Nikki is with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, in the missing persons unit. She is called in to find the missing wife of a murdered man. The victim was found on the boat belonging to a friend of Nikki's. As the plot progresses, Nikki finds that the murdered man was uncovering evidence of counterfeit drugs associated with the pharmaceutical company for which he worked. The investigation soon turns deadly and her own life is in danger.
This novel is a combination of character development and suspense. There is more about Nikki's life than there is suspense and I sometimes skimmed through paragraphs of her thinking.
I always like to learn something when I read fiction and in this novel it was about counterfeit drugs. Medicinal drugs originating overseas sometimes contain contaminated ingredients or the wrong ingredients. They might even lack the active ingredients. Pharmaceutical companies are always looking for ways to increase their profits and that might mean danger for those who receive their products. And then there is the whole issue of doctors receiving money from the drug companies, compensation for advice, clinical trials, or consulting. It is legal but I wonder what that means for patients.
I recommend this novel to those who enjoy a character driven plot more than a suspense driven one. This is the second in the Nikki Boyd series but reads well on its own.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Lisa Harris has written over thirty novels and novella collections. She has won the Christy Award and the Romantic Times Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011. She, her husband, and their three children have been living in Africa for twelve years as missionaries. For more information about her books and life in Africa, visit www.lisaharriswrites.com and her blog, http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com.
Revell, 320 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.