The Case of the Surly Surrogate

Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries

Book 2
K. Loren Wilson
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While jogging, Dr. Eric Darcy stumbles across the body of a photographer, the father of a baby about to be born by surrogate. Determined to protect his patients—the widow and the surrogate—the young doctor teams with his PI sister-in-law to probe the victim’s dark secrets.

 

Was photographer Wes Choate murdered because he was cheating on his wife, or was he using his photos to blackmail someone? And how did he antagonize the surrogate mother?

 

USA Today bestselling novelist Jacqueline Diamond, author of The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet, interweaves a medical setting and memorable characters with fast pacing and touches of humor “Jacqueline Diamond's second Safe Harbor Medical mystery only gets better! 5 Stars.”—Mary Castillo, author of Lost in the Light


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 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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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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English
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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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