The Deepest Kill
Published by: Kensington
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black's Locard Institute thriller series continues in this explosive page-turner as forensic experts Ellie Carr and Rachael Davies are enlisted to assist a powerful and wealthy Florida family pulled into the dangerous waters of conspiracy, deception, and murder.
For software pioneer Martin Post, the third richest man in America, his private compound on the Florida coast is a sunny no-man's-land separating his family from the rest of the world. Now, expert forensic analysts Ellie Carr and Rachael Davies of the renowned Locard Institute have been summoned to its dark side.
Martin's pregnant daughter, Ashley, had ventured on a day trip in her motorboat into the Gulf, only to wash up dead on a nearby shore. Although the local coroner determined her death was an accident, Ellie and Rachael soon confirm Martin's gravest fear: His daughter was murdered. Was it a kidnapping gone wrong? Or something even more brutal? Ashley and her husband, Greg, had been working working with Martin on a revolutionary new defense initiative for the US military – could espionage have played a part in her death? Martin believes Greg is behind the murder, and the spoiled charmer does set off Rachel's deception radar. If the widower didn't kill Ashley himself, why isn't he more upset that she's dead?
Drawn into the Posts' increasingly dangerous family dynamic, Ellie and Rachael must work hard and fast to discover what secrets are buried at the heart of the crime. Because the churning waters of the Gulf are getting rougher. And soon, Ellie and Rachael themselves will be in danger of getting crushed in their depths.
Praise for the Locard Institute Thrillers:
“Lisa Black writes from her own experience as a forensic scientist, instilling What Harms You with the perfect blend of technical accuracy and polished storytelling. Kathy Reichs and Jeff Lindsay have claimed this turf as their own for years, but Black is every bit their equal.” —BookTrib on What Harms You
“The action is non-stop and the descriptions of crime scene analysis are fascinating and gruesome. With the authentic details and Ellie and Rachael working together, this could be only the beginning of a welcome series.” —Akron Beacon Journal on What Harms You
“What Harms You is a terrific, CSI procedural that takes a thoughtful, even-handed view of life and crime-fighting in the 21st century, balancing hot-button topics with common sense approaches.” —Criminal Element on What Harms You
“A brilliant idea and the ultimate locked-mansion mystery – a serial killer possibly on the loose at an elite CSI school – fully realized into a cinematic and riveting page-turner. The oh-so-knowledgeable Lisa Black immerses us in the fascinating science, the deadly secrets, the authentic details, and the personal danger. Fans of Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs will especially be drawn to this compelling and fast-paced novel.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author on What Harms You
“Lisa Black’s return to the Locard Institute in What Harms You is a bona fide page-turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. What a great team Dr. Ellie Carr and Dr. Rachel Davies make. Black knocked it out of the park. The Locard’s in good hands, and so are we.” —Tracy Clark, award-winning author of the Cass Raines and Det. Harriet Foster series on What Harms You
"Lisa Black's second Locard Institute novel is clever, chilling, and enormously gripping right up until the very last page. Black combines spot-on forensic detail with empathetic characters I can't wait to see more of--this series tops my list of new favorites." —Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels on What Harms You
“Black, who writes elegantly from personal experience as a criminologist herself, has fashioned a wondrously structured tale with the pace and energy of a great crime film.” —BookTrib on Red Flags
“This solid series launch from bestseller Black introduces forensics experts Ellie Carr and Rachael Davies…Black packs the novel with fascinating details for crime scene buffs, who will eagerly await the next case for the intrepid CSIs.” —Publishers Weekly on Red Flags
“A diabolical plot, the kidnapping of kids, and a zealous lobbying group all play roles in Black's twist-filled narrative. There is more than enough suspense to keep readers fully engaged until the shocking ending.” —Booklist on Red Flags
“As the pages are turned the tension rises. The investigation is interesting and the detail about forensics is a bonus. The twists offer different red herrings to keep readers guessing.” —Crimespree Magazine on Red Flags
“While Red Flags is a forensic thriller, it’s also a very clever fair-play mystery with a deeply satisfying ending. Black layers interconnecting mysteries, even as she sensitively explores Ellie and Rachael’s complicated family lives…[and] balances their personal stories perfectly with the suspenseful action.” —Criminal Element on Red Flags
"With her first-hand knowledge of forensics added to her skill as a writer, Lisa Black doesn’t miss. Red Flags is a real nail-biter, a can’t-miss thrill ride from start to finish." —Jeff Lindsay, creator of DEXTER on Red Flags
"She is, quite simply, one of the best storytellers around."—Tess Gerritsen on Red Flags