Samantha has an interesting case on her hands this time! A who done what and who's the bad guy type of story. This novel involves spies, double spies, sociopath spies, mama spies and apparently a slightly slutty spy. Finally, throw some bioterrorism in there and you get really nervous while reading. There's a lot of layers, a lot of detail....and far too much knowledge on how to give us all the plague for me to sleep well at night.
One thing that I really enjoy in this series following Samantha is that so many other series find the main character being dragged further and further down the depression hole in each book until finally you want to yell at them to stop whining already and get shot. Samantha and Xander have their moments, but they keep on with the day to day ups and down and don't turn into characters you slowly back out of the room from, hoping they didn't see you.
Series: A Samantha Owens Novel (Book 4)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Mira (May 26, 2015)
Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author J. T. Ellison delivers another riveting novel featuring the incomparable Dr. Samantha Owens
Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't lose sleep over them, but a routine police investigation in her neighborhood has her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence, she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide—a crime of passion—is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play…
As Fletch and Sam try to understand what and who they are dealing with, they are summoned to a meeting at the State Department. High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own. It's up to Sam and Fletch to uncover what lies behind the deception as the threat of bioterrorism is exposed, and her boyfriend, Xander Whitfield, may be in the line of fire.
Unsure who to trust, Sam and Fletch find themselves up against very powerful people at every stage in the investigation. No one is who they appear to be and with every minute that passes, the danger escalates. It's Sam's most complex case yet and the terrifying reality is beyond anything she could have imagined.