Hidden Path

A Bodhi King Novel

Book 3
Brown Street Books
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A corpse in a cornfield. Crops set ablaze. And an encrypted journal worth killing for.

 

All Bodhi King wants is a little peace and quiet. Okay, a lot of peace and quiet.  After all, that is why he traveled to a Buddhist monastery in rural Illinois in the first place: to attend a silent retreat.

 

But after he finds the garroted corpse of an unidentified man near the monastery’s meditation labyrinth, all hope of quiet contemplation is lost. He rolls up his sleeves to identify the murder victim and determine who killed him and why.

 

A pair of federal agents who insist the crime has national security implications; a bold and brainy plant pathologist; and a no-nonsense police chief determined to protect her town all insist on lending a hand.

 

But, as far-reaching international financial and political consequences come into play, loyalties shift, and Bodhi’s not sure whom to trust. The wrong choice could cost him his life.

Hidden Path is the third book in the Bodhi King forensic thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller.

Keywords: forensic thriller, medical thriller, thriller series, series, Buddhist, Buddhism, nonviolent

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Brown Street Books
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Published on
Dec 31, 2017
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Pages
325
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ISBN
9781940759333
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Language
English
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Fiction / Medical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
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Practicing Buddhist and retired forensic pathologist Bodhi King seeks peace. But death keeps finding him.

After solving a series of unexplained deaths and exposing a sordid political scandal, Bodhi retreated from the limelight. Permanently, he thought. But now he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys.

Healthy residents of a ritzy assisted living facility are dying in the middle of the night ... their faces frozen in terror.

Bodhi arrives on Golden Island to find a community gripped by fear. And beneath the surface, conflict simmers, threatening to boil over. The charismatic leader of the Golden Island Church, the dying Cuban-Americans, and the local Catholic priest all have secrets to protect.

It’s up to Bodhi to bring the truth to light … before another resident dies.

Dark Path is the first book in an intriguing, engrossing new forensic thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller. Lonely Path (Book 2), Hidden Path (Book 3), and Twisted Path (Book 4) are available now!

 

What Readers Are Saying:

“[A] very enjoyable read—a forensic thriller crossed with cozy mystery, with a cast of entertaining characters confined in a remote location. … [I]n Miller’s books there are always interesting themes alongside the thrill of a fast-paced plot, and Dark Path is no exception.”

“I fervently enjoyed the twists and turns as one by one, the clues to the puzzle are discovered.”

“[A]n excellent, tightly woven tale that hooked me quickly and kept me reading until the conclusion.”

“Melissa Miller's writing is strong, with good character development, lots of action and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.”


Other Thriller/Mystery Series by Melissa F. Miller:

The Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller Series

The Aroostine Higgins Thriller Series

The We Sisters Three Mystery Series 

Keywords: forensic thriller, medical thriller, thriller series, series, Buddhist, Buddhism, nonviolent, metaphysical, gripping, intriguing, engrossing, sophisticated, thought-provoking, religion, prosperity gospel, Santeria, Key West, forensic mystery, fans of Bones, Temperance Brennan, Kathy Reichs, Michael Palmer, Rizzoli & Isles, Tess Gerritsen

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles—the inspiration for the smash hit TNT series—continue their bestselling crime-solving streak, as they pursue a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives.

“Suspense doesn’t get smarter than this.”—Lee Child

Two separate homicides, at different locations, with unrelated victims, have more in common than just being investigated by Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. In both cases, the bodies bear startling wounds—yet the actual cause of death is unknown. It’s a doubly challenging case for the cop and the coroner to be taking on, at a fraught time for both of them. As Jane struggles to save her mother from the crumbling marriage that threatens to bury her, Maura grapples with the imminent death of her own mother—infamous serial killer Amalthea Lank.

While Jane tends to her mother, there’s nothing Maura can do for Amalthea, except endure one final battle of wills with the woman whose shadow has haunted her all her life. Though succumbing to cancer, Amalthea hasn’t lost her taste for manipulating her estranged daughter—this time by dangling a cryptic clue about the two bizarre murders Maura and Jane are desperately trying to solve.

But whatever the dying convict knows is only a piece of the puzzle. Soon the investigation leads to a secretive young woman who survived a shocking abuse scandal, an independent horror film that may be rooted in reality, and a slew of martyred saints who died cruel and unusual deaths. And just when Rizzoli and Isles think they’ve cornered a devilish predator, the long-buried past rears its head—and threatens to engulf more innocent lives, including their own.

Praise for I Know a Secret: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

“Tess Gerritsen brings back Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles to tackle another baffling mystery . . . weaving a thriller that slowly unfolds in unexpected ways. . . . Rizzoli and Isles feel like real people, and readers who are fans of either the book series or the former TV show know there’s an emotional angle to the proceedings and care about everything that happens to the duo. . . . Gerritsen writes effortlessly, and this is another stellar entry in the series.”—Associated Press
 
“The unforgettable team of Rizzoli and Isles is back working on a chilling and difficult case. . . . The twists and turns this novel takes will force Gerritsen’s heroines to face difficult emotions and their own biases. As always, Gerritsen is a master storyteller!”—RT Book Reviews

“The characters converge in dynamic, diabolical ways and, in doing so, reveal past events that continue to haunt the present day. . . . Gerritsen continues to surprise with the depth and range of her storytelling ambitions. . . . Like the best of big-screen boogeyman blockbusters, there’s complex villainy, a distortion between appearance and reality, and a third-act plot twist that will both surprise and satisfy. This one’s a tasty treat with substance.”—CriminalElement.com

“Be prepared for an exciting ride with unexpected twists and terrific writing.”—Library Journal
In a breathtaking blend of scientific intrigue and historical mystery,  #1 New York Times bestselling mastermind James Rollins reveals an ancient threat hidden within the pages of the Bible, one that threatens the modern world in The Seventh Plague.

If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale?

Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor’s body—while he was still alive.

His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man’s autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force.  The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises. 

Are those plagues starting again?

Before Director Crowe can investigate, a mysterious group of assassins leaves behind a fiery wake of destruction and death, erasing all evidence. With the professor’s body incinerated, his home firebombed, Sigma Force must turn to the archaeologist’s only daughter, Jane McCabe, for help. While sifting through what’s left of her father’s work, she discovers a puzzling connection tying the current threat to a shocking historical mystery, one involving the travels of Mark Twain, the genius of Nikola Tesla, and the adventures of famous explorer Henry Morgan Stanley. 

To unravel a secret going back millennia, Director Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce will be thrust to opposite sides of the globe. One will search for the truth, traveling from the plague-ridden streets of Cairo to a vast ancient tomb buried under the burning sands of the Sudan; the other will struggle to stop a mad genius locked within a remote Arctic engineering complex, risking the lives of all those he holds dear. 

As the global crisis grows ever larger, Sigma Force will confront a threat born of the ancient past and made real by the latest science—a danger that will unleash a cascading series of plagues, culminating in a scourge that could kill all of the world’s children . . . decimating humankind forever.
 The second volume of books in USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller's Sasha McCandless series is perfect for Sasha lovers! Volume 2 bundles four titles in this series: two full-length legal thrillers and two shorter novellas that focus on Sasha and Leo's relationship (with a dose of danger and intrigue). 

This volume includes the following titles: 
Indispensable Party (Book 4): Can Sasha and Leo stop a doomsday prepper from releasing a deadly virus and causing a global pandemic? 

Lovers and Madmen: A Sasha McCandless Novella (Book 4.5): Sasha's plans for a romantic Valentine's Day with Leo are threatened by her cooking skills, a homeless kitten, and a former client with a violent streak. 

Improper Influence (Book 5): Healthy young women are dying, and Forensic Pathologist Bodhi King turns to Sasha and Leo for help. They'll discover a long and dirty trail, leading to political influence peddlers, backroom deals, and the biggest law firm in town. 

A Marriage of True Minds: A Sasha McCandless Novella (Book 5.5) Sasha and Connelly are finally getting married! They’ve gathered their closest friends and family at a remote eco-resort in Nicaragua to attend their New Year’s Eve wedding on the beach. It’s romantic. It’s breathtaking. It’s perfect. Until a murderous enemy from their past arranges for armed banditos to storm the resort and take the bride and groom hostage. Till death do us part may come all too soon, unless Sasha, Connelly, and their guests can outwit the mercenaries and reclaim control of the festivities


Keywords: women sleuths, mystery & thriller, mystery series, legal thriller, suspense, murder, bestseller,
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