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T Wave (2014)

by Steven F. Freeman(Favorite Author)
4.62 of 5 Votes: 4
1496054164 (ISBN13: 9781496054166)
The Blackwell Files
review 1: I have read Steven F. Freeman’s first three Blackwell Files books this week – Nefarious, Ruthless, and T Wave. After reading the description of T Wave, I was prepared to be captivated by this story of Alton Blackwell and Mallory Wilson as they find themselves in parallel investigations in a Washington, D.C. hospice. Mallory is called in to discover why drugs are missing from patient rooms, and soon afterward, Alton must determine why patients are suddenly dying at a startling rate.Freeman’s plot is solid, Alton and Mallory continue to develop and grow in their relationship, and he does a very good job of creating multiple suspects for the reader to consider, at least in regards to the murder portion of the mystery. It is clear very early on who is responsible for th... moree missing medications; the only question is whether there is someone else killing patients.I had problems with believability in this book. I had difficulty accepting a situation where the FBI would call in a citizen (Alton Blackwell) to handle the investigation of the deaths at the Stokely Medical facilities, despite the attempt to explain this by referring to his previous experience in Ruthless. In fact, I’m not sure this would be an FBI case at all. That part of the story line just felt rather contrived for me. However, Mr. Freeman did quite a good job of giving us just enough clues to eliminate suspects so we have a chance to figure out the killer just before the person is caught. Like the other two books, there is a group wrap-up session, but this one serves to tie up loose ends, not to actually reveal the culprits, as that has already been determined.Was I captivated by T Wave? No, I’d have to say that I was mildly disappointed. I liked the basic story and the multiple likely suspects. I enjoy watching the romance between Alton and Mallory grow, and the surprise vacation was one of my favorite parts of the whole book. But I’m comparing T Wave to Nefarious, so I have to give T Wave 3 stars.
review 2: I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the author, Steven F. Freeman, in exchange for an honest review.I found T Wave to be a very engaging novel. Being a newly-retired physician, this book held a lot of appeal for me; I was not disappointed. This book is third in the 4-book Blackwell Files series. Since one of Mr. Freeman's strong points is character development, the reader would do well the read the books in order. By doing so, one is rewarded with main characters that feel like old friends. There were a lot more potential suspects in this book than in the previous two, so the reader has to pay attention, but I found them not to difficult to keep straight. The story flows quickly, as descriptions are basically limited to need to know, and the individual chapters were short (which I love). I thought I had the killer figured out, but it turns out Mr. Freeman fooled me again. This too I love! As with the first 2 books of the series, there was a romantic subplot, which I enjoyed. Probably the only criticism I would give is that there is a lot of repetition of info relating to the first 2 books, which I imagine is for the benefit of those who skipped the previous novels. Do not skip the first two!I was happy with the ending of T Wave and am looking forward to reading book 4, Havoc, very soon. I am hoping Mr. Freeman is currently working on a book 5!If possible, I would award T Wave 4.5 stars. I recommend this book and the Blackwell Files series to all mystery fans. less
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this is the third Mallory and Alton book and my favorite. Great beach read.
medical serial killer plus drug thieves
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