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.
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.
Great story!! Great suspense!
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.
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.