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And Then You Die
Bess is a photo journalist sent to Mexico to take vacation pictures of a small town. Her sister tags along to try to persuade her to pick a different career. During Bess' last assignment she was close to being a victim of guerrilla warfare, as the whole town was wiped out. As they near the town they hear dogs howling and it makes Bess remember the dogs howling from the guerrilla attack. Her sister is a doctor and starts checking pulses, no one is...
Blind Alley
Bantam, Sept 2004, 25.00, 336 pp. ISBN 0553803417 Usually Joe wants Eve to ease up on her workload as a forensic sculptor but this time he is pushing her to work as fast as she can. She understands when the sculpture is the face of Jane their adopted daughter. It seems that a serial killer is murdering women who look like Jane, thinking they are Cira, a woman who died in Herculaneum when Mt. Vesuvius blew. Coincidentally, Jane dreams of being ...
Body Of Lies
Bantam, March 2002, 24.95, 340 pp. ISBN 0553800973 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 t...
Dead Aim
While photographing a dam collapse in Colorado, Alex learns that it was a planned event that caused over a hundred deaths. Of course the killers realize she has learned of their actions and immediately start stalking her. When a friends' husband insists on getting her protection, a mysterious man comes into her life, Judd Morgan. He's an ex-covert ops expert and she doesn't trust him one bit. Chases and explosions abound with alot of investigation an...

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Fatal Tide
Melis Nemid would be happy staying on her own island and taking care of her two rescued dolphins, Pete and Susie. Unfortunately, her foster father brings trouble to her in the form of an obsessed weapons runner by the name of Archer. Her fater, Philip, has engineered a new type of weapon that can be used to create mass destruction and look like an accident even under scrutiny. When Philip gets himself killed, Archer comes looking for the weapon inform...
Final Target
Bantam, May 2001, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0553800949 In Vasaro, France, Michael Travis aborts an attempt to kidnap Cassie, the daughter of the American President. Many men die while her nanny, a traitor, tries to hand Cassie over to the terrorists. Cassie goes into a catatonic state. The President has many doctors try to bring Cassie back but they all fail. President Andreas is forced to turn to Dr. Jessica Riley for help. Jessica once succe...
Firestorm
Bantam, April 2004, 24.95, 325 pp. ISBN 0553803409 As a child Kerry Murphy and her mother were in their brownstone when their home caught fire but only Kerry made it out alive. She was in a coma for more than a year and as the years past the precognitive powers she woke up with became stronger. Her particular skill was catching arsonists because when she was at the scene, she was able to psychically see what the criminal did; she often helped t...
Lion's Bride
Thea, an escaped slave and expert silk embroiderer, is lost in the desert after her caravan train is attacked. Lord Ware, a warrior ex-Knights Templar, finds her and takes her to his castle for protection. The story is set during the time of the Christian Crusades. Lord Ware has left the Knights Templar and they want to kill him because of his knowledge of their secrets. Thea and Ware are drawn together, as she seeks freedom from her slavery and he s...
Long After Midnight
Kate Denby is a young scientist whose work on anti-rejection formulas for new drugs leads her down a treacherous path. Motivated by her father's terminal illness, Kate hopes to help the world find ways to cure diseases, utilizing the newest drugs and technology. Just as she is nearing a breakthrough with anti-rejection formulas, a pharmaceutical firm CEO pursues her relentlessly to help him get an incredible drug to market. RU2, the drug being develop...
Magnificent Folly
Lily Deslin was a survivor. She had fallen in love with a man who was a serial killer who had murdered her mother. Devastated by her poor choice in men, Lily continued her college career, got artificially inseminated and showered all of her love, care and affection on her beloved daughter, Cassie. Lily put her feelings on deep freeze and kept everyone else out of her life. As Cassie grew older, she became known as a musical prodigy and was well known for...

Iris Johansen list of books

Midnight Warrior
Brynn is taken as slave aggainst her will and given to Lord Gage Dumont as spoils of war. He orders her to save the life of his wounded friend with her extraordinary healing powers. An overall good book....
No One To Trust
Bantam, Oct 2002, 24.95, 340 pp. ISBN 0553800973 He is Rico Chavez, the head of the Chavez drug cartel, a stone cold killer and a millionaire many times over. She is Elena Kyler, a revolutionary fighter, who has the only thing Chavez wants: their son. In order to protect Barry, Elena makes a deal with the DEA and is transported to the United States with her son by mercenary Sean Galen. It isn't long before Chavez tracks them to their new loc...
On the Run
Grace Archer a former Agent, hiding out with her young daughter on an Alamba horse farm...supposely safe from danger; so she thought. The unique bond between mother and daughter, the balance of fear and safety of what they have known and will soon know, as the perils of Grace's past come back to haunt her; and the man who has protected them for years without her knowing. The skills of her training as an agent, the natural ability to train horses, and...
Stormy Vows
Twenty year old secretary Brenna Sloan is a secretary and single mother raising a two year old son, Randy. Brenna, an aspiring actress, auditions for the legendary producer/director Michael Donovan for a part in his upcoming film. Although Michael thinks that Brenna is totally wrong for the part for which she auditions, he thinks she is perfect for a role in Forgotten Moment, a movie that is currently in production. When Brenna accepts the role she re...
The Beloved Scoundrel
Teenaged Marianna Sanders is left alone to care for her younger brother after her mother is savagely raped & murdered. She is the lone survivor to carry the secret knowledge of the Jedalar, a stained glass masterpiece. When Jordan Draken discovers Marianna & her brother hiding in an abandoned village, he soon discovers that she is the key he has been searching for. He takes them with him, sure in his mind he can eventually get her to tell him what he n...
The Face of Deception
Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor who is caught up in a life and death struggle to bring to light a murder. She must use all her skills and intelligence to first identify the victim. Then she needs to find the evidence needed to stop the killers. ...

Iris Johansen novels

The Killing Game
This is book 2 in the Eve Dallas, Face of Deception Series. Joe finds a skull that could be Bonnie. Eve rushes from Logan's side to reconstruct the facial features. The Skull is stolen by someone who claims he killed Eve's daughter, Bonnie. He says he will kill another little girl like Bonnie. Eve and Joe find the little girl in a foster home in the south. Eve kidnaps her without Joe's knowledge to protect her. The killer says he will kill the little gir...
The Search
Sarah Patrick is part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team and she has a golden retriever named Monty who helps her in her job. One of their latest assignments is not like the others because this time she is being forced to take part in a deadly mission by Madden... a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation. Sarah eventually agreed to help John Logan, whom Madden wanted Sarah to help, to find one of his men named Bassett. But as S...
The Ugly Duckling (Thriller/Action)
Nell Calder was a plain nobody wife and mother, who married a rich somebody. Her husband was a rich financier and they lived an elegant international lifestyle, along with their young daughter. Tragedy stuck as a hitman targets her husband the night of a lavish party. Nell also becomes a victim. She is stabbed and thrown from the balcony. Her face is so badly marred and her body so broken, she almost dies. After a long, arduous recovery, Nell le...
The Ugly Duckling (Romance)
Nell Calder was a plump, nondescript woman whose world revolved around her four-year-old daughter, and her ambitious executive husband. While on an island outside of Greece, during a business party meant to propel her husband up the corporate ladder, she is brutally attacked. Her husband and child are killed. Nell survives, miraculously, but without the desire to live…until she meets Nicholas Tanek, an ex criminal who feels responsible for what happened...


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