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Paperback The Face of Deception : The First Eve Duncan Novel Book

ISBN: 0345536452

ISBN13: 9780345536457

The Face of Deception : The First Eve Duncan Novel

(Book #1 in the Eve Duncan Series)

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THE FIRST EVE DUNCAN NOVEL An unidentified skull, a trail of shocking secrets, and a woman whose talented hands could reveal the terrifying truth--#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen blends these elements into a compelling novel of suspense, and introduces her most popular character ever: forensic sculptor Eve Duncan. After her beloved daughter vanishes, Eve Duncan survives by immersing herself in her work. The best in her elite field...

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This book so far has only 1 "imperfection" and that looks like someone tested a pen on the back cover no biggie. My favorite series can't wait to order the others I need later in the series

The Skull Belongs to Which Dead President?

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan takes skulls and reconstructs the faces that once went with them, attempting to find who the murder victim was, also in hopes of finding her dead daughter Bonnie, so she can finally get closure. Because she's so good at what she does, she's approached by bazillionare John Logan to reconstruct a skull he has, leading her to believe that it's JFK. However, Eve finds out that it's the skull of still another president. Big problem though, because this one's not dead. At least he's not supposed to be. Naturally bad guys go after Eve, who turns to old friend Joe Quinn, a detective in the Atlanta Police Department for aid. This book is the first in a series and it is a five star suspense thriller that had me guessing. I loved it and can happily recommend it. Reviewed by Vesta Irene

I was happily surprised...

The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen is a book that keeps you constantly on the edge of your seat.The book is about a Forensic sculptor whose daughter was kidnapped & murdered. She is trying to get on with her life when a very wealthy man asks for her help in re-constructing a face. But with the money he is offering and his status in society (similar to Bill Gates), there must be a catch...and there is. You'll have to read the book to find out what happens from there. I don't want to spoil anything. But as I mentioned above, it's a really suspenseful book. Time flies as you're reading it. I haven't read Ms. Johansen before, I'm likely to come back to her. I guess there is another stoy featuring this character, Eve Duncan, I'll be sure to check that out.It's not only the suspense that makes this a great book. First, it's a good subject, and written well. Many times writers have a great idea, but doesn't come to fruition. Ms. Johansen does it with finess. Second, the characters are very likable & believable. A definite plus. Lastly, the book is written at a satisfying pace. Not too long, or too short. Perfect. Which is also rare.The Face of Deception actually would make a good movie...

Just read it!

Iris Johansen is the master (mistress?) of suspense. And this book does not disappoint. You think you know where the plot is going, and then suddenly, she throws you for a loop that leads to a wild ride . . .and an unbelievable ending. So she may take a few liberties with plausability, but that's part of the fun. This is the first book in a trilogy that is worth reading in its entirety. If you like her other books, you'll like this one as well.

I'm now a fan of Iris Johansen! Excelent read!!!

This was the first book I read by Iris Johansen. Basically becasue all of her previous books were romance novles and I prefer the mystery/suspense/thriller. This book not only grabed me hook, line, and sinker but also marked me a fan of Iris Johansen's. This book is GREAT if you are into John Sanford, Tami Hoag, Patricia Cornwell, and Thomas William Simpson. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in a few hours. Afterwards I checked when her next book would be available, "The Killing Game". I now own all of Iris Johansen's mysteries and I can't wait for her future ones. I don't like to say what the stories about or give too much into the details, becasue for me that ruins it, but I will tell you that if you enjoy page-turners, action, unbelieveable twists and turns, suspense, excelent detail but not too much to where your reading what the character's "long flowing hair" looks like in five pages worth of reading. This read is a good one and you will be hooked into buying the following books, The Killing Game and The Search. They're great too!

Face of Deception

Twists, turns, tricks and more. I listened to the audio version of this book and was drawn in to the story, first thinking it improbable and then appreciating how completely I was involved. This was the first Johanson novel; I've already started another one.
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