Together for the first time in one volume, the first two books in J.T. Ellison’s fan—favorite Sam Owens series
A Deeper Darkness
Since the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, medical examiner Samantha Owens has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate—until she receives a peculiar call requesting she perform a second autopsy on a recent murder victim.
Eddie Donovan is officially the casualty of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam's sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. It’s clear that nobody's hands are clean, and that making sense of this murder might put Sam in the crosshairs of death.
Edge of Black
Dr. Samantha Owens is starting over: new city, new job, new man. But before she's even unpacked her office, she's called to consult on a case that's rocked the country. An unknown pathogen released into the Washington Metro has caused nationwide panic. Three people died—just three.
Sam soon realizes this is no textbook terrorist, but an assassin whose motive is deeply personal and far from understandable. But with the help of Xander Whitfield, a former army ranger and Sam's new boyfriend, Sam will learn truth…and land once more in the line of fire.
"Shocking suspense, compelling characters and fascinating forensic details." —Lisa Gardner, # 1 New York Times bestselling author
"A terrific thriller…fans of forensic mysteries, such as those by Patricia Cornwell, should immediately add this series to their A-lists." —Booklist