Book Review: Iris Johansen The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan #1) * * * | The Crime Scene | Worldwide Crime Fiction

Book Review: Iris Johansen The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan #1) * * *




Rating
3 out of 5 stars 
Country
United States 
Writers
Iris Johansen 
Publisher

Sub Genre
Forensics 
Website


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Plot Summary
The Face of Deception is first in the Eve Duncan series  written by American author Iris Johansen.  Eve Duncan specializes in the forensic reconstruction of the dead.  Following the brutal murder of her only daughter she now only works on cold cases attempting to identify the unknown and bring closure to their families.  When she is called upon by billionaire John Logan to assist in an identification, whom she is initially led to believe is former president John F Kennedy, it turns into a wild run for their lives against political enemies far up the US government chain of command.




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My Review

This book attempts to bring a new twist to the forensic genre of crime fiction which developed from the work of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.  The book also brings the more recent tradition of American action crime novels.  It combines the two fairly well in a good, if somewhat unbelievable plot (but then this is fiction).

The writing will keep you page-turning but don't expect a literary masterpiece.  Despite this it was a fairly enjoyable read and was worth the effort staying with it.  It also puts something of a new spin on an old conspiracy in American history.
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In The Series

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Taking Eve 

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#15
Hunting Eve
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