This was a fairly long read at 640 pages but far from slow! I really became immersed in it! I read my first Greg Iles book earlier this year and liked that. This was certainly not disappointing as a follow-up! It was, at times, very complex and detailed but not hard to follow, just intelligent. The ideas presented regarding the potential for use of biological agents (viruses, etc.) for evil purposes is not a new one, of course. I am not a scientist so I can't vouch for accuracy but it convinced me! It was extremely detailed, realistic and raised my pulse in a few places!! A brilliant sociopathic and just plain nasty bad guy -- who frustratingly continues to fly below the radar -- just adds to the punch!
This books starts out strong and doesn't let up. Fifteen hours of intense listening pleasure. A Doctor, a Special Agent, a crooked Lawyer (some surprise huh?)and of course, a Killer. So many twists and turns I didn't even try to figure it out, I just let it take me where ever it wanted. Guaranteed to make the time fly by if you listen to this in your car.
I loved this book! It was a fast read and I found it hard to put down. I guess he is a best selling author for a reason. I dont want to ruin any of the story I know i dont like to know more that whats on the book jacket. Id say its a great read, went fast and Id read more of his stuff..
Couldnt put this book down! was up till 2am reading! I am looking forward to reading some of his other books now! Great plot, fast moving, good characters and a ___ ending - what more can you ask for??
This was one heck of a thriller! It actually gave me a few bad dreams after staying up late reading it. The premise of the book was about dissatisfied husbands or wives using murder rather than divorce to get rid of their spouse. But the murders are not the usual killings but a guaranteed non-traceable cancer or other natural caused illness. The characters, both good and evil, are very well developed in the story. The most interesting is the evil Dr. Tarver, a brilliant researcher who is using the victims as experiments to develop a biological weapon. This is the first Iles novel I've read but I'm sure I'll be reading more of him. High recommendation for this one.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. It grabs you from the 1st page. It's a page turner. Had a hard time putting it down. This was the 1st book I've read by this author. Will read more of his books. Greg Iles is a master at weaving the web of mystery and suspense. Highly recommend this book.
This one will send chills down your back. Probably you shouldn't read it late at night when you're all alone. And if your spouse looks at you oddly, maybe . . .
From back cover: True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust....
A Southern doctor is pulled into a terrifying ring of murderous secretsin this powerhouse thriller from New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles
Dr. Chris Shepard has never seen his new patient before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face knows him all too well. An FBI agent working undercover, Alex Morse has come to Dr. Shepard's office in Natchez, Mississippi, to unmask a killer.
A local divorce attorney has a cluster of clients whose spouses have all died under mysterious circumstances. Agent Morse's own brother-in-law was one of those clients, and now her beloved sister is dead. Then comes Morse's bombshell: Dr. Shepard's own beautiful wife consulted this lawyer one week ago, a visit Shepard knew nothing about. Will he help Alex Morse catch a killer? Or is he the next one to fall victim to a deadly trap of sex, lies, and murder?
This is my first Iles book. I found it to be a page turner and the book was glued to my hands, I took it everywhere! Love his writing style, however I did find there was a bit too much detail in some places and feel the ending could have been shortened. Looking foward to more of his work. I live only 60 miles from Natchez and visit there frequently. I found his descriptions of places in the city to be right on!
This is the first book I've read by Greg Iles and it won't be the last. What a story! It is riveting and I could hardly put it down. I loved the characters. The story line was a new concept on murder. Will definitely read more by this author.
I have read most of Iles' books and liked this one the most. In fact when I finished reading it, I started reading it over again, something unusual for me. I give it 5 stars for intricacy of plot and sustained suspense.