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.
A winning page turner that will please old and new fans alike.
Great story!! Great suspense!
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.
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.
very good book. quick read. recommended for all mystery fans.
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.
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.
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.
A fun, yet gripping thriller/romance.
Johansen at her best - I like the Eve Duncan books.
The story continues -- Eve Duncan and Iris Johansen at her best.
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
Eve Duncan finds herself matched against a killer who will challenge her skill, test her courage and threaten her family.
hey all her books are excellent and tasteful
sculptor eve duncan uncovers a conspiracy of energy profits. good read
Forensic scientist story--this type with a touch of Lousisiana
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!
A keep you reading book done in 2 days Was so fast moving Loved the book Everyone should read it
I LOVE THIS SERIES!! I have to really watch myself since every time I start a book in the series I have to read the whole thing non stop!! This one was especially good!!
Usual good job by Iris Johansen.