When firefighters respond to a suspected meth explosion at a trailer park, they discover a man’s body in a neighboring trailer, unburned but with terrible head wounds. The meth cooker lies in critical condition, and undercover narcotics officer Stephen Holder feels a kinship with the child the man leaves behind.
Then another man’s body is discovered in a shipping container at the Port of Seattle, shot execution-style. For Homicide Detective Sarah Linden, two cases soon become one, and she must unravel a complex web of addiction, greed, and betrayal to reveal a killer.
“Possibly the best part of this book is that you don’t have to be a fan of the show to understand it. It’s a solid story on its own, and even though it’s being marketed as a tie-in to the show’s upcoming fourth season, I’d suggest it as summer reading to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries.” – We The Nerdy
BOILING POINT (Berkley, 2011)
As Chaitén sleeps… Two microbiologists monitor the effects of global warming in the shadow of the long-dormant volcano. A celebrity scientist and his film crew arrive at the caldera to capture Chaitén’s spectacular scenery for a television audience. And a Nobel Prize-winning scientist sits in his apartment in Paris, monitoring data on fifty-six volcanoes around the world—waiting for the one sign that his diabolical plan is about to be put into motion.
Soon, their destinies will converge. For the Earth has become a pawn in the biggest gamble ever played with humanity’s future… And Chaitén is about to blow.
“Fans of the late Michael Crichton will enjoy Dionne’s exciting second ecothriller . . . Crisp writing keeps the pace fast, and the tight interweaving of story lines bodes well for this author’s future efforts.” — Publishers Weekly
FREEZING POINT (Berkley, 2008)
The polar icecaps are melting – fast. In a drowning, desperate world, the Soldyne Corporation sees an opportunity: Melt Antarctic icebergs into drinking water using their microwave satellite array, ship the water to thirsty nations around the globe, and make a fortune.
But deep within the ice waits an enemy more deadly than anyone could imagine—and an apocalyptic horror Earth may not survive.
“Dionne is going to be an author to be reckoned with if her debut novel is any indication. A fascinating blend of science fiction and fact, it weaves a great deal of information into a complex story of environmentalism, greed and potential Armageddon. Its ingenious plot, genuine characters, superlative writing and nail-biting suspense will change the way you look at a bottle of water.” — Romantic Times Book Review – 4 1/2 stars
“BEHIND THE SCENES – Karen Dionne takes the ultimate research trip to a remote part of Chile for a firsthand look at a volcano.” RT Book Reviews (January 2011)
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