About the Book
Author: D.J. Donaldson
Number of Pages: 301
Synopsis: 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.
When a stranger suddenly drops dead of an apparent heart attack in Grandma O's restaurant everyone is eager to discover his identity, but the search leads to more questions than answers. The discovery of a second body with similar odd markings suggests a dangerous bacterium might be to blame. As Broussard seeks to uncover the source of the deadly disease another body turns up and his friend and colleague, Kit Franklyn goes missing. Is it mere coincidence or is the apparent kidnapping related to the mysterious deaths? Will they find Kit before it's too late?
Louisiana Fever is a well written thriller with fantastic characters and the perfect amount of Cajun flair. The author's extensive medical and forensic knowledge gives the story plausibility and makes readers respect Broussard's character even more. The plot is complex and captivating and I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery from beginning to end.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.