Books by Iris Johansen

LIVE TO SEE TOMORROW by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"High on action and sensuality but with questionable plausibility."
A female CIA superagent must protect her son, rescue a humanitarian journalist and defeat a shadowy crime kingpin. Read full book review >
SILENCING EVE by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An arresting conclusion to the Eve Duncan trilogy."
After an explosive showdown in Colorado among the CIA, Eve Duncan's loved ones and a furious Jim Doane, Eve is Doane's captive again, but the stakes are higher than anyone imagined, and getting Eve to safety is shadowed by an even deadlier threat. Read full book review >
HUNTING EVE by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: July 16, 2013

"A layered, thrilling read that will likely motivate fans to read the final book, too."
After escaping Jim Doane, Eve Duncan navigates the Colorado wilderness to gain her freedom, while the people she loves scramble to find and rescue her. Read full book review >
TAKING EVE by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2013

"A successful Johansen novel, filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back for Book 2."
Jim Doane will stop at nothing to get the answers he wants as to what happened to his son, and he knows forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is the key; not only can she recreate Kevin's face from his skull, but she's a character in a deadly game she doesn't even know she's playing. Read full book review >
SLEEP NO MORE by Iris Johansen
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Johansen throws in enough crooked characters to house an entire prison in a plot that starts out with promise but ends up being a snoozer. "
Two protagonists from Johansen's earlier thrillers go rogue (Close Your Eyes, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
CLOSE YOUR EYES by Roy Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: July 17, 2012

"A not-so-thrilling thriller that leaves readers wishing that the bad guys were better shots."
Johansen and her son, Roy, team up for their fourth collaborative effort (Shadow Zone, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: April 17, 2012

"The book, weighed down by a predictable plot, won't thrill the reader with its super-woman heroine, wickedly handsome love interest and by-the-numbers supporting cast."
Johansen revives some of the same characters that populated her previous novels. Read full book review >
SHADOW ZONE by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 2010

"Light, sexy thriller peppered with enough science and mysticism to make any beach seem a little more exotic."
An undersea exploration reveals the mysteries of a lost Atlantis-type land and a possible superweapon in this second Hannah Bryson sub-centered thriller. Read full book review >
BLOOD GAME by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Not even Hamburger Helper could rescue this overdone hash. "
Johansen (Deadlock, 2009, etc.) stirs psychics, an apprentice vampire and some unsettled ghosts into a bubbling pot of balderdash. Read full book review >
PANDORA’S DAUGHTER by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"An overwrought flight of fancy that deserves to be returned to its box unopened."
A doctor inherits power beyond imagination from her murdered mother. Read full book review >
STALEMATE by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"All the usual elements, somewhat manipulatively reconfigured."
In prolific suspense novelist Johansen's energetic new Eve Duncan thriller (Countdown, 2005, etc.), the forensics sculptor makes a dangerous deal with a Colombian weapons dealer. Read full book review >
ON THE RUN by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A blurry suspense story directed at the reader's feminine side. "
A forced, hackneyed thriller set around the taming of a pair of toughened ex-CIA agents marks Johansen's latest departure from her Eve Duncan series (Countdown, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
COUNTDOWN by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 10, 2005

"Hey, she's gotta get back to Harvard, and Cira's gold, the stuff dreams are made of, must surely reappear."
Johansen's sixth entry about forensics sculptor Eve Duncan (Blind Alley, 2005, etc.), who shapes human faces from the skulls of murder victims. Read full book review >
BLIND ALLEY by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Solid thriller, intriguing setting: Johansen's back on track."
Eve Duncan (<\I>Body of Lies, etc.), forensic sculptor, on the trail of an international serial killer this time. Read full book review >
FIRESTORM by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2004

"Must . . . please . . . fans."
Psychic arson investigator. Read full book review >
FATAL TIDE by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Choppy style. But what a plot. Fun for fans."
Meet Melis Nemid . . . . Read full book review >
DEAD AIM by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Smoothly written, tightly plotted, turbocharged thriller, about a millimeter deep—but megaselling Johansen doesn't miss (Body of Lies, 2002, etc.). "
Tough-minded photojournalist Alex Graham inadvertently saves the free world. Read full book review >
NO ONE TO TRUST by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fast-moving plot, elementary prose: another zippy read from megaselling Johansen (Body of Lies, 2001, etc.)."
How to catch a girl guerrilla: use her son as bait. Read full book review >
BODY OF LIES by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 26, 2002

"Elementary prose studded with innumerable clichés. But the convoluted storyline of this, Johansen's sixtieth novel (Final Target, 2001, etc.), is sure to please faithful fans. "
A forensic sculptor still searches for her murdered daughter's face in every skull she reconstructs. Read full book review >
FINAL TARGET by Iris Johansen
THRILLERS
Released: May 29, 2001

"Johansen's seventh kitsch thriller (The Killing Game , 1999, etc.), complete with a cartoon president who seems to live in France. Supernatural special effects don't even half-plug the holes here. "
Highly contrived thriller about a top-secret race to save the life of the president's daughter. Read full book review >
THE KILLING GAME by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Johansen creates some nonconformist women characters along with heroes as devoted to them as golden retrievers."
The second of Johansen's suspensers starring Eve Duncan (The Face of Deception, 1998), a forensic sculptor who shapes human faces from the skulls of murder victims. Read full book review >
THE FACE OF DECEPTION by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"A sequel is on its way, and perhaps with that Johansen will deliver what she only promises here."
Johansen (And Then You Die, 1998, etc.) leaves romance behind for some pedestrian adventure and a stab at emotional healing. Read full book review >
AND THEN YOU DIE... by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1998

"But in Johansen's fiction, the girl tied to the railroad tracks would have a Swiss Army knife at the ready."
 A well-crafted romance thriller from Johansen (Long After Midnight, 1997, etc.), whose hardcover adventures for women are much more fun than her paperback bodice-rippers. Read full book review >
LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1997

"Overall, then, a lively, engrossing ride by a strong new voice in the romantic suspense genre."
 Second-novelist Johansen (The Ugly Duckling, p. 249) clearly has a penchant for superwoman protagonists who emerge victorious in the face of all adversity. Read full book review >
THE UGLY DUCKLING by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"The myth of the ugly duckling is a seminal women's fantasy, exploited here in streamlined and product-tested style. (Author tour)"
 In a successful hardcover debut, megaseller Johansen abandons the lush historical romances that have made her reputation and stakes out the proven market of Nora Roberts and Sidney Sheldon. Read full book review >