The Case of the Surly Surrogate

Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries

Book 2
K. Loren Wilson
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Vultures are circling over the swamp. While jogging, Dr. Eric Darcy discovers the body of a patient’s husband, the father of a baby about to be born by surrogate.

Concern for the widow draws Eric into the investigation. Was photographer Wes Choate murdered because he was cheating on his wife, or was he using his photos to blackmail someone? And why has the surrogate mother suddenly developed an antagonism toward Wes?

Assisting his sister-in-law, a private investigator, Eric struggles to make sense of seemingly random clues while protecting his patient from mounting danger. The puzzle pieces snap together in a fast-paced climax that could cost the obstetrician his life.

USA Today bestselling novelist Jacqueline Diamond, author of The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet, interweaves a medical setting and memorable characters in the second Safe Harbor Medical mystery.

“A very clever mystery where emotions and feelings ran deep making it a truly beautiful read.”—Pauline Michael, NightOwlReviews.

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About the author

 USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond has sold more than a hundred novels, including mysteries, medical romances and romantic suspense. A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, Jacqueline has been honored with a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and is a two-time RITA © Award finalist. She is best known for her seventeen-book Safe Harbor Medical romance series, beginning with The Would-Be Mommy. She currently writes a spin-off series, the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries.

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Publisher
K. Loren Wilson
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Published on
Oct 26, 2017
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Pages
226
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ISBN
9781936505388
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Medical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
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