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I come late to reading Iris Johansen, having received some of her books from my sister-in-law. I started with "And Then You Die" and enjoyed it so much, I have now read 6 of her books which has but me behind my reviews. I really like the Eve Duncan Series of which there are 15 books in the series. The Face of Deception is the first book, published Oct 1998 and the 15th book was published Oct 2012. I currently own five of the series and hope to own them all. This book is our first look at Eve Duncan. Her daughter, Bonnie, at age seven, was murdered and the man, Ralph Andrew Fraser, was executed without telling where he buried the eleven children's bodies, including Bonnie. Its eight years later and Eve does forensic sculpting and age progression as well as computer and video superimposition, to identify the dead from their skulls, to find the lost ones, as she calls them. She is always looking for Bonnie, hoping when a child's remains are found, it might be Bonnie and she can bring her home. Her best friend & protector is Joe Quinn, 26, who attended Harvard and joined the FBI. He worked the Bonnie Duncan case with the Atlanta P.D. Resigned after the Fraser execution and joined the Atlanta P.D. He is now a lieutenant detective. Unfortunately, her world is about to take a distract turn when John Logan, Billionaire, who owns Logan Computers decides to enter her life. He needs Eve, to uncover a plot of deception, at the highest level of government, involving the White House. There are people who will do what ever it takes, including murder, to ensure what John Logan and Eve Duncan have discovered, will not become known. Money, wit and deception are required to unravel the plot and reveal the truth. It is an excellent, well written book and will not disappoint you.