Lethal Intent by Cara Putman
Caroline Bragg is excited about her new job as legal counsel at Praecursoria, a biotechnology company working on novel cancer therapies. Meanwhile, her new boyfriend, ex-football player Brandon Lancaster, is trying to keep his group foster home afloat in a sea of changing regulations – all while being present for young Bethany, a cancer patient and a subject in a Praecursoria trial.
Then scientists at Praecursoria begin dying in accidents. And Bethany’s response to her therapy defies explanation, leading to speculation about what she actually received. But for Caroline to figure out what’s going on means battling the baffling science, even more baffling scientists, a gung ho CEO – and a killer intent on stopping her.
I’ve long been a fan of Cara Putman‘s writing, and her background as a lawyer brings her legal thrillers to life. Since I’m a former pharmacist and my husband worked in medical research with biotechnology companies, I was eager to read Lethal Intent. Cara nailed it! The intrigue and rivalries, the pressures between various divisions, the push and pull between patient care and scientific need, even the arguing over patents – all true to life! But of course, we don’t read fiction for an accurate description of the world of medical research! We read for story, and Lethal Intent keeps you flipping pages. Caroline is a sharp young lawyer with enough vulnerability to make her best friend material, and Brandon is an adorable big teddy-bear of a guy. Their romance is sweet, and the thriller is – thrilling! Grab a copy. You’ll be glad you did.