Stolen in Paradise
Paradise Crime Mysteries Companion Novel
She wants it all: to catch a murderer, find a missing formula, and blow off a little steam in a great pair of shoes.
Special Agent Marcella Scott gets into sand way over her Manolos investigating the death of a prominent scientist washed up on a Waikiki beach with a bullet hole between the eyes.
The victim’s project, a genetically-engineered algae that could solve the world fuel crisis, has been stolen from the development lab, a hotbed of intrigue where everyone on the project has something to hide—including Marcella.
It was supposed to be simple: kill the scientist and grab the formula. Now he has to stop a relentless FBI agent any way he can.
He’s in too deep. He’s trapped. They’re closing in, and he’ll kill anyone he has to in order to walk away.
D. Detrick –
I have read and re-read the Lei Series by Toby Neal and loved them more each time, but I had overlooked this novella about FBI Special Agent Marcella Scott. She appears in the Lei stories, but this gave us a closer look at her. We learn how she falls in love, manages her family and her career. She is almost as impulsive as her friend Lei, but works hard to try to control that better than Lei does. We get to see her introduction to fight club with Sophie Ang and their friendship begin. All these tough women need girlfriends, too.
It is a fun and exciting read. It explores a murder of a talented and prominent scientist and learn some of the inner workings of a developmental, biology lab.