Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mortal Fear by Greg Iles

I recently discovered Greg Iles and really love his style of writing. I picked this book up last week when I wasn't feeling well and decided to read it last weekend. It was a Chunkster, and I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish it before the end of the month but I was able to squeak it in. It was a good read and I give it an A-.

Back cover:
By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the Internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of EROS, an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.
But now somehone has penetrated EROS's state-of-the-art security... someone who has brutally murdered six celebrated women. Each time, the weapon and the city are different. And each time, the killer has claimed the same horrifying trophy.
For Harper Cole, who has suddenly become the prime suspect, there is only one way to lure the elusive madman into the open. But Harper Cole has dangerous sexual secrets of his own. His daring plan will place everything and everyone he loves in the path of a brillian, unstoppable killer...

This book had a ton of suspense as well as some good emotional tugs to it as well. Because the book was orginally published in 1997, the Internet was a fairly new and not so common thing and I thought Mr. Iles did a fantastic job of explaining it all without bogging down the story or making it too technical. Chat rooms were a new thing and the author even mentions that the FBI isn't completely online... that totally astounded me! Mr. Iles is a wonderful author who is able to weave together storylines and keeps the suspense building and building until the very end. Another great addition from Mr. Iles!

Up next is a book by one of another of my favorite authors, Wendy Corsi Staub. She always seems to release a brand new suspense book around my birthday, so it is hard to forget. I picked it up yesterday and am looking forward to start it. I also went to one of my local library's used book sales today (which is always held on the weekend of my birthday) and got about 22 new books... including a brand new book that looks like it has never been read! Playoff hockey for the Wings starts tomorrow night which I can hardly wait for! I hope everyone else is reading some excellent books! Happy Reading!


Wendy Corsi Staub said...

Happy Birthday, Kristie! I hope you enjoy my book Dead Before Dark! :-) Wendy Corsi Staub

Kristie said...

Thank you! I am sure I will absolutely love it!