“D.J. Donaldson is superb at spinning medical fact into gripping suspense. With his in-depth knowledge of science and medicine, he is one of very few authors who can write with convincing authority.”
--Tess Gerritsen, NY Times best-selling author of the Rizzoli & Isles novels
Andy Broussard, the plump and proud New Orleans medical examiner, obviously loves food. Less app...more
I have not read any books from this series before and did not feel that they have to be read in order. From the first moment the book grabs you as the deadly virus spreads through town. You biting your nails waiting as ...more
This story follows a medical examiner, Andy Broussard, and his colleague, and friend, Kit Franklyn, a criminal psychologist in New Orleans. After a man collapses and dies right in front of Kit in a restaurant after arranging to meet her there, the mystery begins. Not only is Kit baffled about who he is and why he wanted to meet her, Andy's autopsy on the man reveals strange findings that don't fit. During Kit's investigation to find out who thi ...more
Disclaimer : I was provided a free copy from Adam at Astor + Blue in return for an honest review
This book is a unique read, especially for myself I do not often read medical thrillers or thrillers. It is always good to step out your comfort zone and try new things. So when I was offered a chance to read and review I thought why not?
From the minute you start reading your interest is captured and you are in for a ...more
As I mentioned above, I had never read a detective novel before, and Louisiana Fever is actual ...more
I was scared out of my wits while reading this medical thriller. The symptoms of the mysterious virus is spine-chilling. “The victim starts to feel nauseous and may get a nosebleed shortly before they begin to vomit blood. They m ...more
Right from the beginning DJ Donaldson captures the readers interest. The writing quickly grabs you and makes you pay attention. Not to mention it's a different way to kill victims in a mystery/suspense novel.
The descriptions, especially of the medical facts or the autopsies were very realistic and very detailed. This definitely adds to the book in such a way that you can imagine easily what an autopsy looks like even if you haven't seen some ...more
Broussard is the one working the autopsy of the guy when his assistant cuts herself. It doesn’t seem like a big deal until he starts looking at the body an ...more
The story starts off by some unknown guy dying. When other dead bodies showed the same symptoms and body marks, Broussard think it is some kind of an unknown illness.
This book is the fifth in the series but can be read without the previous books. This had c ...more
When a stranger suddenly drops dead of an apparent heart attack in Grandma O's restaurant everyone is eager to discover his identity, but the search leads to more questions than answers. The discovery of a second body with similar odd markings suggests a dangerous bacterium might be to blame. As Broussard seeks to uncover the source of the deadly disease anot ...more
This is the second book in the New Orlean's Forensic Series. ...more
Andy, the ME for the city, feels something is not going well but unsure as to what until his lab assistant dies from some sort of hemorraghic fever. Kit is kidnapped, her parents are lying and the main kidnapper is pretty odd all by himself.
This book, w ...more
Good Andy Broussard-Kit Franklin book. In this one they are fighting a deadly virus. Kit gets kidknapped and has to be rescued and Andy almost dies from the disease. Do not read this with a case of the sniffles. Recommended.