Lethal Savage: A Peter Savage Novel

Dave Edlund. Light Messages, $15.99 trade paper (366) ISBN 978-1-61153-313-2
Edlund’s gripping sixth Peter Savage novel (after 2018’s Guarding Savage) finds Peter living a quiet life with his canine companion, Diesel, in Bend, Ore., where he runs a company that designs and manufactures high-tech small arms. That soon changes after he’s approached by Lee Moses, a Paiute chief living on the Warm Springs Reservation, where a dangerous infection is affecting the community. As the contagion spreads, neither state nor federal health agencies have any interest. Peter calls in a favor to get the Centers for Disease Control on board. With few clues, investigators are soon stymied, and Peter begins to look into the outbreak himself. As he uncovers what seems to be a bioweapon, a past case suddenly comes back to haunt him, threatening all he holds dear. Finding himself in a no-win situation, Peter bets everything in the name of truth and honor. This compulsively readable thriller boasts a whiplash pace, a topical plot, and nonstop action. Edlund fans won’t be disappointed. (Oct.)
Reviewed on : 08/08/2019
Release date: 10/01/2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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