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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Sep 29, Katy rated it did not like it. I found it to be absolutely no problem as I was drawn into the story. Don’t have a Kindle? And he creates stories which have all the depth one could ask for as well asin this case, all the nail-biting suspense and page-turning frenzy one c First of all, I was afraid that the publication date would handicap a book which plot relies heavily upon computer technology.

The story line is a little over the top but holds one’s interest throughout. Dec 30, Marsha Weems rated it it was amazing. Anyway, this book has plenty of action and plenty of great subplots going on dealing with the family situation and in the end they all tie in together. I would describe this book as a “slow-paced thriller.

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If you have not read Greg Iles’, this is where I would start Horrified to find himself the prime suspect in the murders he reported, Harper is swept into a secret manhunt led by the FBI’s Investigative Support Unit. My least favorite read of a favorite author.

It’s a very readable book and can be quite suspenseful at times. I cannot understand how he has efar who dismiss his gems as less than the great feats they are.

I found that with every repeat read, I discovered something new, and though this was Mr. Ended up being a very good story that encouraged me to read more by Iles.


Only nice person is the talented,beautiful wife with the slut sister. He discovers one of the women has been brutally murdered and suspects the killer is also an EROS client. They do catch the killer’s attention only this time he’s not interested in transplanting a pineal gland – he wants a woman to bear his fdar.

I should also point out that there is a lot of pre-dot com bubble talk. Greg Iles was born in Germany in Mortal Fear is definitely not for those squeamish about sexual crimes and taboos. She is so understated in the beginning and this makes her actions at the end of the story a bit unbelievable. I was completely sucked in.

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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 write this review init is a total page turner.

This is the first I’ve read of Greg Iles. Thank you for your feedback. Chapters 6 through The hero in this book was a jerk, and even the excitement of the ending showdown with a serial killer couldn’t make up for that fact. The man loves gdeg write. Well-drawn first person protagonist, sex and violence that in this book almost becomes gratuitous but mostly presented tastefully, a compelling story line, and a strong ‘ My introduction to Greg Iles was a recommendation from Goodreads and I have yet to faer disappointed with his thrillers.

Let me preface my review with this: The characters are well-developed and interesting, the plot moves incredibly fa I wish I could give this book yet another star. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Mortal Fear Summary & Study Guide

He was brought into this company by his childhood friend, Miles Turner, who is a socially bizarre genius with a cross to bear. Shielded by a guarantee of absolute anonymity, these clients pour their secrets into By day, Harper Cole trades commodities from his farmhouse in the isolated Mississippi Delta. While some of the technological aspects of Mortal Fear are a bit dated transmission of pictures across the Web is a new thing in the novelthe suspense and psychological depth of Mortal Fear are not.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. He wants to make the authorities aware of a potential killer on the loose, but those above him challenge that idea. Technology is key to this story as the internet enables the killer to find victims, it allows the hero to confront him.

Mortal Fear (Mississippi, book 1) by Greg Iles

Harper was certainly a flawed character who was attempting to do the ‘right’ thing. But as he enacts his daring plan, Harper will put everything and everyone he holds dear directly in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer Well-drawn first person gear, sex and violence that in this book almost becomes gratuitous but mostly presented tastefully, a compelling story line, and a strong ‘villian’ character. Browse all BookRags Study Guides.

But despite their moral or other failings, they are all the good guys.