Books by Iris Johansen

F
No Easy Target

My ability to suspend belief varies, I will admit. All fiction requires it on some level, and I tend to shy away from works that make great leaps away from reality as I know it.  I dip my toe back into the pool of paranormal romance once in a while, hoping that perhaps I’ll see what others love s ...

D
The Treasure

The Treasure is being touted as Iris Johansen’s long awaited "return" to historical romance. It isn’t. Since we call spades, well…spades at this site, here’s a more accurate description: The author's newest "historical romance" nominally set in 1196 is actually yet another of the actio ...

D
Fatal Tide

This one is w-a-a-a-a-y Over The Top. In big bold letters. With an exclamation point! No, two!! Superrich tycoon hero oceanographer. Mega-bucks. Mega-smart. Ex-SEAL. (Of course.) Painfully beautiful, so-frail-and-delicate-he-fears-she'll-break heroine who can take care of herself and her pet dolph ...

C
Dead Aim

Photographer Alex Graham is no stranger to disaster sites. A dam collapse in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, is different though and pulls her into the story more than any other she's covered. Alex becomes so involved in the rescue efforts that she capture the images she's paid to get. Then, while tryi ...

B+
No One to Trust

I've never read anything by Iris Johansen before, but after having read No One to Trust, I'm off on a glom. This is my favorite type of book: fast-paced, intense, and featuring a likable hero and heroine. DEA agent Ben Forbes needs a favor. Elena Kyler, Colombian born and raised by an American me ...

C
Body of Lies

Ms. Johansen's latest has got it all...and then some. And that's still not saying much. Murder and mayhem in the bayous of Louisiana, explosions, poisoning, car chases - all the thriller elements are here, and yet this latest Eve Duncan opus falls remarkably flat. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan first ...

C+
Final Target

I'm told Iris Johansen used to be a romance novelist. You wouldn't know it from her latest effort, Final Target, which falls clearly into the suspense genre. It contains a minor romance subplot, but no one would mistake it for a romantic novel. It excels as a suspenseful read with pulses pounding an ...

C+
The Search

Iris Johansen became one of my favorite suspense authors with The Face of Deception and The Killing Game. Both kept me on the edge of my seat with intricate twists and turns. The Search is scaled back a little in the intricacy of plot, but it is a still a good follow-up to her earlier books. Sara ...

B-
The Killing Game

I miss romance writer Iris Johansen; some of her romances are on my all time list of favorites. This book is not a romance by any definition. I don't believe it even falls under the category of romantic suspense. There are romantic elements, but at it's heart, this book is a psychological thriller. ...