NICK OF TIME
Is it wrong to the love the Bug Man so much? This is my favorite all time series, and Tim Downs has another winner with Nick of Time. The hero, Nick Pochak (a.k.a. the Bug Man) is set to get married on Saturday to dog trainer Alena Savard (an all-time great character in her own right.) But even with a looming wedding, Nick is on the trail of a murderer, using his forensic entomology skills to track the killer. Not only are we rooting for Nick to find the killer, but we're hoping him and his goggly-eyed glasses will get home for the wedding on time. Seriously, this is the perfect mix of mystery, suspense, and romance (an odd romance, but one nonetheless.) The big twist in the story came as a complete surprise to me--didn't see it coming, but it was totally cool. The ending left me with my britches in a bunch, but no doubt I'll be first in line for the next book. With punchy lines and another fascinating look into the world of maggots and blow flies, Nick of Time is a must-read for suspense fans.
Tying the knot may be the toughest thing Nick Polchak has ever tried to do.
Nick Polchak is comfortable with bugs. Their world is orderly. He knows where he stands and exactly how to interpret the signs they give him. But a fiancée and an upcoming wedding? Not so much.
That's why—a mere four days before the nuptials—Nick finds himself driving to Philadelphia for the monthly meeting of the Vidocq society. Being among a group of forensic professionals consulting on cold cases will surely allow him to feel useful and normal.
But while there he discovers that a close friend has been murdered . . . and in classic Nick style, begins to follow the trail of evidence rather than returning to his fiancée. Fearing that his one-track mind won't lead him home by Saturday, Alena and three of her dogs go to track him down.
When she finally finds him, nothing is as Alena expected . . . because the twists in this case will surprise even the most dedicated Bug Man fans.
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