Face of Death (A Zoe Prime Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Face of Death (A Zoe Prime Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2019-11-29
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 608 Ratings


“A MASTERPIECE OF THRILLER AND MYSTERY. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

FACE OF DEATH is book #1 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. 

FBI Special Agent Zoe Prime suffers from a rare condition which also gives her a unique talent—she views the world through a lens of numbers. The numbers torment her, make her unable to relate to people, and give her a failed romantic life—yet they also allow her to see patterns that no other FBI agent can see. Zoe keeps her condition a secret, ashamed, in fear her colleagues may find out.

Yet when a serial killer strikes across the Midwest, strangling women in remote places and seemingly at random, Zoe, for the first time, is stumped. Is there a pattern? Can there be no pattern at all? 

Or is this killer as obsessed with numbers as she is?

In a mad race against time, Zoe must enter the diabolical mind of a killer who always seems to be one step ahead of her, and stop him from claiming his next victim before it’s too late. At the same time, she must keep at bay her own demons, which may ultimately prove to be even more threatening.

An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, FACE OF DEATH is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Books #2 and #3 in the series—FACE OF MURDER and FACE OF FEAR—are also available!



  • Would give it 10 stars if I could

    By kindal8
    Fascinating look at folks with mental processes different from the norm.
  • So good

    By Askdjdjsjs$$$$$;)
    I suggest to anyone
  • Face of Death

    By retire reader
    Very good book. Got tied down to much with Zoe’s struggles. That took away from the story. Otherwise good book.
  • Face of Death

    By Pins4
    I really enjoyed this book. You never disappoint. Keep me intrigued till the end. I love reading your book! Thanks!
  • Face of Death

    By daja1018
    The most interesting book that I have read in a long time
  • Face of Death

    By Old Crank
    A great read.
  • Excellent descriptive title

    By SnorkelJack
    A very well written story with every turn of the page building to a final climax that eludes you at first. I cannot wait to begin Book 2👍👍.
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    By ImClixz
  • Interesting and refreshing

    By lizardgg
    Cool premise and it was very nice to read a mystery that had less angst.
  • Interesting Introduction to New Series...

    By Niko Marie
    The first book in the series introduces the reader to Zoe Prime, a semi-experienced FBI Agent who has a condition where she cannot interpret basic social cues. Yet she has the ability to easily perform extraordinary mathematical equations and use them to visualize what others cannot and solve crimes. This has led to feelings of alienation. Zoe was raised by a very religious Mother who made her feel her unique gift was more of a curse. She has lost many partners because they did not understand her behavior. She pretends to be “normal,” yet is never quite able to fully pull it off. She has hope that her new Partner will be more accepting and allows herself to open up and disclose her condition. Even as Zoe recognizes similarities between herself and the killer it is a race against time to find his motivation and stop him from taking additional lives.