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 1,252 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!


  • Fast moving

    By vlblaw
    Couldn’t put it down. I liked the way she involved her partner.
  • Super great read

    By oh pam
    Superb book
  • Face of Murder!

    By eggmeon18
    Thriller keeps u on the edge of your seat.Great story and Zoe is great!
  • Face of Death - Stella Gold a/k/a Blake Pierce

    By Sammisue79
    I enjoyed this book immensely. Zoe’s special gift is very intriguing. I have been disappointed by several of the author’s second books, as well as the rest of the series, because the plot and writing fall short of the first book. I hope this series will be different and that the books will live up to the quality of this one. I also encourage the writer to obtain better editing as many other readers have mentioned.
  • Face of death

    By MDTAW
    Excellent superb awesome A MUST READ
  • Face of death

    By ljlkcl
    Good book. Nicely written
  • Loved it

    By SSpecky
    A nail biter. Story line kept you wanting to read more.
  • Zoe

    By MarbleFallsDown
    Excellent read. Could not stop till the last book was read. Now I want to read more about Zoe. Blake Pierce is one of my all time favorite authors.
  • Satisfying mystery from a talented author

    By MacLoverPro9
    I really enjoyed the pacing of this latest novel. It kept me engaged through the entire story. I found myself really connecting with the characters and enjoying the motives of the characters. This was truly a book that didn’t leave me disappointed.
  • Great read

    By reads avisly
    Characters are believable. Plot is suspense filled. Loved the book