Search Results: "Iris Johansen"


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STALEMATE by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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BLOOD GAME by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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FIRESTORM by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2004

"Must . . . please . . . fans."
Psychic arson investigator. Read full book review >

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THE FACE OF DECEPTION by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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BODY OF LIES by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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FINAL TARGET by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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HUNTING EVE by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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NO EASY TARGET by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The author's told this story many times before, but it never gets old to her many devotees."
Johansen dumps a host of bad guys on the trail of an animal psychic in her latest action-packed damsel-in-distress outing. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >