Smokescreen

Smokescreen In this pulse pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in t

  • Title: Smokescreen
  • Author: Iris Johansen
  • ISBN: 153871308X
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this pulse pounding thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle but she may be putting herself in danger than she knows.A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan s doorstep with a plea for help Jill Cassidy has just come from a small In this pulse pounding thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle but she may be putting herself in danger than she knows.A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan s doorstep with a plea for help Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story half the villagers many of them children have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition Now, the families desperately need Eve s help to get closure and begin to heal.But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill s plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, sinister plot Isolated and unsure who she can trust, Eve finds herself stranded in an unstable country where violence threatens to break out again at any moment and with only her own instincts to rely on if she hopes to get home to her family alive 1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with one of her most exhilarating and dangerous adventures yet in this riveting high stakes thriller Publishers Weekly Get A Copy Kindle Store 14.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 432 pages Published July 30th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing More Details ISBN 153871308X ISBN13 9781538713082 Series Eve Duncan 25 Other Editions 9 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Smokescreen, please sign up Recent Questions I love Iris Johansen and this series and spinoffs and have preordered this However, I am confused since lists this as 25, which appears to be correct but lists it as 26 and Dark Tribute as 24 but no book in the middle Im thinking is wrong but can anyone confirm Iriss website doesnt have any 2019 books listed 1 likelike 6 months ago Add your answer See 1 question about Smokescreen Lists with This Book Best of Iris Johansen 100 books 2 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.23 Rating details 743 ratings 119 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 117 More filters Sort order Aug 14, 2019 Kat Valentine rated it it was amazing Another fabulous eve Duncan thriller from the amazingly talented Iris Johansen I ve read every book in this series and love the twists and turns and the rollercoaster action always keeps me on the edge of my seat I don t know how Johansen keeps coming up with such interesting storylines and great characters after so many years I love meeting new people that become part of eve s world With so many interesting new character s from the good guys like journalist Jill Cassidy to CIA agent jed nov Another fabulous eve Duncan thriller from the amazingly talented Iris Johansen I ve read every book in this series and love the twists and turns and the rollercoaster action always keeps me on the edge of my seat I don t know how Johansen keeps coming up with such interesting storylines and great characters after so many years I love meeting new people that become part of eve s world With so many interesting new character s from the good guys like journalist Jill Cassidy to CIA agent jed novak who is very intense and a lot like eve s husband Joe Theirs also the charismatic and all around charming Sam gideon,I really liked his character alot And the villians In this book are truly despicable and deadly from Zahra Kiyani the corrupt and evil bitch who rules Jokan Maldara after her father dies she doesn t care what she has to do to stay in power even if It means covering up andProtecting the murder who slaughtered a whole classroom of children, the evil sadist cold blooded killer Varak who is as deadly as a snake And when a attempt is made on eve s life it s Joe Quinn to the rescue and he s very angry at Jill and Novak for putting her life in danger They all must come together to find varak before he takes off.And then deal with Zahra, but before that happens one who slaved for her for years will deal the killling blow a climax I didn t see coming til the end flag 71 likesLike see review View all 35 comments Aug 01, 2019 pronounced h e AntiExpensive books ProHiddengems Queen rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves overpriced, spam, hate overpriced books, hated overhyped books DNF This book spammed me on my feed as sponsored content so I opened the preview and hated it Kiyanis Maldara Not for me Ebook 14.99 Are you f cking kiddin me Stop spamming me For your information reviews can be used to complain about the price of books GR has a feature for purchases One thing is recommending me a book based on my shelves and another thing is spamming me with overpriced new releases in my feed flag 18 likesLike see review View all 14 comments May 22, 2019 Linda Strong rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley 2019, read in 2019 For those who are familiar with the series featuring Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor, you are in for a treat.An investigative journalist shows up on Eve s doorstep begging for her help She wants Eve to go to Africa, a war torn jungle, to help identify 27 children who were massacred by guerilla soldiers.But this journalist may have a different agenda one that puts Eve in danger than she knows.This is a preview only the complete novel will be available 7 9 19.The first chapter grabbed For those who are familiar with the series featuring Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor, you are in for a treat.An investigative journalist shows up on Eve s doorstep begging for her help She wants Eve to go to Africa, a war torn jungle, to help identify 27 children who were massacred by guerilla soldiers.But this journalist may have a different agenda one that puts Eve in danger than she knows.This is a preview only the complete novel will be available 7 9 19.The first chapter grabbed me by the throat and refused to let me go It tells the story of the journalist and how she survived her time in that part of the world It then goes on to show how she manipulates Eve into making the trip to Africa.Many thanks to the author Grand Central Publishing Netgalley for the preview of this thriller Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own flag 18 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2019 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it it was ok Shelves read 2019 Eve Duncan is pretty much bullied into taking on a new case when journalist Jill Cassidy implores her to come to Africa with her to help parents of children killed in a massacre They need closure and Eve is just the right one to do so with her knowledge of forensic sculptor But, Jill has another motive and soon Eve will find herself is quite a lot of danger Smokescreen is one of those books that I really wanted to like, but ultimately the story failed for me because of some factors that I w Eve Duncan is pretty much bullied into taking on a new case when journalist Jill Cassidy implores her to come to Africa with her to help parents of children killed in a massacre They need closure and Eve is just the right one to do so with her knowledge of forensic sculptor But, Jill has another motive and soon Eve will find herself is quite a lot of danger Smokescreen is one of those books that I really wanted to like, but ultimately the story failed for me because of some factors that I will discuss later on in the review But, first, let s start with what I found good and that is the story itself The massacre of the children in a school and Eve s help to find closure for the parents together with the real reason for her being there Because yes, Eve is lured there to help with another thing that they need her special knowledge to do This is the part of the story that worked for me That and the interesting royal history of the leader of the country that played a big role in the story And, if Eve and Jill and been alone working on this with the help of Jill s friend Gideon had I most likely enjoyed the book.Unfortunately, I have two big problems with the book and some of the other books I ve read by Iris Johansen and that the s the men From Joe Quinn, Eve s husband to Jill FBI agent friend Novak Sorry, but these macho men are boring me so much I like Iris Johansen s books, but she has a tendency to use a special type of man in every book that feels like an overbearing macho man and I just get the feeling that she has found her niche when it comes to it and now everyone man is written the same way Even when I read other series by Iris Johansen And, of course, that brings me to the second problem The romance part, because of course, Jill and Novak have a lot of sexual tension all through the book Well, it s written that way, I was utterly bored by that I was interested in Jill s role as a journalist and her work to expose the truth about the massacre, etc.Smokescreen ended up being a so so book for me Not among the best like the early ones I ve read or like Shadow Play that introduced me to the author And, that s just too bad because I like Eve Duncan, I just wish the story had focused on exposing the truth and definitely less on the romance I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review flag 17 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 13, 2019 Donna Hines rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, donated to osterhout library, goodread giveaway A journalist arrives with one question Help Jill find out who killed many people in a Guerilla attack in the jungle.This plea for help may just be a cover up by Jill and it may just result in lives being put in danger.Zahra may be a person of interest in it all as there s an issue with some food poisoining and back door discussions Jill hired Eve as a reconstructionist in determining the final outcome.Varak and Zolak are also two characters that are worthy to mention here as they both are A journalist arrives with one question Help Jill find out who killed many people in a Guerilla attack in the jungle.This plea for help may just be a cover up by Jill and it may just result in lives being put in danger.Zahra may be a person of interest in it all as there s an issue with some food poisoining and back door discussions Jill hired Eve as a reconstructionist in determining the final outcome.Varak and Zolak are also two characters that are worthy to mention here as they both are experienced in shall we say death and murder.This is creepy, thrilling, and down right murderous Thank you to Iris, the publisher, and for this Giveaway which will be donated to The Hoyt Library flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 21, 2019 MicheleReader rated it really liked it Once again Iris Johansen delivers an interesting, action packed story that keep you engaged throughout While this is part of a series, it isn t essential to have read any of the prior books Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is lured to a small African village under false pretenses and finds herself in the middle of a deadly plot Thanks to for the ARC giveaway and to Grand Central Publishing flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 22, 2019 Bookgasms Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves ratula Gah Smokescreen was everything I love in an Eve Duncan story and I have been a huge fan of the Eve Duncan series since the beginning and was just as obsessed with her hunt for Bonnie as she was But as the series evolved and developed, so did the characters, individual depth and their passion for justice I absolutely loved Eve and Joe in this story and could not stop reading Called to an exotic location in Africa by journalist Jill Cassidy, Eve is asked to reconstruct the skulls of sc Gah Smokescreen was everything I love in an Eve Duncan story and I have been a huge fan of the Eve Duncan series since the beginning and was just as obsessed with her hunt for Bonnie as she was But as the series evolved and developed, so did the characters, individual depth and their passion for justice I absolutely loved Eve and Joe in this story and could not stop reading Called to an exotic location in Africa by journalist Jill Cassidy, Eve is asked to reconstruct the skulls of school children killed in a terrorist attack But when Eve discovers a mystery there and uncovers a conspiracy, she can t help but get involved I absolutely loved this story I loved Eve s passion and Joe s protective nature and the underlying suspense prevalent throughout the story This was an amazing addition to the series and I cannot wait for 5 stars Ratula flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 07, 2019 Donna Lewis rated it it was ok I found this book to be too much Eve is just too good Her son is too psychically connected to her Her husband is too driven to protect her The CIA s Novak has too much power in order to manipulate Eve s and her family s schedules The President of the Congo thinks she is descended from Cleopatra too much a stretch for me Jill is too smart damaged independent I understand strong characters, but I feel that there was too much in this book.Maybe it gets better, but I am stop I found this book to be too much Eve is just too good Her son is too psychically connected to her Her husband is too driven to protect her The CIA s Novak has too much power in order to manipulate Eve s and her family s schedules The President of the Congo thinks she is descended from Cleopatra too much a stretch for me Jill is too smart damaged independent I understand strong characters, but I feel that there was too much in this book.Maybe it gets better, but I am stopping at the half way point because I am too uninterested in the outcome flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 22, 2019 Nursebookie rated it it was amazing I am so thankful and fortunate to receive this book as an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley and Grand Central Pub in exchange for an objective review of Smokescreen by Iris Johansen.This is the first time I have read any books from Iris Johansen and I absolutely loved this as my first book This is book 25 of the Eve Duncan series This is an amazingly well written book with a very well crafted story line that quite relates to what is happening in the war torn area in the Congo.The characters I am so thankful and fortunate to receive this book as an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley and Grand Central Pub in exchange for an objective review of Smokescreen by Iris Johansen.This is the first time I have read any books from Iris Johansen and I absolutely loved this as my first book This is book 25 of the Eve Duncan series This is an amazingly well written book with a very well crafted story line that quite relates to what is happening in the war torn area in the Congo.The characters in this series and the supporting casts are phenomenally well written and exciting to read.This story follows the main character Eve Duncan who was called to Africa by journalist Jill Cassidy to reconstruct the skulls of murdered school children The massacre is from a terrorist attack and Eve s job as a forensic sculptor helps the family gain closure from this Nothing is simple and something suspicious finds Eve in a dangerous situation This was such a fast paced read for me that I truly enjoyed so much that I am going to pick up the rest of the series I cannot get enough of Eve and the rest of the characters like Joe and Jed Novak I am now a fan of this series flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 22, 2019 Watmom rated it liked it I won this book in a giveaway.Full disclosure I have read a couple of Iris Johansen s books before but this was the first Eve Duncan book I read To her credit, I didn t feel like I was lost because I didn t have a lot of the characters back stories, nor did I feel like she was throwing in random background pieces in order to catch me up I ve read books by other authors who have done this and it makes for some tedious reading.The plot line itself was enough to keep my interest and I won this book in a giveaway.Full disclosure I have read a couple of Iris Johansen s books before but this was the first Eve Duncan book I read To her credit, I didn t feel like I was lost because I didn t have a lot of the characters back stories, nor did I feel like she was throwing in random background pieces in order to catch me up I ve read books by other authors who have done this and it makes for some tedious reading.The plot line itself was enough to keep my interest and sadly reminiscent of the Rwanda genocide.But there were several things I didn t care for very much and which led me to give it a 3 star rating I found the dialogue to be odd It just didn t sound realistic or reflective of how people speak to each other Sometimes it was overly formal and other times the exchanges were just tiresome and repetitive Most of the characters weren t likeable and perhaps that s because they seemed perpetually grumpy Granted, this is serious material and a serious plot line with its fair share of bad guys, but everyone just seemed so intense and annoyed with each other all the time Repetitive words and phrases throughout the book If I d had an electronic copy of this book I would have done a count of how many times the word gaze was used or gaze flew as in her gaze flew to his eyes Or someone s lips twisting When you re reading a 400 page book and there s enough repetition of these words that it starts standing out, that s not good Finally, there wasn t enough Eve Duncan in the second half of the book In fact, she was an altogether very minor character in the second half There were references made in the book to how she was a world renowned forensic sculptor and the best at what she does, but we didn t get to see very much of that.I would be interested in perhaps reading an earlier Eve Duncan book to see of that character There was enough here to intrigue me forensic sculptors aren t your typical crime fighter, but this book didn t quite live up to my expectations flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 04, 2019 Lori rated it liked it I liked this book better than the last few However I was excited that it was going to be all about a reconstruction and then it wasn t The story line was good but there is just too much drama and not enough about Eves real job , sending the lost ones home So many words about how strong I am how my family needs me how I ll die without you how Ill do anything to protect my family, We know all that I want a good mystery without all this other crap So be mad , it s the way I feel Yes I ll proba I liked this book better than the last few However I was excited that it was going to be all about a reconstruction and then it wasn t The story line was good but there is just too much drama and not enough about Eves real job , sending the lost ones home So many words about how strong I am how my family needs me how I ll die without you how Ill do anything to protect my family, We know all that I want a good mystery without all this other crap So be mad , it s the way I feel Yes I ll probably will read her next book, but really Anyone feel the same flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 17, 2019 Leiba rated it did not like it I don t know why I keep forgetting that reading this author irritates me beyond belief due to her heavy reliance on ellipses especially in the Kendra Michaels series Not to mention overuse of particular expressions, notably lips twisted and lips tightened, and far too many adverbs I don t know, the story might be a good one, but I just can t get engaged with it because I m so on edge with waiting for the next crutch If I were someone who could abandon a started book, I would have done I don t know why I keep forgetting that reading this author irritates me beyond belief due to her heavy reliance on ellipses especially in the Kendra Michaels series Not to mention overuse of particular expressions, notably lips twisted and lips tightened, and far too many adverbs I don t know, the story might be a good one, but I just can t get engaged with it because I m so on edge with waiting for the next crutch If I were someone who could abandon a started book, I would have done that with this one flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 10, 2019 Alasandra Alawine rated it liked it OK I only gave it 3 stars because it felt formulaic Somebody manipulates Eve into putting herself in danger, Joe kills the danger Same as the last 24 books I did enjoy catching up with my favorite characters and meeting new ones The Kiyani angle was intriguing, I would have liked her to explore it further I also enjoyed Dalai s character development and the romance between Novak and Jill But to be honest I lost interest halfway through the book as it started to feel like the same material OK I only gave it 3 stars because it felt formulaic Somebody manipulates Eve into putting herself in danger, Joe kills the danger Same as the last 24 books I did enjoy catching up with my favorite characters and meeting new ones The Kiyani angle was intriguing, I would have liked her to explore it further I also enjoyed Dalai s character development and the romance between Novak and Jill But to be honest I lost interest halfway through the book as it started to feel like the same material rehashed with new characters flag 2 likesLike see review May 03, 2019 Marcia rated it really liked it Won an ARC of this book from a giveawayOnce again, Iris Johansen doesn t disappoint I read on of the first Eve Duncan stories, and honestly didn t feel like I d missed a step Riveting action keeps you glued the entire time flag 1 likeLike see review May 02, 2019 Patricia Levack rated it really liked it Iris Johansen s latest Eve Duncan s adventure is another winner Smoke Screen takes Eve to African to reconstruct and identify children who were brutally slaughtered She wants to give these children back to their parents Jill Cassidy, a journalist who approached Eve actually has a different agenda in mind Jill is on a great journey to finish her story about who is behind this attack and the new leader Eve has been manipulated and becomes a part of the discovery and a target The characters Iris Johansen s latest Eve Duncan s adventure is another winner Smoke Screen takes Eve to African to reconstruct and identify children who were brutally slaughtered She wants to give these children back to their parents Jill Cassidy, a journalist who approached Eve actually has a different agenda in mind Jill is on a great journey to finish her story about who is behind this attack and the new leader Eve has been manipulated and becomes a part of the discovery and a target The characters are alive and the story is a page turner I received this novel free from flag 1 likeLike see review May 26, 2019 Althea Mason rated it it was amazing This is a tear jerking story by Iris Johansen It is probably the Eve Duncan story that goes in the most in depth about a tragic horror inflicted on children and keeps on going Every time you think that you can t discover something horrific, Iris Johansen reveals to the story that makes it even worse For example, learning about the deaths of the children in Robaku and then learning about Zahra s involvement.Check out the rest of my review at This is a tear jerking story by Iris Johansen It is probably the Eve Duncan story that goes in the most in depth about a tragic horror inflicted on children and keeps on going Every time you think that you can t discover something horrific, Iris Johansen reveals to the story that makes it even worse For example, learning about the deaths of the children in Robaku and then learning about Zahra s involvement.Check out the rest of my review at flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 16, 2019 Pam Venne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for everyone Shelves fiction, terrorism, suspense, murder, women, mythology, relationships, scandals, thriller, action Iris Johansen knows how to write a thriller and her most recent, Smoke Screen, of which I was delighted to receive an Advance Copy was spellbinding The action was so in my face I did not want to put it down She knows how to draw her audience in and keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next bit of drama Her female characters are sublime and robust What will keep me up at night are the images Johansen painted in my mind of the children who had been killed by Varak and his mercenar Iris Johansen knows how to write a thriller and her most recent, Smoke Screen, of which I was delighted to receive an Advance Copy was spellbinding The action was so in my face I did not want to put it down She knows how to draw her audience in and keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next bit of drama Her female characters are sublime and robust What will keep me up at night are the images Johansen painted in my mind of the children who had been killed by Varak and his mercenaries While I understand this is fiction, the images were so compelling that I often thought I was living the experience God help me if I ever have to do that I hope I would have the courage that Eve Duncan had While this is a fabulous thriller, it is also a story about strong women, genocide in Africa, politics triumphing over truth, the abuse of women, terrorism, and so much Thank you, Iris, for the Advance Copy I can t wait to share it with my friends to read flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Melody Morris rated it it was amazing Smokescreen Iris JohansenI was fortunate to receive this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an objective review.Eve Duncan is working on her latest child reconstruction, as husband Joe Quinn son Michael are packing for a trip to England, Joe to attend a Scotland Yard seminar, and Michael will be joining Jane MacGuire for an archaeological dig at a Welsh castle Eve is awaiting the arrival of Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jill Cassidy, who has expressed an Smokescreen Iris JohansenI was fortunate to receive this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an objective review.Eve Duncan is working on her latest child reconstruction, as husband Joe Quinn son Michael are packing for a trip to England, Joe to attend a Scotland Yard seminar, and Michael will be joining Jane MacGuire for an archaeological dig at a Welsh castle Eve is awaiting the arrival of Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jill Cassidy, who has expressed an interest in an interview As Eve and Jill begin to talk, Jill tells Eve of an attack on a schoolhouse that killed 27 children, and that she needs Eve to assist with reconstructions to bring all of the children home to their parents Eve recommends other sculptors, until she learns of the circumstances the killings took place in a war town area of the Congo, the children all killed by a mercenary named Nils Varak As Eve declines the project and offers her information on other sculptors and programs, Jill leaves her with a packet filled with biographies of the children and asks her to read them As Eve reads the biographies and researches the civil unrest, she senses that she s been manipulated by a master, but she s also compelled to give her assistance, much to Joe s dismay With the assistance of Jed Novak, a CIA operative and friend of Jill s, Eve makes her way to Maldara, to the city of Jokan, in Central Africa and sets up a makeshift studio for her work, she meets some bereaved parents in the small village, and begins the reconstruction of the first victim It s then she comes to learn the real reason she s been brought to the country to ensure that the killer is really dead As conflict arises, and Eve finds herself in danger, Joe leaves London and flies to her side Soon, Eve, Joe, Jill Novak find themselves pitted against a much greater evil one they re determined to stop for good unless they are stopped first I cannot say enough about the Eve Duncan series and this book was no exception With a well crafted storyline and a great supportive cast, Eve again gets the job done, with the assistance of husband Joe, and as always, I could not put the book down I do miss Bonnie and her visits, but I love the way Eve s character has evolved, and love the addition of Michael s seeming empathic abilities too This series just keeps getting better flag Like see review Jul 25, 2019 Living My Best Book Life rated it really liked it Smokescreen was a wild and dangerous adventure This was my first time reading Iris Johansen and I was completely immersed in her story Eve Duncan was a great character to meet and loved her passion The story was full of oohs and aahs, danger, culture, heartbreak, and a dose of romance The story follows forensic scientist, Eve Duncan She is the best at what she does and is sought out by journalist, Jill Cassidy They travel to Africa to help families who are torn apart by violent attacks.I e Smokescreen was a wild and dangerous adventure This was my first time reading Iris Johansen and I was completely immersed in her story Eve Duncan was a great character to meet and loved her passion The story was full of oohs and aahs, danger, culture, heartbreak, and a dose of romance The story follows forensic scientist, Eve Duncan She is the best at what she does and is sought out by journalist, Jill Cassidy They travel to Africa to help families who are torn apart by violent attacks.I enjoyed getting to meet the compassionate, smart and dedicated Eve Duncan Although she planned to go on a vacation with her family, she heard about these families in Africa and couldn t say no She wanted to bring a piece of their loved ones back together and give them a piece of mind.What she didn t know was how dangerous this would be Eve didn t go in with all the facts, but she learns pretty quickly that this won t be a quick in and out job There were great supporting characters that brought the whole story together Everyone was opinionated, different, and got the job done in the best way they knew how Even the anti heroes villains were great to read about because they were so complex and damaged.I also appreciated the culture of the story It was a fun mini lesson in forensics and Egyptian history.Overall, this was an adventurous and treacherous thriller that had my inner investigator begging to come out I loved the mystery of the novel and appreciated the honest romance s as well I give Smokescreen 4.5 stars It had me gripped from the first few pages I loved that no matter how risky the situation the determination of each character won out in the end I highly recommend this story to readers who love thrillers with mystery and adventure flag Like see review Aug 29, 2019 Johanna Sawyer rated it it was amazing Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion It s hard to believe that the Eve Duncan series has hit a 25th book mark but in another sense it s easy to believe because the books are just that good Eve has come a long way but her skills make her an asset in some of the worst case scenarios In this book she is guilted by a journalist to identify 27 young children slain by a machete wielding madman, so they can be properly buried It s just enough to tug at your heart st Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion It s hard to believe that the Eve Duncan series has hit a 25th book mark but in another sense it s easy to believe because the books are just that good Eve has come a long way but her skills make her an asset in some of the worst case scenarios In this book she is guilted by a journalist to identify 27 young children slain by a machete wielding madman, so they can be properly buried It s just enough to tug at your heart strings and angry enough to want justice for those children As usual the author just grabs you and sweeps you away.What did I like I love all the characters.Jane, Eve, Joe Gangs all here but Novak and Jill are new ones I hope we get to see books with them The story really does just grab you and tugs at you Given all the crap we see in the world and news lately it s not really far fetched to see innocent children die in the hands of madmen Would I buy this book This is a particularly hard question since this author tends to sell in the 30 range I read this book in about two hours, so that price for me was a no It is definitely worth reading but as usual I m just against paying that much for any book The kindle copy is about half price and to me that s still too high If you only read a few books a year then it might not bother anyone else to pay that steep price I d wait for a paperback or a books a million overage copy on bargain Or the Library Thoughts for the author Loved the book Would love to see Jane books Thanks for honoring me with a ARC flag Like see review Jun 14, 2019 Diane rated it it was amazing Smokescreen by Iris Johansen Eve Duncan 25 is another powerful thriller which held my interest from the beginning until the ending of the story Forensic sculpturer Eve Duncan is requested by journalist Jill Cassidy to travel to the small African village of Robaku Jill is to the point of manipulative begging and plays on Eve s compassion for the parents of murdered children Jill wants Eve to reconstruct the faces of children who were slain and then burned by a terroristic group lead by Nils Smokescreen by Iris Johansen Eve Duncan 25 is another powerful thriller which held my interest from the beginning until the ending of the story Forensic sculpturer Eve Duncan is requested by journalist Jill Cassidy to travel to the small African village of Robaku Jill is to the point of manipulative begging and plays on Eve s compassion for the parents of murdered children Jill wants Eve to reconstruct the faces of children who were slain and then burned by a terroristic group lead by Nils Varak Jill had been brutally beaten by Varak and raped by three of his men because she tried to uncover crimes committed by this group Varak was reported to have been killed in a helicopter crash before he could be brought to justice, but Jill has suspicions that he is still alive Jill needs Eve s expert skills to prove if the skull being kept in a guarded box is the skull of Varak or an imposter.Even though Jill had the best of intentions for getting Eve to the small village, I did not like her forceful and manipulative character She put people s lives in danger for her own journalistic purposes It seemed to me the main focus of the book is Jill rather than Eve It will be interesting to wait and see if the author uses the character of Jill in another series or book As the character of Zahra is brought into the story, a secondary plot begins to unfold Parts of the story are heartbreaking and other scenes will have you feeling anger toward some of the characters The story is fast paced, interesting, and very emotional.Publication Date is July 30, 2019Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book flag Like see review Jun 09, 2019 Jeanette rated it it was amazing I received this book from thanks to , Iris Johansen and the publisher The words of this review are my own.I love this series from Iris Johansen I find forensic sculpture fascinating all by itself, and as always, wished there were of it in this book Given that, this was a page turner The incredible evil that men can inflict upon other humans is appalling, and it was hard to read about some of that in this novel.even though you know THIS is fiction, you stil I received this book from thanks to , Iris Johansen and the publisher The words of this review are my own.I love this series from Iris Johansen I find forensic sculpture fascinating all by itself, and as always, wished there were of it in this book Given that, this was a page turner The incredible evil that men can inflict upon other humans is appalling, and it was hard to read about some of that in this novel.even though you know THIS is fiction, you still are aware that similar events have occurred in the real world The people who fight against such evil are truly inspiring, and so you have both the worst and the best of humanity Johansen does a great job of making her characters come to life You understand the turmoil that Joe is under, knowing that his wife Eve Duncan is almost called upon to perform her miracles on the skulls of the murdered children and yet, aware of the incredible danger she would be in, supports her decision to travel there to do her work One thing I appreciate about her books is that you realy can just read this book as a stand alone Johansen is not constantly trying to keep everybody reminded about what happened in prior books, which gets old for those of us who have read the entire series already As always, I will be waiting for the next book to come in this great series flag Like see review Aug 29, 2019 Joan rated it really liked it Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jill Cassidy persuades Eve to travel to a small African jungle village where guerillas have killed most of the villagers, including an attack on a school where many children were murdered But when Eve arrives in Maldara, she begins to suspect that there s something to Jill s request for her to help identify the children In a Robaku museum close to the site of the school massacre, Eve begins working on a reconstruction of one of the schoolchildren But she Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jill Cassidy persuades Eve to travel to a small African jungle village where guerillas have killed most of the villagers, including an attack on a school where many children were murdered But when Eve arrives in Maldara, she begins to suspect that there s something to Jill s request for her to help identify the children In a Robaku museum close to the site of the school massacre, Eve begins working on a reconstruction of one of the schoolchildren But she soon finds herself entangled in a sinister plot that may claim her as one of its victims.Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, as always, is strong, stubborn, talented, passionate, and vulnerable In this, her twenty fifth adventure, the riveting plot is both intriguing and relevant the characters believable and well crafted The compelling story could easily have come from any of today s war torn African nations here tension and suspense are sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, anxious for the next revelation Eve s well established compassion is on display throughout the story as Jill works her manipulations The final events are likely to surprise readers as the plot takes yet another unexpected turn and ramps up the tension even further.Highly recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 17, 2019 Deborah rated it really liked it Shelves grgiveaways I received an advanced copy of SMOKESCREEN by Iris Johansen as part of a giveaway on Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for the chance to read for an honest review SMOKESCREEN is book 25 in Iris Johansen s Eve Duncan series This is a series that I have read quite often, but it has been a few years since I last picked it up This isn t at all because I didn t enjoy the books, but there are just too many good books out there on my TBR I was thrilled to win this giveaway I received an advanced copy of SMOKESCREEN by Iris Johansen as part of a giveaway on Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for the chance to read for an honest review SMOKESCREEN is book 25 in Iris Johansen s Eve Duncan series This is a series that I have read quite often, but it has been a few years since I last picked it up This isn t at all because I didn t enjoy the books, but there are just too many good books out there on my TBR I was thrilled to win this giveaway it was like visiting with an old friend There are references to characters who are featured heavily in past books, but this book would work perfectly well as a stand alone too.Trigger warnings violence, assault, rape.Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor, using science and artistic skill to recreate a person s appearance from their skull to aid in identification Having lost her daughter at a young age, Eve specializes in cases involving children, hoping to help bring them home to give their families closure The series has a touch of the supernatural as well In past books Eve has spoken to her daughter s ghost, her son has feelings about people and her skill in knowing what someone looks like from just their skull sometimes defies explanation just a bit.This book begins with new characters Journalist Jill Cassidy has been brutally attacked in and has horrors to tell She approaches Eve with a heart breaking story In a small village in Africa, guerrilla soldiers have brutally slaughtered half the people, many of them children and burned the bodies beyond recognition Jill is there to pull on Eve s heart strings and convince her to come to Africa to aid in the identification of these children for their families With her husband and son out of town on pursuits of their own, Eve decides to make the trip.From the very beginning, we are dragged right into the brutality of this situation We also know that Jill isn t giving Eve the full story Over time, information comes out about the brutal attack and the confusing political situation that Eve is walking into.Iris Johansen does an excellent job of building the feeling of suspense in SMOKESCREEN, delivering a enemy to fight against who has brought about so much tragedy This book definitely has a lot of violence and tells a heart breaking tale, so be aware of that if you are sensitive to such subject matter I really enjoyed reading this book, even though it was difficult to read at times given the subject matter This is a thriller with a touch of romance, as I ve come to expect from this author I enjoyed hearing about the forensic sculpting process that Eve uses as well I find that fascinating.If you are looking for a good thriller with a strong female protagonist, this is definitely a book you d want on your TBR SMOKE SCREEN by Iris Johansen will be released on July 30, 2019 flag Like see review Aug 28, 2019 Charlotte Lynn rated it it was amazing WOW Smokescreen is an amazing addition to an already wonderful series Eve Duncan and her family are characters that I feel that I have gotten to know very well while reading Iris Johansen s books Yet, with each book I learn something new, meet a new friend, and realize how much I want to know about Eve Just her job intrigues me but then add all the unique places that she gets to travel and the people that she meets and her story becomes a book that I cannot put down Smokescreen has Eve WOW Smokescreen is an amazing addition to an already wonderful series Eve Duncan and her family are characters that I feel that I have gotten to know very well while reading Iris Johansen s books Yet, with each book I learn something new, meet a new friend, and realize how much I want to know about Eve Just her job intrigues me but then add all the unique places that she gets to travel and the people that she meets and her story becomes a book that I cannot put down Smokescreen has Eve being tempted to change her plans and take on a new workload Of course, it can t be that easy She travels to an African village and things get interesting I was pulled in from the first meeting of Jill and Eve, intrigued at how Joe would react to Eve s change in plans, and curious at what twists and turns would be coming Eve s way I was never disappointed The book kept me on my toes and my brain was always trying to guess what would happen next Everything about Smokescreen was perfect The storyline was intriguing, the characters were fascinating, and the twists and turns kept me guessing This book is part of a series, but each book can be real without reading the others flag Like see review Jul 30, 2019 Diane Hernandez rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley Eve is a freelance professional forensic sculptor Jill, an investigative journalist, asks her to provide closure for parents of an attack on an African schoolhouse that killed 27 children Though Eve suggests others and feels slightly manipulated, she agrees to go to the Congo After she arrives, Eve discovers that the job is just a Smokescreen for Jill s real motive in inviting her to the work site.This is the 25th Eve Duncan mystery series that began in 1998 with The Face of Deception I read Eve is a freelance professional forensic sculptor Jill, an investigative journalist, asks her to provide closure for parents of an attack on an African schoolhouse that killed 27 children Though Eve suggests others and feels slightly manipulated, she agrees to go to the Congo After she arrives, Eve discovers that the job is just a Smokescreen for Jill s real motive in inviting her to the work site.This is the 25th Eve Duncan mystery series that began in 1998 with The Face of Deception I read the first book but I haven t read any others in the series until this one I didn t have any problem catching up with Eve s life so this novel can be read as a standalone Smokescreen has a thrilling plot with lots of heart breaking details about the mercenary tribes treatment of women and children in Africa Some of those details are graphic and there is a rape scene If those are triggers for you, you should avoid this book Otherwise, it is an interesting look into another world that hopefully none of us will have to face in real life 4 stars Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review flag Like see review Jul 20, 2019 Shelleen Toland rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley read, from publisher read It has been awhile since I have read a book from this series I am behind on the series but I didn t feel like I had to read the series up to this point Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor and she is confronted by a Journalist to please go to a small African village There was a horrible massacre that happened in the town and most of them children in a schoolroom So she is asked to reconstruct the skulls of the children so the families have closure.But once Eve gets there she believes that Jill It has been awhile since I have read a book from this series I am behind on the series but I didn t feel like I had to read the series up to this point Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor and she is confronted by a Journalist to please go to a small African village There was a horrible massacre that happened in the town and most of them children in a schoolroom So she is asked to reconstruct the skulls of the children so the families have closure.But once Eve gets there she believes that Jill tricked her to uncover something else or someone else.As Eve meets the Queen of this village things don t seem to be as they appear The Queen is not happy with Jill and doesn t seem to want Eve there There was so much going on and Eve s life seemed to be in danger which upsets her son and her husband Her husband is an officer of the law and he goes to Africa to be with Eve and find out exactly what is going on I received this book from NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for an honest review flag Like see review Jul 15, 2019 Book Him Danno rated it it was amazing I haven t read a lot in the Eve Duncan series so when characters are bought up it takes some time for new readers to remember who they are The story starts off heart breaking but soon readers are on a non stop rid that will keep readers wanting ore even after 25 books in the Eve series The author introduces new characters in the series or at least this readers hopes they will become part of the series.The story keeps readers on their toes with how the characters are able to evolve and become r I haven t read a lot in the Eve Duncan series so when characters are bought up it takes some time for new readers to remember who they are The story starts off heart breaking but soon readers are on a non stop rid that will keep readers wanting ore even after 25 books in the Eve series The author introduces new characters in the series or at least this readers hopes they will become part of the series.The story keeps readers on their toes with how the characters are able to evolve and become read to those fans of the series.The characters grow, develop, they are they stay stagnant as they find the truth in every single book even when the truth isn t what they were looking for The Passion that Eve and the other characters are able to bring the story to feel real.Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Grand Central Publishing for the advance copy of Iris Johansen Smokescreen flag Like see review Aug 16, 2019 Dawn McGill Dalrymple rated it really liked it I haven t read an Eve Duncan book in quite a while so I was happy to receive a copy from Grand Central Publishing for an honest review So I found out that Eve is still in the forensic sculpting business and married to Joe with a son of their own and Jane is all grown up I told you I haven t read an Eve book in a long time But this book can easily be read as a stand alone and jumped right into I loved that this book takes place in a new place, Africa I also loved the back story of Zhara and I haven t read an Eve Duncan book in quite a while so I was happy to receive a copy from Grand Central Publishing for an honest review So I found out that Eve is still in the forensic sculpting business and married to Joe with a son of their own and Jane is all grown up I told you I haven t read an Eve book in a long time But this book can easily be read as a stand alone and jumped right into I loved that this book takes place in a new place, Africa I also loved the back story of Zhara and Cleopatara with Queen Kiya So much history which I absolutely love to read about There s a few story lines going on here Eve and here sculpting of the children in the village in Africa, Jill and Novak and their quest to find answers, Zhara and her evil quest, and at the root of it all Varak, is he alive and what will happen I don t want to give up any spoilers but this is a must read for any action adventure mystery history lover I can easily see this one on the big screen flag Like see review Jul 29, 2019 April A Taylor rated it it was ok Shelves netgalley I ve enjoyed several Iris Johansen books in the past, including a few of the early Eve Duncan books The Killing Game was a favorite of mine, so I was really looking forward to reading Smokescreen Unfortunately, I just couldn t connect with Eve s character this time Yes, she had a reason to be mad, and yes, it s great that she stands up for herself But she was so unnecessarily rude harsh while doing so and on so many occasions that reading her commentary started to feel like a chore Nega I ve enjoyed several Iris Johansen books in the past, including a few of the early Eve Duncan books The Killing Game was a favorite of mine, so I was really looking forward to reading Smokescreen Unfortunately, I just couldn t connect with Eve s character this time Yes, she had a reason to be mad, and yes, it s great that she stands up for herself But she was so unnecessarily rude harsh while doing so and on so many occasions that reading her commentary started to feel like a chore Negativity works for some characters, especially when they re witty about it, but Eve mostly comes off as a cantankerous jerk this time around Apologies to Iris Johansen, but I can t recommend this one Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC This review contains my honest, unbiased opinion flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Fiction 7 users Thriller 7 users Suspense 4 users See top shelves About Iris Johansen Iris Johansen 5,110 followers Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author She began her 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 su Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author She began her 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 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 assistantIS JOHANSEN is The New York Times bestselling author of Night and Day, Hide Away, Shadow Play, Your Next Breath, The Perfect Witness, Live to See Tomorrow, Silencing Eve, Hunting Eve, Taking Eve, Sleep No More, What Doesn t Kill You, Bonnie, Quinn, Eve, Chasing The Night, Eight Days to Live, Blood Game, Deadlock, Dark Summer, Pandora s Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On The Run, and And with her son, Roy Johansen, she has coauthored Night Watch, The Naked Eye, Sight Unseen, Close Your Eyes, Shadow Zone, Storm Cycle, and Silent Thundertp irisjohansen Other books in the series Eve Duncan 1 10 of 25 books

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      Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author She began her 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 su Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author She began her 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 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 assistantIS JOHANSEN is The New York Times bestselling author of Night and Day, Hide Away, Shadow Play, Your Next Breath, The Perfect Witness, Live to See Tomorrow, Silencing Eve, Hunting Eve, Taking Eve, Sleep No More, What Doesn t Kill You, Bonnie, Quinn, Eve, Chasing The Night, Eight Days to Live, Blood Game, Deadlock, Dark Summer, Pandora s Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On The Run, and And with her son, Roy Johansen, she has coauthored Night Watch, The Naked Eye, Sight Unseen, Close Your Eyes, Shadow Zone, Storm Cycle, and Silent Thundertp irisjohansen

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    1. Another fabulous eve Duncan thriller from the amazingly talented Iris Johansen I ve read every book in this series and love the twists and turns and the rollercoaster action always keeps me on the edge of my seat I don t know how Johansen keeps coming up with such interesting storylines and great characters after so many years I love meeting new people that become part of eve s world With so many interesting new character s from the good guys like journalist Jill Cassidy to CIA agent jed nov Ano [...]


    2. DNF This book spammed me on my feed as sponsored content so I opened the preview and hated it Kiyanis Maldara Not for me Ebook 14.99 Are you f cking kiddin me Stop spamming me For your information reviews can be used to complain about the price of books GR has a feature for purchases One thing is recommending me a book based on my shelves and another thing is spamming me with overpriced new releases in my feed.


    3. For those who are familiar with the series featuring Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor, you are in for a treat.An investigative journalist shows up on Eve s doorstep begging for her help She wants Eve to go to Africa, a war torn jungle, to help identify 27 children who were massacred by guerilla soldiers.But this journalist may have a different agenda one that puts Eve in danger than she knows.This is a preview only the complete novel will be available 7 9 19.The first chapter grabbed For those who [...]


    4. Eve Duncan is pretty much bullied into taking on a new case when journalist Jill Cassidy implores her to come to Africa with her to help parents of children killed in a massacre They need closure and Eve is just the right one to do so with her knowledge of forensic sculptor But, Jill has another motive and soon Eve will find herself is quite a lot of danger Smokescreen is one of those books that I really wanted to like, but ultimately the story failed for me because of some factors that I w Eve [...]


    5. A journalist arrives with one question Help Jill find out who killed many people in a Guerilla attack in the jungle.This plea for help may just be a cover up by Jill and it may just result in lives being put in danger.Zahra may be a person of interest in it all as there s an issue with some food poisoining and back door discussions Jill hired Eve as a reconstructionist in determining the final outcome.Varak and Zolak are also two characters that are worthy to mention here as they both are A jou [...]


    6. Once again Iris Johansen delivers an interesting, action packed story that keep you engaged throughout While this is part of a series, it isn t essential to have read any of the prior books Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is lured to a small African village under false pretenses and finds herself in the middle of a deadly plot Thanks to for the ARC giveaway and to Grand Central Publishing.


    7. Gah Smokescreen was everything I love in an Eve Duncan story and I have been a huge fan of the Eve Duncan series since the beginning and was just as obsessed with her hunt for Bonnie as she was But as the series evolved and developed, so did the characters, individual depth and their passion for justice I absolutely loved Eve and Joe in this story and could not stop reading Called to an exotic location in Africa by journalist Jill Cassidy, Eve is asked to reconstruct the skulls of sc Gah Smokes [...]


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