Body of Lies (Eve Duncan Series #4)

Body of Lies (Eve Duncan Series #4)

by Iris Johansen
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Body of Lies (Eve Duncan Series #4) by Iris Johansen

From Iris Johansen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Search and Final Target, comes a taut, fast-paced, and terrifying psychological thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the absolute limit–and beyond. This time forensic sculptor Eve Duncan finds herself matched against a killer who will challenge her skill, test her courage, and threaten her family.

As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan deals in death every day of her life. It’s her job. And while it might seem macabre to some, Eve knows from personal experience that her work, giving a face and a name to the victims of violent death, helps bring closure to their families. Now that job is about to put not only her own life on the line...but the lives of everyone close to her.

It begins with a call from a high-ranking government official. He wants Eve to drop everything and come to Baton Rouge to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim. At first, Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic past, living a quiet life in a small lakeside cottage with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and her adopted daughter, Jane. But a stunning series of seemingly unrelated events is about to upset all that.

Suddenly, Eve’s hard-won new world is turned upside down, and she flees to Baton Rouge to take on the project of identifying the skeleton. Forced to work in secrecy, given only the sketchiest of information, Eve can’t help but wonder if the high-level security that surrounds her is meant to protect her–or imprison her.

She hasn’t even begun work on thereconstruction 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. Soon the questions–and the threats to her own life–begin to mount as Eve realizes she has stumbled into the heart of a chilling conspiracy.

There is only one person who can give her the answers she needs. And that is the dead man himself. To survive, Eve must put her life on the line to uncover the deadly secret of his identity and learn the devastating truth buried beneath a body of lies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553800975
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication date: 03/26/2002
Series: Eve Duncan Series , #4
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, and No One to Trust. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

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Body of Lies 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A lover¿s betrayal. . . A killer on the loose. . . ---------------- Eve Duncan was actually happy. She had a man who loved her, an adoptive daughter as great as her own, and her dead daughter¿s bones were found and safely buried. But then a letter in the mail opens her eyes to a secret her boyfriend, Joe Quinn, kept for two full years. Now she wants away from him, and when a job opportunity in a different state presents itself, she packs her bags and leaves. On her first night in Louisiana, someone tries to kill her, and they won¿t give up until she¿s dead! Will she uncover the secret in time? Or will death silence her? ----------------------- When I picked up this book I wasn¿t surprised it got high on every bestsellers list. It was moving a mile a minute and between the hired assassins, secrets, deaths, and conspiracies, I knew I was reading a great novel. And then, after chapter 5, the book came to a stop and decided to creep at turtle speed. The character of Eve Duncan became uncharacteristically naive and immature, while her 12 year old adoptive daughter Jane was acting like a 50 year old, smart and mature beyond her years. The book dragged all until chapter 12. Once chapter 12 begins, the book takes flight once again and the bombs (literally) start going off. The ending was good and though I thought it was predictable, it was still somewhat enjoyable. It wasn¿t as good as the first two books in that series, but it was better then the third. Unlike most of her plots that come out of nowhere, this one had some real basis because fuel cells and the Cabal (a secret society) really exist. ------------------- If you want to read this book, I advise that you first check out the first two books in the series ¿The Face of Deception¿ which is about a political conspiracy so big, you will not see the final twist coming! And ¿The Killing Game¿ with a serial killer plot that¿s bound to shock! This book was rather slow compared to the first two in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought the abridged CD version and still it is one of the worst I have heard of her books. Eve Duncan is plain stupid in her actions towards her lover and protector and acts like no normal human being would in the same circumstance. Could not wait to get to the end and get this book out of my collection
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am trying to hang in there with this series but I am starting to be very bored by slow-paced novels that make the main character look like a twit. I just want to shake this womann and tell her to get on with it already. To lose a child is a horrible thing but the surviving parent has to find a way to continue to have a life. How many decades is Eve going to make Bonnie the center of a life she can barely live because she is so wrapped up in the past? This is incredibly boring in a main character. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page 149. I quit. It is so slow and the character Eve is so childish, it is barely believable. When there are so many good books out there, why struggle to stay interested in this one. I am quitting and moving on to another author.
avid-readerCA More than 1 year ago
love the series, keeps you on the edge of your chair, later books in series are too short though so beware as costs only go up--still, am looking forward to next book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the worst iris johansen books ever. it is very boring i had to force myself to finish it and i have never had to do that befor when ever reading a iris johansen book and well this book spent time on things that really where not important. it seemed to be more focused on the main characters relationship problems and this is not a romance book this is surpose to be a suspens book a intence and a page turner which i might add i did not want to turn a single page after page 100 that is how bad this book is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but I could barely get through this book. The writing is stiff and the suspense is just not there. When you don't care if the heroine gets blown up, you know it's not working!
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This is a must read series.
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