Author: Andrea Kane
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
About the Book: "The man she loved is gone forever. The child she lives for could be next."Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child.
Or was he?
One emailed photo changes everything, planting a seed of doubt that Amanda latches on to for dear life: a recent photo of a man who looks exactly like Paul. Could Justin's father be alive? The mother in her is desperate to find out. But tracking down a ghost when every second counts is not for amateurs.
"Forensic Instincts is the one team up for the challenge."
A behaviorist. A former navy SEAL. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A retired FBI agent. A human-scent-evidence dog. Together they achieve the impossible, pushing ethical and legal boundaries whenever the ends justify the means.
The manhunt is on for the elusive father. Yet the further FI digs into his past, the more questions are raised about whether the man Amanda fell in love with ever really existed at all.
Dark secrets. Carefully crafted lies. From the congressional halls of Washington, D.C., to exclusive Hamptons manors, there are ruthless people who would stop at nothing to make Forensic Instincts forget about the man Amanda desperately needs to find.
Little do "they" realize that once Forensic Instincts takes the case, nothing will stop them from uncovering the shocking truth that transcends "The Line Between Here and Gone."
EXCERPT: It was well past business hours but she didn’t care.
She knew they worked around the clock when necessary. She wouldn’t call; she wouldn’t give them a chance to turn her away.
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My thoughts: Although this is the second book in the Forensic Instincts series, it read very well as a stand alone. (The first book is The Girl Who Disappeared Twice). They did a good job of introducing you to the Forensic Instincts team, Casey, Claire, Marc, Patrick, Ryan and Hero. These five people (and dog) work well together and all bring their specific talents/areas of expertise to the table. There are a couple of ex-FBI agents, a techno-geek and an "intuitive" or clairvoyant to the rest of us, but she doesn't like to be called that. Their current case is to locate the missing, presumed dead, father of an infant, Justin, who is fighting for his life. Amanda, his mother, had heard about this team due to their recent involvement in a kidnapping case (the first book) and when a friend snaps a picture of a man that resembles her "dead" boyfriend she follows her own instincts and hires them.
They quickly get immersed in the case and find that it involves much more than just saving a baby's life - but it doesn't stop them in pursuing any leads -- regardless of any danger or who will be brought down in the process. They are all in when it comes to doing whatever they can to save Justin's life.
I loved this book and because of the diversity of the team, the speed at which they were able to come up with leads and evidence is believable. The author allows you to see some of the things going on behind the scenes, but doesn't let you know who the players are until the very end. Ms. Kane is going to be an author that I watch for, and I am going to have to go back and read the first book in the series - The Girl Who Disappeared Twice.
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The Line Between Here and Gone
Publisher/Publication Date: MIRA, July 2012