Louisiana Fever

Louisiana Fever by D.J. Donaldson
Publication date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions, LLC 
Source: publisher provided digital edition for an honest review
Description provided by publisher:
When Kit goes to meet an anonymous stranger—who’s been sending her roses—the man drops dead at her feet before she could even get his name. Game on.

Andy Broussard soon learns that the man carried a lethal pathogen similar to the deadly “Ebola”—a highly contagious virus, feared worldwide for killing its victims (grotesquely) in a matter of days. When another body turns up with the same bug, widespread panic becomes imminent. The danger is even more acute, because the carrier is mobile. The man knows he’s a walking weapon and… he’s targeting Broussard.

And when Kit Franklyn investigates her mystery suitor further, she runs afoul of a cold- blooded killer, every bit as deadly as the man searching for her partner.

Louisiana Fever is written in Donaldson’s unique style:  A hard-hitting, punchy, action-packed prose that’s dripping with a folksy, decidedly southern sense of irony.  Mix in Donaldson’s brilliant first-hand knowledge of forensics, along with the sultry flavor of New Orleans, and readers will be fully satisfied with this irresistibly delectable mystery.

My Take:
This is the first of the Broussard and Kit novels that I have read. Even though I didn't read the first book that introduces the characters, I enjoyed Louisiana Fever. It was a fun, fast-paced read.

Andy Broussard is an interesting character - a medical examiner with sophisticated taste in food who doesn't skimp on the serving size. He has a good sense of humor, is excellent at his job and inspires loyalty from his friends and employees. He also has a taste for Louis L'Amoor novels.

Kit Franklyn, his sidekick, is smart and feisty. In this book she actually spends most of her time in captivity, so I didn't get as much of a sense for her working style as I'd like. 

I found the story interesting and entertaining with lots of detailed information about the autopsy procedures as well as the investigative techniques used by Broussard, Kit as well as the police.  

If you are interested in a fast-paced, exciting, mystery with lots of technical and investigative details, you might enjoy this fun novel by D.J. Donaldson. 

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  1. I've got this one on my Kindle. Glad it's a good one!


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