Nick of Time

Nick of Time [Publisher: Thomas Neilson, Inc., Pages: 336, ISBN: 1595543104]  is a Bug Man novel and a sequel to Ends of the Earth as per the author.  The protagonist of the book is a forensic entomologist, Dr. Nick Polchak. 

Nick is engaged to be married.  A few days before the wedding, he is invited by his close friend to attend a meeting to help solve an old case.  He discovers his friend missing and the trail takes him to the old case.  As he tries to uncovers the case, he also has a few brush-ins with the local cops, one of which is a retired FBI agent.

His fiancee goes in search of him with her dogs. She has her own adventures even as she learns how to use her new iPhone.

The rest of the story is about not just the solving of the old case but the revelation of other things as well.

This is the first book by Tim Downs that I have read.  He has an easy style of writing, which makes for fast reading.  The book also introduced to me the science of forensic entomology, is the application and study of insects and other bugs to criminial matters. Who would have thought bugs in dead bodies reveal so much information about death.
The suspense is maintained throughout and there are enough twists in the tale to keep the reader on this toes. 

A nice book for the weekend.

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