Author: Jon McGoran
Publisher: Forge Books; 1 edition (July 9, 2013)
About The Book:
An ecological thriller about genetically modified foods and pharmaceuticals. When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a twenty-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house he's inherited in rural Pennsylvania.
Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, who's under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company. He's more surprised to see high-powered drug dealers driving the small-town roads--dealers his bosses don't want to hear about.
But when the drug bust Doyle's been pushing for goes bad and the threats against Nola turn violent, Doyle begins to discover that what's growing in the farmland around Philadelphia is much deadlier than anything he could have imagined . . .
I'm not usually a big 'thriller' fan because of the overuse of violence. But this premise intrigued me, genetically engineered food chain, and of course, corrupt government schemes. Really fits the labeling laws and issues before today's state and national lawmakers.
The characters are realistic to our society and the plot is believable and relentless. The suspense and mystery are really well done. I promise, you won't see a lot of those twists coming before they hit you in the face. Nice job!