Book Review Blood Defense by Marcia Clark

Book Review Blood Defense by Marcia Clark Review by Dawn Thomas 398 Pages Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Mystery & Thriller, General Fiction (Adult), Legal, Courtroom Drama, Women Sleuths This is the first book in the Samantha Brinkman series. In this series, Samantha is a defense attorney as opposed to the Rachel Knight series where the main character is a prosecutor. The news is full of stories about a police detective accused of murdering two young women. Samantha needs a case like this to keep her office afloat. She knows taking his case would be good for her career and would give her publicity. On the other hand, everyone knows she is not fond of the police. She has mixed feelings when she receives a call from the detective that he would like to meet with her. Dale, a well-known police office without any blemishes in his career is accused of the double murder and asks Samantha to represent him. In the case, she knows she does not have to prove anything; she only has to provide reasonable doubt. When Dale reveals some surprising news to Samantha, she is shocked to her core. The case turns personal to Samantha when her…

Book Review Point of Control by L. J. Sellers

Book Review Point of Control by L. J. Sellers Review by Dawn Thomas 356 Pages Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Mystery & Thrillers, Suspense, Fiction (Adult), Women Sleuths Scientist Nick Bowman is attacked on his way home. He hides a microchip in his mouth before the attackers put a bag over his head. A second scientist also goes missing. The common denominator between them is their work with rare earth elements used in cellular phones. Investigators need to solve this before another scientist is taken. FBI agent Andra Bailey is good at her job. She has learned how to function with her sociopathic issues and tries to show empathy even if she does not feel it. During the investigation, she must also address issues with her father, a college professor, who was arrested. While investigating the disappearance of Dana Thorpe, a metallurgist, and Lee Nam, a North Korean expert on encryption, Bailey gets some unusual help. Dukko is Lee Nam’s body guard. He is humilated that Lee Nam was taken during his watch and feels he cannot go back to North Korea without him. Garrett Thorpe, Dana’s son, teams up with Andra Bailey to help find his mother. Detective Jocelyn Larson…