Rosie’s #Bookreview of #RomanticSuspense Carbon Replacements by @reily_garrett

Carbon Replacements (The McAllister Justice Series #4)Carbon Replacements by Reily Garrett

4 stars

Carbon Replacements is book #4 of the McAllister justice action adventure series. All the books are set in and around Portland, Oregon.

Remie is a medical examiner and has recently moved back to her home state. The book opens with a brutal attack on her and two students. When police officer Billy McAllister and his partner are called to the remote crime scene, it’s Billy who rescues Remie and agrees to guard her in hospital.

After Remie regains consciousness, she’s horrified when she recognises specific lumbar puncture wounds on her body. They indicate that very unusual blood and tissue samples were taken from her, probably by the attacker. This shocking piece of evidence has Billy and his brothers worried; only a few months ago they’d been caught up in unlawful human genetic experiments. Could Billy’s nightmare experience be coming back? To this end, the McAllister family, once more, put all their resources together to discover the truth.

This fast-paced story is filled with twists and advanced scientific research. The case digs deeply into biofabrication, or the generation of human tissue from sample cells. There’s a link to the previous book in the series and anyone reading these books would certainly benefit from starting with book one. As the series advances the McAllister family grows with new partners each bringing useful skills to the investigations. Amongst them are: a strict lawyer, a skilled computer hacker, private investigators, a vet and several different police force members. Added to this, each book has delightful animal characters to tick boxes with fans of furry friends. But this isn’t just a suspense story, there’s romance too for an extra layer of tension. Recommended to readers who enjoy romantic suspense.

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Book description

Determined and dedicated, forensic pathologist Remie Tallin validates her talent by discerning a victim’s last moments of life. Returning to Portland signified her new beginning where a psychopathic stalker designates her a pawn in a seductive game of intrigue.

The lines between predator and prey blur in hunting a medical genius bent on resetting the laws of nature. Evidence has never failed to point Remie in the right direction, yet conflicting discoveries mock the legal system and defy the scientific arena for clarification.

Detective McAllister’s return from leave includes a new assignment along with a partner well versed in subtle sarcasm and innuendos. Discovering the new medical examiner unconscious at the scene of a grisly murder forces him to unite with his brothers against a world of chaos where reality shifts according to a psychopath’s desire.

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