Political intrigue in the Bayou. Eve is offered a job reconstructing a skull found in the Bayou. She intends to refuse the job, but problems at home lead her to use the job as an escape. Away from Joe and Jane Eve soon finds herself in danger - at the center of two opposing forces both of which mean her harm.
As the other books in the Eve Duncan series Body of Lies is fast-paced and intriguing with lots of twists and turns. It is a little unrealistic, but then I don't read her books looking for realism. In all Body of Lies is another solid instillation in a great series.