Dr. Anya Crichton, a pathologist and forensic physician, finds work is sparse for the only female freelancer in the field. Between paying child support, a mortgage and struggling to get her business off the ground, Anya can't yet afford to fight her ex-husband for custody of their three-year-old son, Ben.
After her expert evidence helps win a high-profile court case, Anya is asked by lawyer Dan Brody to look into the drug overdose of a young Lebanese girl. While investigating, Anya notices startling coincidences in a number of unrelated suicides she's been asked to examine by friend and colleague, Detective Sergeant Kate Farrer.
All the victims disappeared for a period of time, before committing suicide in bizarre circumstances. As Anya delves deeper, the pathological findings point to the frightening possibility that the deaths are not only linked, but part of a sinister plot. One in which Anya is unwillingly immersed…
"Malicious Intent will keep you gripped from start to finish. Author Fox displays the deft hand of a natural writer, whether she’s weaving her break-neck plots, imparting fascinating medical and police procedural details or breathing life into her characters - both good and bad. What a compelling new talent!" (Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector and The Vanishing Man)
"Kathryn Fox has created a forensic physician who listeners of Patricia Cornwell will adore. Malicious Intent is chock full of interesting information and also has several nifty twists and turns." (James Patterson, author of 3rd Degree)
"Comparisons with Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs are inevitable...Fox holds her own, if not more against the other two." (The Times (UK)
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