The Face of the Assassin by David Lindsey
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When a mysterious woman arrives at the home of Paul Bern, a forensic artist who lives in Austin, Texas, she brings him two things: a human skull that she smuggled out of Mexico and an incredible secret that brings Paul face to face with the unimaginable.

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David Lindsey is a highly-acclaimed, best-selling author of suspense fiction. His chilling page-turners are read around the world. Whether writing about serial killers or undercover agents, gutsy, gory thrillers are his trademark. "A Cold Mind" (1983) introduced Houston police detective Stuart Haydon and a serial killer using the rabies virus as a murder weapon. Other popular books featuring Haydon include "Heat From Another Sun" (1984) and "Spiral" (1986). Female detective Carmen Palma is the protagonist of "Mercy" (1990). This book is a tale told with such horror that it has been compared to "Silence Of The Lambs". Some of Lindsey's works have been made into films, most notably "Requiem for a Glass Heart" (1996) starring Demi Moore. Lindsey was born November 6, 1944 in Kingsville, Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in English literature. He has worked as a freelance editor and is the founder of Heidelberg Publishers.
Published October 15, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 428 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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That is, had a twin, he’s told by Mondragón, since CIA super-agent Jude Lerner, Paul's brother, has been brutally murdered.

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There's a beautiful agent, Susana Mejía, and the usual collection of Mexican hoods, but the real showstopper is Vicente Mondragón, a man whose entire face has been removed in a drug vendetta, leaving him with nothing more than exposed muscle, bone, gristle, protruding lips and a naked pair of goo...

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Mondragon informs Bern that his twin brother had been a CIA agent working on a clandestine operation against a terrorist group --- and Mondragon wants Bern to take the place of his twin brother, the brother he never knew he had.

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The author tries hard in expressing with each one of the main characters, including at the very beginning of the novel with the relationship of Bern and his goddaughter.

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Paul Bern is a forensic artist whose job is to recreate faces that have been destroyed by crime or accident.

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Adopted as an infant, Austin, Texas widower Paul Bern lives a contented quiet life earning a living as a highly regarded forensic resurrection expert, who recreates visages of severely damaged accident or criminal victims.

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