Sam Price, the cognitive psychologist main character of the Mind Sleuth series, and his girlfriend, Nicole Veles, are getting married. Soon after their engagement, they become involved with a female medical researcher who is Nicole’s latest client. While the three of them are having dinner at Nicole’s apartment, someone takes a shot through the window at the researcher.
The story plays out against the backdrop of medical science versus God. On the one hand, some are advocating better access to medical resources for all (sound familiar?), while on the other religious advocates are preaching against medical science, believing that the scientists are working against the will of God. One militant group has been attacking St. Louis facilities where medical research takes place, and in one such act, a researcher is killed when he comes in to work early. When the incident happens at Nicole’s apartment, it is believed to be an attempt on the researcher’s life by the same fanatics.
This is book 3 of the Mind Sleuth series, and it’s the best yet! I’ve read all the Mind Sleuth books and the science in them was frightening—because it has a basis in fact—but this one is creepier than the others. I’m not going to say why because that would be a spoiler. All I will say is prepare to be entertained and prepare to be surprised.