cover image The Naked Eye

The Naked Eye

Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen. St. Martin’s, $27.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-02054-3

In bestseller Johansen and son’s exciting third novel featuring Kendra Michaels (after 2014’s Sight Unseen), Kendra, a law-enforcement consultant whose senses of smell and hearing are extraordinarily acute, believes that serial killer Eric Colby is still alive, even though he was supposedly executed by lethal injection at California’s San Quentin State Prison months earlier. Meanwhile, San Diego reporter Sheila Hunter, who’s eager to interview Kendra, runs a newspaper story that supports Kendra’s theory about Colby. Dismayed that Sheila’s story has tipped off Colby, Kendra agrees to talk to the reporter. Just hours after their meeting, Sheila turns up dead, hanging from the mast of a house boat in a local marina. The MO suggests that Colby could be the killer. Beth, the sister of Eve Duncan (the star of Iris Johansen’s main series), joins Kendra in a thrilling race against time to stop a killer who seems to follow Kendra’s every move. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (July)