Blood Game

An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller

Eve Duncan (Volume 9)

Iris Johansen

St. Martin's Press

First comes darkness, then comes fear
Eve Duncan is back! Blockbuster
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s latest thriller brings Eve closer to discovering her daughter’s killer…and into a web of danger from which she may not be able to escape…

Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move…and who has a special affinity for blood. When a Georgia senator’s daughter is found murdered, and her body drained of blood, Eve Duncan is drawn into the web of Kevin Jelak—a serial murderer who is on Eve’s short list of killers who might know something about her missing daughter Bonnie. When a goblet of blood is found in Eve’s refrigerator, she knows the taunting is over…and the games have begun. As Eve and Jelak engage in a dance of death, Eve must call upon those she loves and trusts the most…even if it means bringing them into the game as well.


Read an Excerpt

The Woman was fruitful.

She had given to him, and he must give back.

Kevin Jelak arranged her naked body carefully on the grass. He brushed her long blond hair back from her face and closed her blue eyes, which were staring straight up at the sky. But he could do nothing about the twisted horror that was frozen on her face. She hadn‘t understood the honor he was doing her. Well, what could you expect? Nancy Jo Norris was only nineteen, and she didn‘t know what nightmares could attack a woman, the nightmares from which he‘d saved her. He preferred to honor



Praise for Blood Game

“You’ll want to keep the lights on while reading!”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Blood Game

 “Johansen is becoming a master of the macabre and paranormal thriller, and her latest riveting Eve Duncan tale has it all, from ghosts and secret cults to supernatural avengers.” —Booklist on Blood Game

“Readers won’t soon forget either the enigmatic hero or the monstrous villain. This one’s chilling to the bone!”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Deadlock

“Johansen’s knack for delivering robust action and commanding characters kicks into high gear.”—Booklist on Dark Summer

“Action-packed, adrenaline-fueled…will keep [you] eagerly turning the pages.”—Publishers Weekly on Quicksand

“Keeping the tension high and the pace relentless, prolific and compelling Johansen adds depth to her popular characters as she continues this suspenseful series.”—Booklist on Quicksand

“Bestselling author Johansen captivates readers with her latest suspense thriller…the suspense escalates toward an explosive conclusion.”—Library Journal on Pandora’s Daughter

“An exhilarating thriller…suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”—Booklist on Pandora’s Daughter

“A fast-paced, non-stop, clever plot in which Johansen mixes political intrigue, murder, and suspense.”—USA Today on The Face of Deception

“thrill ride…Action, romance, castles, bomb plots and booby-trapped hideaway in snowbound Idaho—what more could Johansen fans want?”—Publishers Weekly on Countdown

“Intriguing suspense…her new tale will please both fans and new converts.”—Booklist on Blind Alley

“Thoroughly gripping and with a number of shocking plot twists…packed all the right elements into this latest work: intriguing characters; creepy, crazy villain; a variety of exotic locations.”
New York Post on The Search

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Iris Johansen

  • IRIS JOHANSEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Summer, Silent Thunder (with Roy Johansen), Pandora’s Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust and more. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Iris Johansen Photo: Nevois and Nicholas Cole Photography / Nicholas Cole Photographer-David Wittkower
    Iris Johansen


Available Formats and Book Details

Blood Game

An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller

Eve Duncan

Iris Johansen



St. Martin's Press