Healthy women are dying from post-abortion sepsis and R.N. Gina Mazzio is sure that the deaths are homicides. Gina is determined to find the culprit. When her brother shows up emotionally scarred after a long deployment in the Middle East and her ex-husband who she helped put away after he tried to kill her jumps parole, Gina’s life is coming at her from all angles. Can she solve the case and manage to stay alive?
[easyazon_link asin=”B00NPUT6ES” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Bone of Contention (Gina Mazzio RN Medical Series Book 4)[/easyazon_link] is the fourth novel in the RN Gina Mazzio series.
In Gridlock: A Scientific Thriller by Alvin Ziegler, Jude Wagner is part of the team the developed The Grid, a computer program designed to customize health care for patients. There are powerful people who would do anything to keep the program from becoming public, but are they the people killing off the programs developers or are there bigger forces at work?
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00CMB9OV6″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xbhV%2Bn1eL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]Sharona’s husband is killed while they’re on honeymoon. She returns home and tries to get on with her life while grieving when she discovers that she’s pregnant. Sharona turns to her friends and father-in-law for support and, with time, is able to entertain the idea of dating again. When she meets Dr. Diago Cruz, Sharona is enthralled but her friends aren’t so sure. Is Dr. Cruz who he claims to be?
This flashback review was originally posted on Amazon and Goodreads on September 17, 2011.
In August 2011, one of my favorite authors, Brett Battles, announced on his Facebook page that Phillip Hawley was offering his book, Stigma free to people who would post reviews on Amazon. I have reviewed books by such an arrangement before, and it’s always tricky because there is the chance that the book is awful, and you’ll hate it. You don’t want to trash a book that an author is giving away free for the express opposite purpose. In the case of this author, he specified in the containing the e-book file that he’d simply likes honest reviews. If I loved it, hated it or used it to line the birdcage, he wanted real reviews on Amazon and his confidence was encouraging, though the first half of his novel was not. If I hadn’t been given this book and been trusted to review it, I would have probably stopped reading at some point before the mid-point. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t terrible. The novel was mmmkay. There were some elements we could have done without, but it just wasn’t interesting. All changed midway through the book and I, as a reader, was sucked into the storyline so that when I put it down the happy feeling of reading a really good book was alive and well. If you love thrillers and you can slog through exposition, this may be the book for you.