An intricate and emotionally resonant story from one of the most versatile thriller writers at work today. Jordan Glass, a photojournalist on a well-earned vacation, wanders into a Hong Kong art museum and is puzzled to find fellow patrons eying her with curiosity. Minutes later, she stumbles upon a gallery containing a one-artist exhibition called "The Sleeping Women," a mysterious series of paintings that has caused a sensation in the world of modern art. Collectors have come to believe that the canvases depict female nudes not in sleep but in death, and they command millions at auction. When Jordan approaches the last work in the series, she freezes. The face in the painting seems to be her own. This unsettling event hurls her back into a nightmare she has fought desperately to put behind her - for, in fact, the face in the painting belongs not to Jordan but to her twin sister, murdered one year ago. At the urging of the FBI, Jordan becomes both hunter and hunted in a duel with the anonymous artist, a gifted murderer who knows the secret history of Jordan's family, and truths that even she has never had the courage to face.
Greg Iles wurde in Deutschland geboren, da sein Vater damals die medizinische Abteilung der Amerikanischen Botschaft leitete. Er verbrachte seine Jugend in Natchez, Mississippi. 1983 beendete er sein Studium an der University of Mississippi. Danach trat Greg Iles zunächst als Profi-Musiker auf, bevor er sich der Schriftstellerei widmete. Seine Bücher erscheinen inzwischen in 25 Ländern. Der überaus produktive Autor pflegt außerdem eine Leidenschaft für Filme. Zu seinem Roman "24 Stunden" schrieb er selbst das Drehbuch.Der Autor lebt mit Frau und zwei Kindern in Natchez, Mississippi.