Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen
– 358 page
Catherine Ling, CIA operative, is reminiscent of James Bond. She is sent to Tibet to rescue journalist Erin Sullivan from long term incarceration by Kadmus, her sadistic abductor. He wants the Guardian’s unlimited resources to safe guard the world order and Erin’s knowledge of the last lotus necklace is the key. Catherine’s skills, aided by the Guardian’s mental telepathy, provides a safe, but harrowing, escape from Tibet. But the threat continues and Cameron and Lin’s romance grows.