Louisiana Fever by D. J. Donaldson
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Publisher: Astor & Blue
Age Group: Adult
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Description: D.J. Donaldson is superb at spinning medical fact into gripping suspense. With his in-depth knowledge of science and medicine, he is one of very few authors who can write with convincing authority. --Tess Gerritsen, NY Times best-selling author of the Rizzoli & Isles novels Andy Broussard, the plump and proud New Orleans medical examiner, obviously loves food. Less apparent to the casual observer is his hatred of murderers. Together with his gorgeous sidekick, psychologist Kit Franklyn, the two make a powerful, although improbable, mystery solving duo. When the beautiful Kit goes to meet an anonymous stranger who s been sending her roses the man drops dead at her feet before she even could even get his name. Game on. Andy Broussard soon learns that the man carried a lethal pathogen similar to the deadly Ebola virus. Soon, another body turns up with the same bug. Panic is imminent as the threat of pandemic is more real than ever before. The danger is even more acute, because the carrier is mobile, his identity is an absolute shocker, he knows he s a walking weapon and he s on a quest to find Broussard. And Kit isn t safe either. When she investigates her mystery suitor further, she runs afoul of a cold blooded killer, every bit as deadly as the man searching for Broussard. Louisiana Fever is written in Donaldson s unique style: A hard-hitting, punchy, action-packed prose that s dripping with a folksy, decidedly southern, sense of irony. Add in Donaldson s brilliant first hand knowledge of forensics and the sultry flavor of New Orleans, and the result is first class forensic procedural within an irresistibly delectable mystery.
Review: I was hooked the moment I started reading. The book starts off with someone dying from an unknown illness. Kit and Andy try to solve this mystery of what is causing people to get sick. This book is very fast pace and you get sucked in right away from chapter one and you can't put it down.
The book was very well written. Donaldson's background in medicine definitely helped with putting the story together. I would recommend this novel for anyone who likes a good mystery.