Bantam, March 2002, 24.95, 340 pp.
After the heartache forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been through, she's finally happy. She's living with her lover Atlanta Detective Joe Quinn, and her daughter Bonnie after years of searching is buried on their property. When Senator Melton of Louisiana calls asking Eve for help in identifying a skull, she refuses.
Jules Herbert, a member of the Cabal, insists that Eve be the one to do the identification. Since she refused the Senator, Jules arranges for her to find out about Joe's betrayal. When she does, she runs to Louisiana to drown herself in work so she won't have to dwell on what Joe did to her. From the time she arrives she is faced with death threats to her and her loved ones. Joe follows her to make sure Eve lives to see another day even if she hates him for it.
Iris Johanson has written another exciting thriller starring characters from previous novels. Readers will feel they are being reunited with two dear friends and hope that they can work out their problems, both professional and personal. BODY OF LIES is a compelling tale filled with so many unexpected twists and turns that readers won't be able to predict what happens next.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner