What Lies Behind

What Lies Behind

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada. : MIRA, [2015]
ISBN: 9780778316503
Characteristics: 395 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: ELLISON, J


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May 11, 2016

This is the first time reading this author and I really enjoyed it. The storyline is about bio terrorism. There are several murders that take place keeping the police confused. I will look for more books by this author.

Jul 22, 2015

This book takes place during a very long day of investigating several murders including an undercover FBI agent. The investigation is fast pasted because of a bioterrorism threat. The characters are interesting and I couldn't put the book down until it was finished.


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