The Bullet – Iris Johansen

Diane Connors, a trained physician and the ex-wife of Joe Quinn, has stumbled upon what could possibly be a ‘panacea’ – a treatment that could cure all ills. Equally determined to stop her is Joshua Nalam, a wealthy businessman with ties to pharmaceuticals and the President. After a daring theft of some files, Nalam has set his sights on eliminating Diane – who has no one else to turn to but Eve Duncan & Joe Quinn. 

For the past couple of years, Diane has lived on Hakali Island, with Alon, the owner of the land. Alon’s brother Kai has been missing, abducted by Nalam. In a fit of rage, Nalam claimed to have killed Kai and left his body in pieces, in the remote Montana wilderness. Diane is desperate to locate Kai’s body, and with Eve’s assistance in forensic sculpting, to bring Kai home to his brother once and for all.  

But from the start, things spiral out of control. An attempt is made on Diane’s life shortly after arriving to Joe & Eve’s hometown, with CIA Agent and close friend Catherine Ling being injured as a result. Joe & Eve’s son Michael, with his unusual psychic abilities, sees blood and darkness all around Diane. As the truth unfolds, it will take all that Joe & Eve can give, to keep Diane and themselves one step ahead of a madman wanting to silence them all…

It’s been a while since I’ve read an Eve Duncan novel, and judging by the current cast of characters, I’ve missed a few novels in the interim! Eve’s sculpting skill, as readers have come to love, is put to work again in this newest adventure, and while the storyline is somewhat predictable (it IS a series after all), the pages are full of the adventure and suspense you’ve come to expect, with a few surprises tossed in as well – all which I suspect will lead to some fascinating future storytelling! A great read – and I’ve you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of Eve Duncan & Joe Quinn, there’s no time like the present to get to know them!

I received this book as an Advance Reader Copy from #Netgalley & Grand Central Publishing  in exchange for an objective review.  Do you love to read?? Visit and start reviewing books today!!