The New York Times bestselling author of Firestorm, Iris Johansen, returns with a psychological thriller so terrifying, so relentlessly paced, it won't leave you time to catch your breath before the next shock comes. A forensic sculptor is locked in a deadly duel with a serial killer determined to destroy her-one life at a time. Eve Duncan's job is to put a face on the faceless victims of violent crimes. Her work not only comforts their survivors-but helps catch their killers. But there is another, more personal reason that Eve Duncan is driven to do the kind of work she does-a dark nightmare from a past she can never bury. And as she works on the skull of a newly discovered victim, that past is about to return all over again. The victim is a Jane Doe found murdered, her face erased beyond recognition. But whoever killed her wasn't just trying to hide her identity. The plan was far more horrifying. For as the face forms under Eve's skilled hands, she is about to get the shock of her life. The victim is someone she knows all too well. Someone who isn't dead. Yet. Instantly Eve's peaceful life is shattered. The sanctuary of the lakeside cottage she shares with Atlanta detective Joe Quinn and their adopted daughter Jane has been invaded by a killer who's sent the grimmest of threats: the face of his next victim. To stop him, Eve must put her own life in the balance and question everything and everyone she trusts. Not even Quinn can go where Eve must go this time. As the trail of faceless bodies leads to a chilling revelation, Eve finds herself trying to catch a master murderer whose grisly work is a testament to a mind warped by perversion and revenge. Now she must pit her skills against his in a showdown where the stakes are life itself-and where the unbearable cost of failure will make Eve's own murder seem like a mercy killing.
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by Iris Johansen
"A serial killer is murdering women who look like Cira, a woman who died in Herculaneum when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Jane, the adopted daughter of Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor, is his next targeted victim. Not coincidentally, Jane has terrifying nightmares of being Cira and fighting to escape Herculaneum through tunnels, aided by her ex-lover, Antonio. With evident ease Bernadette Dunne brings together an obsessive killer, dedicated police, a mysterious protagonist, various archaeologists, and dramatic settings, including captivating descriptions of the culture and times prior to the devastation of Mount Vesuvius. Dunne moves Johansen's words from the page to the ear, delivering a story of the healing power of truth and love. K.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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