Protagonist Brad Parker, department chair at a top medical research institute, is horrified when one of the professors in his department accuses a colleague of drugging and sexually assaulting a female student he is mentoring. Brad realizes that he must investigate, but finds the girl is unable to remember what happened. He begins working with University detective Karen Richmond, but there is a complete lack of forensic evidence, even as they begin to suspect a cover-up at the highest levels.
Cooper did a good job making scientific theories and discoveries interesting, and I was able to learn a few things while being thoroughly entertained. While I figured out the “bad guy” rather early on in the story, it was fun watching the main characters weave their way through the maze and find the truth. I would have liked to see a bit more character development, but the author definitely had me rooting for both protagonists in their personal as well as professional lives. I truly did not want to put the book down once I started and ended up finishing it in two days.
I recommend this as a somewhat light read centering on some very heavy material. I will definitely be on the lookout for Cooper’s next book.
Publisher - Captain Thomas Publishing; 1 edition
Date of Publication - July 15, 201