Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Line Between Here and Gone (Forensic Instincts) [Hardcover]

I've finished "The Line Between Here and Gone" the 2nd book in her Forensic Instincts series by Andrea Kane.

Product Description

The man she loved is gone forever. The child she lives for could be next.

Each day is a struggle for Amanda Gleason's newborn son as he battles a rare immune deficiency. Justin's best chance for a cure lies with his father, who was brutally murdered before Amanda even realized she carried his child.

Or was he?

One emailed photo changes everything, planting a seed of doubt that Amanda latches on to for dear life: a recent photo of a man who looks exactly like Paul. Could Justin's father be alive? The mother in her is desperate to find out. But tracking down a ghost when every second counts is not for amateurs.

Forensic Instincts is the one team up for the challenge.

A behaviorist. A former navy SEAL. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A retired FBI agent. A human-scent-evidence dog. Together they achieve the impossible, pushing ethical and legal boundaries whenever the ends justify the means.

The manhunt is on for the elusive father. Yet the further FI digs into his past, the more questions are raised about whether the man Amanda fell in love with ever really existed at all.

Dark secrets. Carefully crafted lies. From the congressional halls of Washington, D.C., to exclusive Hamptons manors, there are ruthless people who would stop at nothing to make Forensic Instincts forget about the man Amanda desperately needs to find.

Little do they realize that once Forensic Instincts takes the case, nothing will stop them from uncovering the shocking truth that transcends The Line Between Here and Gone.

Product Details
Hardcover: 400 pages

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (June 26, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0778313379

ISBN-13: 978-0778313373

My Review:

Amanda Gleason a photojournalist met Paul Everett a realtor eight months ago when he suddenly vanished.  She finds out she is pregnant with his child and when Justin is born she discovers he is suffering from a deadly disease and desperately needs a bone marrow transplant.  Amanda has Hepatitis C so she isn't qualified to be a candidate but the doctor believes Paul is the perfect candidate.

Everyone believes Paul is dead even Amanda until one of her journalist friend sent her a grainy picture of a man that resemble Paul on a Washington, DC street.  She takes this picture to Forensic Instincts and begs them to help her find Paul and save her baby.  They all agree to take the case.

The Forensic Instinct team consists of Casey Woods the leader who has behavior training and investigative profiling on her plate, former SEAL and FBI agent Marc Devereaux, techno genius Ryan MacKay, former FBI agent Patrick Lynch, intuitive Claire Hedgeleigh and human scent evidence dog Hero.

In their investigation they discover that Paul is tied to the mob, cover ups in the FBI, corrupt politicians and a FBI sting they might just jeopardize.  Casey even reaches out to her FBI boyfriend Hutch to help but he is stonewalled by his connections.

There is even some romantic elements with Casey and Hutch and two Forensic Instinct members who are attracted to each other but are always trying to one up each other.  The inevitable happens which leaves them confused on what their situation is.

This book has lots of twists and turns which was easy to follow with a great storyline, well-developed and likeable characters, a despicable villain and race against time to save a gravely ill baby.  A true page turning tearjerker mystery from the start of the book to the end.

I really felt for Amanda because Justin only seemed to get worst everyday.  He just kept getting sicker and sicker by catching more illnesses.

Will Forensic Instincts be able to locate Paul in time to save baby Justin?  You will have to read to find out!


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