Stalemate (Eve Duncan Forensics Thrillers)

Version: Abridged
Author: Iris Johansen
Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: December 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Killer Dreams" comes a terrifying new thriller that will leave you guessing– and gasping– till the final nerve-racking page. The suspense begins with a phone call and leads forensic sculptor Eve Duncan to the trail of a killer even killers fear to face.
Eve Duncan has turned down the job twice already. Her skill and devotion in identifying murder victims and helping bring their killers to justice may be world-renowned. But Eve works exclusively for law enforcement and the families of the innocent, and the man on the other end of the phone is many things– none of them law-abiding or innocent.
One of the world' s most wanted men, little is really known about Luis Montalvo except that he is extraordinarily dangerous and that he never takes no for an answer. Now he wants Eve' s help in the worst way. For he believes they have something in common– and he' s about to prove it with a grisly warning.
Eve will leave everything and everyone behind, even the man she trusts and loves the most, to travel to the Colombian jungle to identify the skull he has recovered. She has agreed to this devil' s bargain to save an innocent family, but also for a reason she can' t admit to anyone. For the man in the jungle has promised to be able to give Eve what she wants most of all– the key to unlocking the darkest and most painful mystery of her past.
But as she gets closer to identifying the skull, she finds herself caught between two ruthless killers with no way out. Now, with everything on the line, Eve Duncan must make the most chilling choice of all. And if she' swrong… she' s dead.

Reviews (1)

My Kingdom for a Thesaurus

Written by Myrna Minkoff from Austin, TX on October 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The writing: "She tensed." "He tensed". "They tensed". All of God's children tensed. Give me another descriptor--please! Or an editor. The story is predictable. No surprises, no twists. The author has been watching too many 'Forensic Files'. The narration: Our Heroine: Think Dustin Hoffman as 'Tootsie'. I know she's from the South, but we don't all drop our 'g's' and pronounce 'r's' like 'ah's'. All the South American characters: Think Bela Lugosi as Dracula. Unctuous. The male minor characters sound like 12 y/o girls, as does Eve's Navy Seal love interest. Held captive by this CD as I drove through the FM wasteland of West Texas, I tensed.

Author Details

Author Details

Johansen, Iris

Johansen began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.[1]

Johansen lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.