By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, . Title: Mortal Fear Author(s): Greg Iles ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Dutton Adult Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon. A man with a secret life risks everything to clear his name in this “ingenious suspense thriller”(The New York Times Book Review) from.

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The story takes a while to build up to intensity, and the way certain scenes were written specifically something that the wife does at the end both had a hand in keeping this away from a 5-star review. I considered rating it a full five stars, but it started off just a bit slow for my liking. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

While dealing with the demands mlrtal a brilliant physician who is murdering for his own gain, Harper is also faced with a personal crisis. I won’t say anything about the plot except that it is very straightforward and the characters involved against a villainous serial killer are revealed in all of their flawed humanity.

I’m not the best with words, so I’m sure this review sounds lame. The most incredible character vreg the villain–a completely deranged psychopath that is part genius and part grg mess when you learn of his childhood, you’ll understand why.

Harper was certainly a flawed character who was attempting to do the ‘right’ thing.

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Thriller and Pulp Fiction readers. Miles Turner surely has some antics up his sleeve. Want to Read saving…. Chapters 36 through This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There is really nothing the author could have done at the time to prevent this. The plot is a bit tawdry and sordid, dealing with an psycho killer who stalks his victims in an exclusive pricey internet chat room. It’s a neat cat-and-mouse game, that doesn’t end the way in which Cole expects.


View all 5 comments. This is the first I’ve read of Greg Iles. With a little medical mystery, a little computer espionage and a lot of cybersex and murder, Mortal Fear is the ultimate thriller. But when a world-famous New Orleans author – and E. This book involves the internet alright. Once I had gotten past a 50 or 60 page slump that took me 2 days to read, it picked right up and I finished it in another 2 days.

However, the thing I like about his writing is the suspense and the action which keep me riveted and reading for long periods of time.

The most incredible character is the villain–a completely deranged psychopath that is part genius and part erotic mess when you le Even though the technological aspect of this book is totally outdated frequent references to AOL and Compuserve – it is kindof comical as I ilea this review init is a total page turner. I found it to be absolutely no problem as I was drawn into the story. Amazing and gripping story as Greg Iles is wont to write.

Jan 06, Cheryl rated it it was amazing. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The characters are well-developed and interesting, the ils moves incredibly fa I wish I could give this book yet another star.

Well-drawn first person protagonist, sex and violence that in this book almost becomes gratuitous but mostly presented tastefully, a compelling story line, gret a strong ‘ My introduction to Greg Iles was a recommendation from Goodreads and I have yet to be disappointed with his morgal. This is an intelligent killer. Buy the selected items together This item: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The computer aspect of the book is interesting. Unknown to Drewe, her husband is the father of her sister’s daughter.

Greg Iles is a terrific writer.

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There were lots of disturbing parts, mostly more treg than gory, although gore certainly had its place too. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Greeg being a good psychological thriller, I felt that this book was not up to the author’s normal high standard. This book climaxes like three times but you see you have several pages to go, maybe not quite half done and you know there has to be another turn. So as a period piece it has some interest. Second, he has a secret that has the potential of ruining his marriage with the great wife.


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Erin is killed before the revelation can be made but Harper decides that he must tell Drewe anyway. This section contains words approx.

Mortal Fear (Mississippi, book 1) by Greg Iles

He grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in Iles is truly a gifted storyteller – his ability to create characters and scenes that come to life never ceases to impress me.

Just before her death, Erin demands that Harper tell Drewe and announces that she’d going to tell her own husband, Patrick. Add all three to Ilex Add all three to List. The only reason I’m giving this 3 stars is because the main character’s fesr needed more development. His main characters have enough rear to make them so alive you can almost hear them breathe.

Hilaire rated it liked it. I have been thoroughly committed to each of the now four books by him which I have read. Please try again later.

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