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Beschreibung des Verlags
Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else's identity and leave your old life behind?
A serendipitous crossing of paths between Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, forever changes the course of both women's lives. One winds up dead and the other finds herself a fugitive, hiding behind one lie after another as a cold-blooded killer methodically hunts her.
Desperately trying to stay alive, the terrified woman enlists the help of Forensic Instincts, a rogue investigative team that clandestinely operates in the gray area between legal and illegal. Safeguarding their client's deception, Forensic Instincts digs into dangerous territory as they try to find out who's after their client—and why.
Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in Chicago, New Jersey, and Vermont as a megalomaniacal genius will stop at nothing to eradicate anyone who threatens the success of his medical breakthrough.
With an unhinged client and a monstrous criminal enterprise as its adversary, Forensic Instincts is forced into uncharted territory to protect their client and save one of their own from becoming the next corpse.
Forensic Instincts is an unorthodox, criminal investigative team that carefully navigates the fine line between legal and illegal. The team consists of a behaviorist, a former Navy SEAL, a techo-wiz, an intuitive, a pickpocket, a retired FBI agent, and a human scent evidence dog.
Bestseller Kane's fifth Forensic Instincts novel (after 2015's The Silence That Speaks) makes suspending disbelief a challenge, especially for readers unwilling to believe that Forensic Instincts, a Manhattan-based "private investigation firm with the reputation that brought clients in by the droves," has a claircognizant (or psychic) on staff. That employee, Claire Hedgleigh, says that she has "a metaphysical sense in which I simply know something to be true, even though I can't back any of it up with fact or provide an explanation as to how I know it." Claire's talent is put to use when FI gets involved in helping Lisa Barnes, a desperate job seeker. Despite a lack of credentials, Lisa is hired by personal trainer Julie Forman to work in a Chicago women's gym and is even offered a place to stay. When Julie is gunned down right before Lisa's eyes, Lisa, who closely resembles the dead woman, decides to assume her identity and flee the city. FI learns of her plight and gets to work identifying Julie's killer. Thin characters don't make the improbable plot any more palatable.