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ISBN13: 9781416524533
ISBN10: 1416524533
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Publisher Comments:

True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust...

A Southern doctor is pulled into a terrifying ring of murderous secrets in this powerhouse thriller from New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles.

Dr. Chris Shepard has never seen his new patient before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face knows him all too well. An FBI agent working undercover, Alex Morse has come to Dr. Shepard's office in Natchez, Mississippi, to unmask a killer. A local divorce attorney has a cluster of clients whose spouses have all died under mysterious circumstances. Agent Morse's own brother-in-law was one of those clients, and now her beloved sister is dead. Then comes Morse's bombshell: Dr. Shepard's own beautiful wife consulted this lawyer one week ago, a visit Shepard knew nothing about. Will he help Alex Morse catch a killer? Or is he the next one to fall victim to a deadly trap of sex, lies, and murder?

Review:

"Smooth prose, psychological depth and crafty plotting lift bestseller Iles's latest suspense thriller, which puts a fresh twist on a familiar theme — the cat-and-mouse game between an FBI agent and a fiendishly-clever serial killer. One personal tragedy after another has struck Alexandra Morse, a rising star in the FBI who specializes in hostage negotiation: her father's shooting death in a robbery, her mother's diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer, and a misstep on the job that left her face scarred and a fellow agent dead. Now Alex's sister, Grace, lies dying in a Jackson, Miss., hospital after suffering a stroke. Alex arrives from Washington just in time to hear Grace say that her husband has murdered her. After Grace's death, Alex learns that Dr. Eldon Tarver, a brilliant scientist in need of funds for research into developing a biological superweapon, has teamed with a Mississippi divorce attorney who offers select clients the opportunity to avoid a protracted court fight by arranging for their spouses to die. When Alex identifies the next intended victim, Dr. Chris Shepard, she goes undercover as one of the idealistic doctor's patients and soon finds herself in a race against Tarver as well as her own superiors, who have not sanctioned her investigation. This pulse-pounder is sure to be another bestseller for Iles (Turning Angel)." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"With the two most recent of his novels, Greg Iles has shown that he's among the most talented and ambitious of contemporary thriller writers. The two — last year's best-selling 'Turning Angel' and his new 'True Evil' — are both set in Mississippi, where Iles lives, and both emphasize place and character, but they are miles apart in concept.

'Turning Angel' focused on the ill-fated romance... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"Iles doesn't merely use suspense. He makes the suspense come to life by creating a compelling story line and drawing characters that are multidimensional, possessing real depth and feeling....[A] must read not only for fans of Iles, but also for anyone who enjoys an appealing psychological thriller." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"[A] fascinating novel. Greg Iles takes his time letting the various plot lines neatly coalesce and offers a coherent conclusion. The characters are perfectly cast in their roles, and readers get to hate the bad guys and cheer for the good ones." BookReporter.com

Review:

"True Evil begins in promising enough fashion, but Iles sends his story ricocheting in a dizzying manner, piling on unnecessary subplots along the way....As a fan of Iles' previous work, I hope he takes more time — and care — with his next book. (Grade: C)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Before you know it, you've reached the last page, and you're all out of breath — but you've had one hell of a ride. Plot-driven is too often used as a pejorative term; Iles shows the other side." Booklist

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with this smart and atmospheric work. Dr. Chris Shepard, a busy young doctor in Natchez, Mississippi, has never seen his new patient Alex Morse before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face has come to Dr. Shepard's office on a mission to rip his idyllic life inside out.

Synopsis:

Dr. Chris Shepard, a busy young doctor in Natchez, Mississippi, has never seen his new patient Alex Morse before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face has come to Dr. Shepards office on a mission to catch a killer. This New York Times bestseller is available in a tall Premium Edition.

About the Author

Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Germany. He founded the band Frankly Scarlet, plays guitar for the Rock Bottom Remainders, and is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Blood Memory and 24 Hours. He lives in Natchez, Mississippi.

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Laura VanMarter, November 3, 2007 (view all comments by Laura VanMarter)
I learned of this author through a friend who worked for a time in Natchez, MS, the place where many of Iles stories take place in and around. Iles is a very good story teller and I read this particular book while flying recently. It starts off quickly so it grabs your attention, and its an easy read from there! The plot was fresh and didn't give me that deja vu feeling you sometimes get when you read a lot in the same genre.

I had only read one other book by Iles previously and was very happy to find out after reading the 2nd that my first exposure wasn't a fluke. If you like James Patterson, you'll very much like Greg Iles. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go shopping for my next book ;)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416524533
Author:
Iles, Greg
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.125 in

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Product details 672 pages Pocket Books - English 9781416524533 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Smooth prose, psychological depth and crafty plotting lift bestseller Iles's latest suspense thriller, which puts a fresh twist on a familiar theme — the cat-and-mouse game between an FBI agent and a fiendishly-clever serial killer. One personal tragedy after another has struck Alexandra Morse, a rising star in the FBI who specializes in hostage negotiation: her father's shooting death in a robbery, her mother's diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer, and a misstep on the job that left her face scarred and a fellow agent dead. Now Alex's sister, Grace, lies dying in a Jackson, Miss., hospital after suffering a stroke. Alex arrives from Washington just in time to hear Grace say that her husband has murdered her. After Grace's death, Alex learns that Dr. Eldon Tarver, a brilliant scientist in need of funds for research into developing a biological superweapon, has teamed with a Mississippi divorce attorney who offers select clients the opportunity to avoid a protracted court fight by arranging for their spouses to die. When Alex identifies the next intended victim, Dr. Chris Shepard, she goes undercover as one of the idealistic doctor's patients and soon finds herself in a race against Tarver as well as her own superiors, who have not sanctioned her investigation. This pulse-pounder is sure to be another bestseller for Iles (Turning Angel)." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Review" by , "Iles doesn't merely use suspense. He makes the suspense come to life by creating a compelling story line and drawing characters that are multidimensional, possessing real depth and feeling....[A] must read not only for fans of Iles, but also for anyone who enjoys an appealing psychological thriller."
"Review" by , "[A] fascinating novel. Greg Iles takes his time letting the various plot lines neatly coalesce and offers a coherent conclusion. The characters are perfectly cast in their roles, and readers get to hate the bad guys and cheer for the good ones."
"Review" by , "True Evil begins in promising enough fashion, but Iles sends his story ricocheting in a dizzying manner, piling on unnecessary subplots along the way....As a fan of Iles' previous work, I hope he takes more time — and care — with his next book. (Grade: C)"
"Review" by , "Before you know it, you've reached the last page, and you're all out of breath — but you've had one hell of a ride. Plot-driven is too often used as a pejorative term; Iles shows the other side."
"Synopsis" by , New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with this smart and atmospheric work. Dr. Chris Shepard, a busy young doctor in Natchez, Mississippi, has never seen his new patient Alex Morse before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face has come to Dr. Shepard's office on a mission to rip his idyllic life inside out.
"Synopsis" by , Dr. Chris Shepard, a busy young doctor in Natchez, Mississippi, has never seen his new patient Alex Morse before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face has come to Dr. Shepards office on a mission to catch a killer. This New York Times bestseller is available in a tall Premium Edition.
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