Face it, political thrillers are hot these days Suspense has long been a staple of contemporary romances, yet that suspense can be served up in very different forms. The Face of Deception, by Iris Johansen is a fast-paced political thriller as provocative as today's headlines. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan recreates faces on skeletal remains. When billionaire businessman John Logan challenges her to sculpt a face, he draws her into a conspiracy that extends right into the White House.

Logan's actions imperil Eve's life as much as his own as the pair take on the most powerful adversaries in the nation. Johansen delivers a fascinating slice of political and human nature with the skill of a master in this one.

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