About the book: Catastrophe is looming over the Central Valley of California. The honeybees, vital to the economy of this agricultural epicenter, are dying at an unprecedented rate. The U.S. government is desperate for answers, and researchers at the University of California-Riverside are tasked with providing them. But when the professors assigned to the investigation are systematically killed by a creature that imitates the honeybees almost perfectly, it becomes clear that there is something sinister at play.
Following the murders of her mentors, it's up to entomology student Tiana Lambrose to move forward with the research. Special Agent Stu Whiteleather, part of a team of FBI agents assigned to assist in the investigation, is immediately drawn to the lovely entomologist. Together, they discover a breed of bees engineered to be killing machines, which, despite Tiana's expertise, are like nothing she's seen before. The question is, who could possibly have the sophisticated technology to engineer these specialized insects and for what motive? The perpetrator wills top at nothing to keep investigators from finding the answer. As threats to Tiana's life escalate, Stu must battle an unknown foe to protect the woman he has come to care for, before she becomes the next victim in a dangerous conspiracy.
My review: I LOVE the way that Clair Poulson writes his suspense books! They are always full of suspense, you never know what's going to happen when you turn the page. The characters are always really well-written. And I always know that there's going to be a sweet, clean romance lurking somewhere in all of that suspense. This book is no different.
I loved the way that the author used the prologue and the epilogue, they are both from the point of view of some of the bees that are in the story. This is a really cute and fun idea that I hadn't seen before.
I loved Tiana. She's an amazing young woman just trying to be the best she can be and help her college professor find out just what is killing all of the bees in the area. I loved the courage she shows when it turns out that she is really the only person who can keep the study running and she sacrifices her own safety in order to keep the study running.
I loved Stu as well! I loved the way he goes out of his way to protect Tiana and really anyone who needs protecting during the turbulent times in the story. I love the way his character jumps off the page and you can just tell that he is a really good guy.
I loved the plot of this book! It is a fast moving, suspense filled book that kept me wanting to turn to the next page to find out what happened next. I had not guessed just who all of the players in this one were before they were revealed. I love books like this! I didn't want to put it down.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Clair M. Poulson retired after twenty years in law enforcement. During his career he served in the U.S. Military Police Corps, the Utah Highway Patrol, and the Duchesne County Sheriff's Department, where he was first a deputy and the the county sheriff. He currently serves as a justice court judge for Duchesne County, a position he has held for nineteen years. His nearly forty-year career working in the criminal justice system has provided a wealth of material from which he draws in writing his books. Clair has served on numerous boards and committees over the years. Among them are the Utah Judicial Council, and FBI advisory board, the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, the Utah Justice Court Board of Directors, and the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Other interests include activity in the LDS Church, assisting his oldest son in operating their grocery store, ranching with his oldest son and other family members, and raising registered Missouri Fox Trotter horses. Clair and his wife, Ruth, live in Duchesne and are the parents of five married children. They have twenty-two grandchildren.
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