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Untouchable, Jayne Ann Krentz

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Untouchable
Title
Untouchable
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Jayne Ann Krentz
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eng
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"A man's quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell. Quinton Zane is back. Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles--and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack"--
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  • Krentz’s formulaic and lackluster third Cutler, Sutter, and Salinas romantic thriller (after Promise Not to Tell) follows hypnotist Winter Meadows as she gets sucked into cold-case investigator Jack Lancaster’s quest to find Quinton Zane, the pyromaniac con artist who murdered Jack’s mother. Jack has the unique ability to use extended lucid dreams to sort through clues on his investigations. When he turns to Winter for help controlling this ability, the pair of former foster kids develop an unexpected bond, a connection that escalates when Jack saves Winter from a former client who has stalked her to remote Eclipse Bay, Ore. Jack’s conviction that the stalker was manipulated by Zane proves correct, as Zane, deep in his latest and most personal con, attempts to eliminate all possible threats against him. Jack and Winter’s ensuing investigation is a game of cat and mouse between a criminal who always assumes he is the smartest in the room, and a budding couple with new-age tricks up their sleeves. Though there is little to set this romantic thriller apart, Krentz’s fans will enjoy the familiar elements and callbacks to previous installments. Agent: Steven Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed 11/26/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 48, p)
  • Leaving the academic world to write books on the criminal mind and privately pursue cold cases (especially those dealing with fire), Jack Lancaster quietly excels at his job. Still, when his unusual talent for using lucid dreaming to resolve his investigations begins to threaten his grip on reality, he reluctantly seeks help—and finds it in tiny, out-of-the-way Eclipse Bay in the form of meditation instructor Winter Meadows, who has an unusual hypnotic talent of her own. As Winter helps Jack sort out the fiery mazes of his visions—and nightmares—their relationship turns romantic. Then things turn deadly as Winter is accosted by a client-turned-stalker who ends up dead, and Jack realizes this is connected to his decades-long search for the madman responsible for his mother's death. VERDICT Incorporating emotional electricity, smart dialog, and her trademark soupçon of paranormal glamour, Krentz pens a twisted tale of insane greed and obsession that brings an uncommonly wicked villain to justice and deftly concludes the story begun in When All the Girls Have Gone (LJ 12/16) and Promise Not To Tell (LJ 12/17). Krentz also writes historical romantic suspense as Amanda Quick and futuristic/paranormal romantic suspense as Jayne Castle; she lives in Seattle. [See Prepub Alert, 7/9/18; previewed in Kathryn Howe's "Love Changes Everything," LJ 10/15/18.] --Kristin Ramsdell (Reviewed 12/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 20, p61)
  • /* Starred Review */ When Jack Lancaster's mortal enemy goes after his neighbor Winter Meadows, hoping to frame him for her murder, the cold-case specialist takes the opportunity to follow the scant clues and, with his family's and Winter's help, force a confrontation. Jack Lancaster's mother was killed in the cult fire set by Quinton Zane when Jack was 12, and since then he's become a professor, writer, and consultant on the criminal mind, with an expertise in solving cold cases. When he rents a cottage in Eclipse Bay on the Oregon coast, he meets his neighbor Winter, a hypnotist who's started her own business as a meditation instructor. Jack finds her skills beneficial in helping him control the lucid dreams that he uses in his investigations, dreams that have recently become more unruly, a situation that he thinks may be connected to Quinton Zane. When he saves Winter from an attack by a "former-client-turned-stalker," he is convinced that Zane is somehow behind the event and takes the matter to his family: two other victims of the cult fire and the man who saved and then fostered them. At first skeptical, they begin to believe they might actually bring Zane down if they stay under the radar and let him weave a web meant to catch them. Meanwhile, keeping Winter safe and by his side manifests a relationship Jack had hoped for, but if Zane has his way, no one Jack cares about will survive. Luckily Jack and his brothers are a few steps ahead and ready to bring Zane down for good. Krentz rounds out her Quinton Zane series with a couple to root for, a tiny hint of the supernatural, a page-burning plot, a vanquished villain (of course!), a sexy, heart-warming romance, and a quick series check-in and wrap-up. Krentz never disappoints, and this one hits the sweet spot. (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2018)
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Krentz, Jayne Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.R44
LC item number
U58 2019
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Cutler, Sutter & Salinas
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0003
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Man-woman relationships
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Untouchable, Jayne Ann Krentz
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24 cm
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First edition.
Extent
308 pages
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9780399585296
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2018029359
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(OCoLC)1031939491
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Untouchable, Jayne Ann Krentz
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24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780399585296
Lccn
2018029359
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1031939491

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