer.The Wind Dancer, by now one of the world s most famous pieces of art, is back in the hands of the original owners The Andreas family Reap the Wind isabout kin of the Andreas , however Starting with the coming together of an ex cia, ex kgb mastermind and the current owner of Vasaro, a plantation of flower fields in the heart of France, first introduced in the previous novel RTW takes us from the flower fields of France, to the shores of the Carolinas, to the hidden passages of ancient caves in Turkey the Wind Dancer series has been a fav of mine because of the settings and this entry continued that trend, however bringing it to a modern time.Caitlynn Vasaro, the owner of the Vasaro estate, agrees to Alex Karazov s generous but somehwhat suspicious offer to back the new perfume she is producing because she has to, or lose her precious Vasaro Alex does indeed have his eyes on something bigger of course, although he instinctively believes in Caitlynn s passion for Vasaro He s after revenge And he needs Caitlynn s connection to The Wind Dancer to wreak it Meanwhile Alex s arch nemesis is obsessing on how to get Alex s attention once again and it seems he s found the perfect leverage For those that have only read IJ s suspense books or if you have not read the first two in this series best skip Reap The Wind I have the original release, not sure how much they changed in the recent updated release and I would think it would be incredibly confusing without reading the first two Still, even on re read, I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery of the origins of The Wind Dancer Far fetched, pretentious, and ridiculous as it was STILL, sigh Tres romantic In this version of Reap The Wind, there s an intense and sexual romance between Alex and Caitlynn which kept me reading Lots and lots of side character we could have done without, and the last third of the book was just too much jumping around But, the ending satisfies sorta My opinion is this one is probably the weakest in the trilogy But it s a must read if you ve read the first two I received this novel from a librarian on eBay as part of a set of 100 thrillers This was not one of my favorites I didn t know that this was a part three of a trilogy, but I do believe it can be read as a standalone, since that s what I did and wasn t completely lost Some details from the other books might have served to flesh out the plot and explain the motivations of the key characters, but not necessary The story begins with Alex Karazov, who worked for the CIA as a code breaker puzzle I received this novel from a librarian on eBay as part of a set of 100 thrillers This was not one of my favorites I didn t know that this was a part three of a trilogy, but I do believe it can be read as a standalone, since that s what I did and wasn t completely lost Some details from the other books might have served to flesh out the plot and explain the motivations of the key characters, but not necessary The story begins with Alex Karazov, who worked for the CIA as a code breaker puzzle solver He is retired but he is convinced to return when his arch nemesis kills the sacrificial lamb manservant companion This happens within the first few pages not a spoiler Motivated by revenge, Alex learns of a woman named Caitlynn Vasaro who owns an estate She makes perfumes from the flowers that grow there, and has a strange apparent familial connection to the Wind Dancer a highly sought after piece of art The supporting characters Chelsea, is an actress employed to sponsor the perfume her daughter, Marisa, is a mature child who was abused by her father and protective of her mother Jonathan is a rich benefactor who is running for President of the United States and enad of Chelsea are all very realistic and profound characters The problem lies in plot It doesn t hold together well because it seems overtly complicated and semi kitchen sink As if Johansen felt that she didn t have enough story She did, of course It s OVER 600 pages An editor might have been able to make this storyreadily fast paced As for me it was a bit of a slog Middle of the road read for me Iris Johansen s Reap The Wind is wild in its best form Unaware, I started on the third book of the Wind Dancer series however, Reap The Wind can stand on its own I was lured in by the novel s connection to France and its art history This is another one of Johansen s contemporary suspense novels except it is intertwined with pretentious romance That being said, Reap The Wind s objective is weakened by a rather sexual relationship Romance aside the novel was engaging enough to get through it Iris Johansen s Reap The Wind is wild in its best form Unaware, I started on the third book of the Wind Dancer series however, Reap The Wind can stand on its own I was lured in by the novel s connection to France and its art history This is another one of Johansen s contemporary suspense novels except it is intertwined with pretentious romance That being said, Reap The Wind s objective is weakened by a rather sexual relationship Romance aside the novel was engaging enough to get through it all To my knowledge, Reap The Wind was published in 1991 and continues the series plot of the Andreas s family relationship with a priceless statue, the Wind Dancer Particularly in Reap The Wind, the story follows Caitlin Vasaro and her perfumery in Vasaro, France Her family, too has connections to the beloved Wind Dancer but no longer has tangible access to it Caitlin is not the only one intrigued by the Wind Dancer there are vile individuals eager to kill for the statue Ms Vasaro s estate is in dire need of an investor to help secure her upcoming perfume and that is where Alex Karazov, a so called puzzle solver is thrown into her life A tad desperate and perhaps too trusting, Caitlin accepts Alex s business proposition From there, the journey unfolds from the fields of Vasaro, to the coast of America and to the underground of the Middle East.The plot will move quickly depending on if the reader is able connect all the dots of the story There are layers and a sense of a far fetched reality but the faster the plot is deciphered thepredictable the story becomes Brutal antagonists associated with the Black Medina exist and vengeance awaits on their leader and their victims Alex s past will slowly be revealed to Caitlin but in the meantime, the launch of her perfume is all that matters Other secondary characters will aid or deviate Caitlin s success A horrid man with a foot fetish is to be stopped, a so called friend, Kemal is to be instinctively trusted, and an attractive woman, Chelsea is to be satisfied As Caitlin and Alex are business partners the roles of regulation should be relatively equal yet this is not the case The balance of their business partnership is obstructed by miscellaneous emotional factors Caitlin is too easy to shape into a mold due to situations Alex brought her into Her independence is confused with love wherein actuality she is only being betrayed She deserved to be a stronger, independent character who does not need the constant protections or pervasions from men Likewise, romance contributed to the novel s typical but disappointing end.Regionally, the novel deliberately moves from Vasaro, South Carolina, Versailles Nice, Paris, Istanbul, and then back to Vasaro All in an order for business corporations relating to the perfume and the Wind Dancer With the Black Medina, no artwork or those who stand in the way are safe The city hopping Caitlin endures is a matter of protection Alex establishes Reap The Wind relates to art theft of historic masterpieces and the investigations that the CIA initiate to retrieve stolen artworks Also organizations such as the United Nations are referenced characterized in scenes of international crime throughout the novel I found the timeline of the setting 1970s 1990s easily understandable as it is not to distant from present day On its own, Reap The Wind is similar to Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson because of romance being added to a historical fiction suspense novel The 1990s in American Literature is classified under the contemporary period so to that degree heteronormative romance in literature was common Other than the similar genre that Reap the Wind has to Snow Falling on Cedars, the novel is unlike anything I had ever read before However, I do not see myself reading another book by Johansen Within the novel there are subjects future readers should be advised about First, being the violent conduct of several murders Secondly, as romance is a component to the plot so are a few sexual scenes Third of all, the sexual abuse of children in are acknowledged Lastly, it is highly suggested that one of the characters is a creep with a foot fetish Taking the controversies into account, Reap the Wind is definitely not a children s book but can be suitable for a high school reader The novel at times is frustrating, but overall it is captivating