Book Reviews of Body of Lies (Eve Duncan, Bk 4)

Body of Lies (Eve Duncan, Bk 4)
Body of Lies - Eve Duncan, Bk 4
Author: Iris Johansen
ISBN-13: 9780553582147
ISBN-10: 0553582143
Publication Date: 3/2003
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 458 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A new twist on forensics and murder mysteries. This book is about a forensic sculptor. I had never heard of that before. It gives a new slant to murder investigation, while telling a riveting mystery story.
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Great mystery about a Forensic Sculptor who tries to recreate the dead to find the Killer. It is set in Baton Rouge. Eve is married to a detective and though she wants "out" of helping to solve mysteries she can't stop. If you have not made Iris Johansen one of your favorite mystery writers you certainly will after reading any one of her books.
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Helpful Score: 3
Ms. Johansen is a good writer. I've read most of her books and I was never disappointed. The only thing the reader had to know is that they should read them in sequence. I didnt so I had to go back but in the end it was worth it. She has a nice easy writing style that allows you to read the book quickly.
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Part of Eve Duncan series. This was one of the better ones. I enjoyed the characters more in this book because they seemed more real. I thought it had more emotional scenes that read well.
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Excellent thriller about forsenic sculpting.
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this was a really great read. it was exciting and grabbed my attention right away. this is one of the Eve Duncan/Joe Quinn series.
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Great Book, Wonderful Author.
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Just as there are sculptors who insist they liberate forms imprisoned within marble and granite, Eve Duncan, the strong-willed heroine of Body of Lies, is a forensic sculptor driven by a need to liberate innocence from the shroud of death. Tops in her field, Eve obsesses over recreating the likenesses of faceless, decomposed murder victims, using only their bare skulls as a guide. It\'s a spooky career that began when Eve\'s own daughter, Bonnie, vanished and was later discovered, the girl\'s remains unrecognizable.
In Body of Lies, a killer uncovers a shocking truth about Bonnie, driving a rattled Eve to take a dangerous assignment in the darkest heart of bayou country. There, at the weird behest of a shady senator, Eve rebuilds the visage of the politician\'s late rival, a challenge that nearly results in her murder, strains her romance with a hard-bitten detective, and uncovers a fantastic global conspiracy over energy profits and much else. Wildly ambitious, Iris Johansen\'s Body of Lies inspires paranoia about the rich and powerful, though it gets unwieldy when Johansen\'s action writing and characters don\'t plausibly sustain the image of a secret society hell-bent on world domination. More effective are her bright supporting characters (especially Eve\'s Liverpudlian protector, Galen), bursts of descriptive wit, and insights into her wounded but dogged heroine.
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Another great Eve Duncan mystery taking place in the Bayou of Baton Rouge. Ripped from a new found peace at home with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane, Eve is reconstructing the face of a murder victim at a secluded location in the Bayou...not all is as it seems---very erie. Super read.
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Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is neither the cleverest fictional female detective nor the most original, but the meticulous care she devotes to her profession despite the emotional turmoil in her life makes her highly sympathetic. Here, she is tricked into leaving her adopted daughter, Jane, and cop boyfriend, Joe Quinn, to go to Baton Rouge. An influential senator and a fratricidal psychopath want her to work in a remote bayou to identify a battered skull, which may be all that remains of former senatorial candidate Harold Bentley. Duncan tries to reconstruct the skull's features, but it's hard to focus when someone has just tried to poison you and may be on his way to blow up your family. Duncan and wisecracking Sean Galen, hired by her Atlanta friends to protect her, are soon joined by potbellied reporter Bill Nathan, while in the shadows lurks Jules Hebert, a dangerous man of many disguises. First, Duncan's cook dies, then the cook's son, and then lies and dead bodies begin to pile up as Duncan struggles to finish the reconstruction and forgive Quinn for concealing the truth about her dead daughter, Bonnie. A barely credible anti-environment global conspiracy known only as the Cabal drives villains and good guys alike to violence as the story nears its explosive climax at an ex-president's funeral. Prolific bestselling author Johansen (Final Target) builds suspense by thrusting Duncan simultaneously into the unknown and back into the arms of her family in a romantic thriller whose plot may not stand much probing, but whose humanity keeps the reader rooting for its heroine every step of the way. (Mar. 26)Forecast: Major radio and print advertising and promotion, previewed in every paperback copy of Final Target: the only question here is how high Johansen will climb on the lists.
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Great mystery featuring Eve Duncan, who is a forensic sculptor who recreates the faces of victims of crime using their sculls. She is called to Baton Rouge to identify the reamins of an unknown murder victim. Someone starts murdering people around her because they don't want her to discover who the victim is.
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Iris Johansen created wonderful characters, Eve Duncan & Joe Quinn. They are terrific together in yet another adventure in the swamps of Louisiana. I enjoyed this book as much as I've enjoyed all her other books with Eve & Joe.
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Loved this book kept me guessing to the very end.
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Simular to to the TV show 'Bones' This story follows the perils of Eve Duncan as she tries to unravel the mystry. Very good story, better than TV, longer too.
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Great book, fast read.
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As usual Johansen weaves a spell binder I couldn't put down for long.
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This is an Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor, book.
All of the books in this series have been good.
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Great Detective story..
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Good book, suspensful and full of twists.
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Part of the Eve Duncan series- great, suspense and plot twists. Keeps you guessing and moves super fast. Great read!
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Very good Book I reccomend reading it
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Ecellent addition to the Eve Duncan series.
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I love Johansen's stories and this one certainly does not disappoint.
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"This book is a very quick read with enough action to keep you interested. I do not believe this should be your first book in the series. The returning characters are not developed enough for the first time reader (knowing them prior helps), but the book still stands alone. Eve seems strong and passionate, while sometimes unaffected and Joe becomes more interesting with his warrior side. Some of the story seems a little far fetched and very convenient for the timing, but it isn't impossible and will make you think of the goings on in the world. In addition, Galen (my favorite reoccurring character) is back in this novel to add danger, intrigue, and even some comic relief." amazon review
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Great story!! Great suspense!
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Awesome as always!
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Brrrrr! Chilling!
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A winning page turner that will please old and new fans alike.
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Forenic sculptor,Eve Duncan deals in death everyday of her life. It's her job,she knows from personal experience that her work ,giving a face and name to the victims of violent death,helps bring closureto their families.
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Eve Duncan novel. As a forensic sculpter she is called upon to identify a skeleton. Tell no one it is a secret to be divulged to a select few and someone high up does not want the skeleton identified.
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I like Johansen as an author.
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An intriguing Eve Duncan mystery.
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very good book. quick read. recommended for all mystery fans.
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I really like the Eve Duncan plots but more so in writing than read on audio books. The characters are strong personalities in their own right. But well integrated with strengths and faults leading to their current decisions.
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sculptor eve duncan uncovers a conspiracy of energy profits. good read
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This is another winner. This time you see political manipulation of bureaucracy, an FBI that bumbles a bit, and angry exchange between two lovers , and bombs.

Eve, the forensics sculpture, is once again the central figure. She works her way through personal problems, discovering a lost one, threats to herself and her family, and a spotlight on Galen, who is a mercenary hired to protect her.
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Forensic scientist story--this type with a touch of Lousisiana
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Loved this book! Another fabulous tale about Eve Duncan, the forensic sculptor. This time she is working with a US Senator to help identify the remains of an "unknown murder victim" and the suspense builds from there. Great racing-heart page turner... Enjoyed tremendously!
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Excellent read
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very suspenseful, great story!
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Third in the series of Eve Duncan character. Pretty good read.
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Johansen at her best - I like the Eve Duncan books.
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hey all her books are excellent and tasteful
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Love, family life, murder and mystery.
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Will keep you on your toes...
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Iris Johansen is one of my all-time favorite authors and her Eve Duncan series is a must-read for any romantic suspense fan. One of her very best!
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Thriller
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Disappointing.
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Good book, great suspense...
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This one is great!!!! A Killer so dseceptive, he leaves nothing behind but his victims. you will really love this one.
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Iris Johansen at her best....
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This was my first Iris Johansen book. It was really good!
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Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is called in to identify the remains of a murder victim when a series of events leads her into a chilling conspiracy.
Complex characters and plenty of plot twists-
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Eve Duncan finds herself matched against a killer who will challenge her skill, test her courage and threaten her family.
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A fun, yet gripping thriller/romance.
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Read this one while on a weekend trip. Kept my attention.
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Good read!
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I am a fan of Iris Johansen and read all I can of her books. This one did not disapoint! Another thrilling read!
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This book is great if you are looking for a great mystery/thriller. The story is about a forensic sculptor who takes on the task of identifying the remains of an unknown murder victim, and when she begins working people start dying and she fears it's to stop her from discovering the truth behind the dead victim. I absolutley loved this book from the moment I picked it up I couldn't put it down. If you love a good murder mystery this book is the one for you. I know you will enjoy it.
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Forensic Sculptor Eve Duncan os asled tp odentofoy the remains of an unknown murder victim. I liked this book very much, as usual Johansen doesn't disappoint
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Iris Johansen brings back Eve Duncan,the forensic sculptor and this is a winner of a story.
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Fantastic series- Iris Johansen brings you right into the story and the characters are so dimensional that they feel like you know them.
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I enjoyed this book although it had a high body count and a very stubborn main character. The plot was well thought out and kept me guessing as to who was one of the bad guys. I will probably read other books in the series.
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The story continues -- Eve Duncan and Iris Johansen at her best.
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An Eve Duncan mystery
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I have really got in to this series can't wait til the next one. love this author
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Eve is a forensic sculptor, and has been called to Baton Rouge, and the murders begin.
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A mystery starring Eve Duncan that's hard to put down!
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In Body of Lies, a killer uncovers a shocking truth about Bonnie, driving a rattled Eve to take a dangerous assignment in the darkest heart of bayou country. There, at the weird behest of a shady senator, Eve rebuilds the visage of the politician's late rival, a challenge that nearly results in her murder, strains her romance with a hard-bitten detective, and uncovers a fantastic global conspiracy over energy profits and much else.
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Romantic thriller
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Good suspense and lots of plot twists.
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A PAST SHE THOUGHT BURIED A MURDER SHE WAS DRIVEN TO SOLVE. A KILLER SO DECEPTIVE HE LEAVES NOTHING BEHIND BUT HIS VICTIMS. NOW IN A SPECIAL GOVERNMENT FACILITY, SHE TAKES ON THE PROJECT OF IDENIFYING THE VICTIM'S SKELETON. BUT SHE HASN'T EVEN BEGUN WHEN THE FIRST DEATH OCCURS. SOMEONE TOTALLY RUTHLESS, SOMEONE WHO CAN STRIKE ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME AND WITH SEEMING IMMUNITY, IS DETERMINED TO PUT A HALT TO HER WORK, HER LIFE, AND THE LIVES OF THOSE SHE LOVES. EVE HAS TUMBLED ONTO A CHILLING CONSPIRACY. THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN GIVE HER THE DEVASTATING TRUTH AND HE IS ALREAD DEAD.
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Fast paced with plenty of plot twists! Part of a series about Eve Duncan, a forensic scultor.
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Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge by a high-ranking government official to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim.Eve wants nothing to do w/the project.She has finally found peace from her own tragic past,living a quiet w/Atlanta
detective Quinn & daughter Jane.But a series of events turn her world upside down.
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Usual good job by Iris Johansen.
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Very good.
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Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge...to identify the remains of an unkown murder victim...and stumbles onto a chilling conspiracy. There is only one person who can give her the devastating truth, and he is already dead.
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Good book.
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Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge by a high-ranking government official to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim. Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic past, living a quiet life with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane. Then a stunning series of seemingly unrelated events turns Eve's new world upside down.

A killer so deceptive, he leaves nothing behind but his victims

She takes on the project of identifying the victim's skeleton, but she hasn't even begun when the first death occurs......
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This book was great it was one of the best books that I've read
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Forensic science runs into a case that hits home for forensic sculpture Eve Duncan. Someone is out to take away everything she has worked for and values.
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Held my interest
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Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is neither the cleverest fictional female detective nor the most original, but the meticulous care she devotes to her profession despite the emotional turmoil in her life makes her highly sympathetic. Here, she is tricked into leaving her adopted daughter, Jane, and cop boyfriend, Joe Quinn, to go to Baton Rouge. An influential senator and a fratricidal psychopath want her to work in a remote bayou to identify a battered skull, which may be all that remains of former senatorial candidate Harold Bentley. Duncan tries to reconstruct the skull's features, but it's hard to focus when someone has just tried to poison you and may be on his way to blow up your family. Duncan and wisecracking Sean Galen, hired by her Atlanta friends to protect her, are soon joined by potbellied reporter Bill Nathan, while in the shadows lurks Jules Hebert, a dangerous man of many disguises. First, Duncan's cook dies, then the cook's son, and then lies and dead bodies begin to pile up as Duncan struggles to finish the reconstruction and forgive Quinn for concealing the truth about her dead daughter, Bonnie. A barely credible anti-environment global conspiracy known only as the Cabal drives villains and good guys alike to violence as the story nears its explosive climax at an ex-president's funeral. Prolific bestselling author Johansen (Final Target) builds suspense by thrusting Duncan simultaneously into the unknown and back into the arms of her family in a romantic thriller whose plot may not stand much probing, but whose humanity keeps the reader rooting for its heroine every step of the way.
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A past she thought buried...a murder she was driven to solve...

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge by a high-ranking government official to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim. Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic past, living a quiet life with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane. Then a stunning series of seemingly unrelated events turns Eves new world upside down.

A killer so deceptive, he leaves nothing behind but his victims...

Now, in a special government facility, she takes on the project of identifying the victims skeleton. But she hasnt even begun when the first death occurs. Someone totally ruthless, someone who can strike anywhere at any time and with seeming immunity, is determined to put a halt to her work, her life, and the lives of those she loves. Eve has stumbled onto a chilling conspiracy. There is only one person who can give her the devastating truth...and he is already dead.
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A PAST SHE THOUGHT BURIED...
A MURDER SHE WAS DRIVEN TO SOLVE....

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge by a high-ranking government official to identify the remains of an unknowned murder victim. Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic past, living a quiet life with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane. Then a stunning series of seemingly unrelated events turns Eve's new world upside down.

A KILLER SO DECEPTIVE, HE LEAVES NOTHING BEHIND BY HIS VICTIMS...

Now, in a special government facilty, she takes on the project of identifying the victim's skeleton. But she hasn't even begun when the first death occurs. Someone totally ruthless, someone who can strike anywhere at any time and with seeming immunity, is determined to put a halt to her work, her life, and the lives of those she loves. Eve has stumbled onto a chilling conspiracy. There is only one person who can give her the devastating truth...and he is already dead.
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Forensic sculpter Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge by a high-ranking government official to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim. Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic past, living a quiet life with Atlanta detective Jo Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane. Then a stunning series of seemingly unrelated events turns Eve's new world upside down. Now, in a special government facility, she takes on the project of identifying the victim's skeleton. But she hasn't even begun when the first death occurs. Someone totally ruthless. someone who can strike anywhere at any time and with seeming immunity, is determined to put a halt to her work, her life, and the lives of those she loves. Eve has stumbled onto a chilling conspiracy. There is only one person who can give her the devastating truth...and he is already dead.
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Actually, I have not read the book..