Buckle up for a double dose of mystery and suspense in this two-book forensic thriller set from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller!
Dark Path (Book 1)
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.
Lonely Path (Book 2)
An overdose epidemic, a girl who’s supposed to be dead, and a chance encounter with an old flame land Bodhi in the middle of a high-stakes crime ring.
Bodhi’s honored when he’s invited to present a paper at an international forensic pathology conference. And he’s stunned when he learns his former girlfriend is a fellow panelist. It’s been more than a decade since Bodhi broke Eliza’s heart, and his behavior weighs on him. He convinces her to join him for dinner in the Quebec countryside so he can make amends.
Returning to the hotel after their meal, they see a dazed young woman, barefoot and mute, standing by the roadside. She has no memory of who she is or what's happened to her. Bodhi and Eliza put aside their past to help the shattered woman reclaim her life. In the process, they discover the horrifying truth about an overdose epidemic plaguing the region. The knowledge paints a target on their backs.
As a Buddhist, Bodhi follows a path of nonviolence, but his faith will be tested when Eliza’s life is on the line.
The Bodhie king series: Volume One
Really enjoyed reading this book. Nothing superfluous in the solving of the mystery. Well written. Likeable characters with a lot of depth. Could read more without getting stale.
In a purely Buddhist way, this is a page turner. Sometimes plots are hidden others in plain site but twists are fun.
The research alone was admirable. The 2 stories were imaginative and kept me reading all afternoon until I finished both. The characters were unique and believable. Will read more from this author.