Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Night, Blood Game, Eve, and Eight Days to Live, among others. She began writing after her children left home for college, and first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, she began writing suspense historical romance novels, and in 1996 she turned to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
Bestseller Johansen's riveting conclusion to her special Eve Duncan trilogy that began with Eve and Quinn explores the darkest side of humanity. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and her long-term partner, Det. Joe Quinn, continue to search for Eve's daughter, Bonnie, who disappeared years before on a school outing in Atlanta when she was seven years old. Assisting Eve and Joe in their hunt, which takes them from the Louisiana bayous to rural Georgia, are Bonnie's mentally unstable father, John Gallo, an ex-Army man who was previously a prime suspect in Bonnie's murder, and CIA agent Catherine Ling, who struggles with her attraction to Gallo. While Bonnie's spirit appears in visions to Eve, providing guidance and solace, an unlikely new suspect takes the pursuers in a new direction, complete with a multitude of twists and turns. A stunning finale will move series fans and newcomers alike. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Eve Duncan's relentless search for her kidnapped little girl, Bonnie, has led her to New Orleans and a man from both her and Bonnie's father's past. As she and her cohorts-longtime boyfriend, detective Joe Quinn, CIA agent Catherine Ling, and Bonnie's father-investigate the background of this man, they uncover psychiatric memory experimentation, government cover-ups, and bribery. Only when Eve's life is in mortal danger does a priest who knows the secrets of the man they are looking for agree to help. This third and final installment in the Eve Duncan trilogy (Eve; Quinn) drags on for about 100 pages too long and loses the success of its earlier parts with too many twists that are remedied too easily. VERDICT Johansen's fans will be excited to have a definitive ending to Eve's story. However, this title lacks the punch of a work of suspense or a thriller. [See Prepub Alert, 4/25/11.]-Amanda Scott, Cambridge Springs P.L., PA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"The suspense and action will entertain all, even those new to the series." --Library Journal (starred review) on Eve"Johansen launches a trilogy that takes the reader on an action-packed journey filled with killers and heroes, leaving readers on tenterhooks." --Booklist on Eve"Read Eve and be hooked." --RT Book Reviews"Gripping...Johansen deftly baits the hook for the next volume." --Publishers Weekly on Eve"Johansen's stories keep getting better with each installment. You will find yourself drawn to Eve and caring about what happens to her." --Night Owl Reviews (A Top Pick) on Eve"A superb kick off ..an excellent presentation to this fantastic series that is a one sitting read." --Reader to Reader Reviews on Eve"Action-packed!" --Publishers Weekly on Eight Days to Live"With an imaginative plot and gut-wrenching action...this novel packs a wallop and is impossible to put down." --Tucson Citizen on Eight Days to Live"You'll want to keep the lights on while reading!" --Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Blood Game"Johansen is becoming a master of the macabre and paranormal thriller, and her latest riveting Eve Duncan tale has it all, from ghosts and secret cults to supernatural avengers." --Booklist on Blood Game"Readers won't soon forget either the enigmatic hero or the monstrous villain. This one's chilling to the bone!" --Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Deadlock"Johansen's knack for delivering robust action and commanding characters kicks into high gear." --Booklist on Dark Summer"Action-packed, adrenaline-fueled...will keep [you] eagerly turning the pages." --Publishers Weekly on Quicksand"Keeping the tension high and the pace relentless, prolific and compelling Johansen adds depth to her popular characters as she continues this suspenseful series." --Booklist on Quicksand"Bestselling author Johansen captivates readers with her latest suspense thriller...the suspense escalates toward an explosive conclusion." --Library Journal on Pandora's Daughter"An exhilarating thriller...suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats." --Booklist on Pandora's Daughter"A fast-paced, non-stop, clever plot in which Johansen mixes political intrigue, murder, and suspense." --USA Today on The Face of Deception;"[A] thrill ride...Action, romance, castles, bomb plots and booby-trapped hideaway in snowbound Idaho--what more could Johansen fans want?" --Publishers Weekly on Countdown"Intriguing suspense...her new tale will please both fans and new converts." --Booklist on Blind Alley"Thoroughly gripping and with a number of shocking plot twists...packed all the right elements into this latest work: intriguing characters; creepy, crazy villain; a variety of exotic locations." --New York Post on The Search