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In a Family Way: A Bill Damen Mystery [NOOK Book]

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It's a parent's nightmare: the fertility doctor who tinkers with the very essence of a child. The Bill Damen series leaps onto a bigger and more ambitious canvas with the filmmaker-turned-sleuth's third case, one where life and death are chillingly intertwined. His cousin's young daughter, Margaret, is kidnapped and murdered. Exposing a shadowy underworld of embryo engineering, Bill finds that the circumstances of Margaret's birth have everything to do with her death. With the help of his new assistant, the ...
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Overview

It's a parent's nightmare: the fertility doctor who tinkers with the very essence of a child. The Bill Damen series leaps onto a bigger and more ambitious canvas with the filmmaker-turned-sleuth's third case, one where life and death are chillingly intertwined. His cousin's young daughter, Margaret, is kidnapped and murdered. Exposing a shadowy underworld of embryo engineering, Bill finds that the circumstances of Margaret's birth have everything to do with her death. With the help of his new assistant, the dynamic and gorgeous Clementine, Bill's investigation reveals that the latest reproductive technology is a dangerous new weapon in an ageless battle. Tagged by Booklist as "fast-paced...with likeable good guys, nasty villains...and plenty of plot twists," the series grapples with the hard truth that science may change, but human nature does not.
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A Frisco filmmaker again turns detective, this time to solve the murder of his young niece. Documentary "camera jockey" and sometime sleuth Bill Damen (About Face, 2003, etc.) attends the gala 60th-birthday party of his overbearing uncle Cole Claypool, a wealthy industrialist, on high alert. Cole's son, Bill's cousin Chris, has called Bill for advice and help in finding his young daughter Margy, on an outing with Ulla, her nanny, but not heard from for several hours. Official worry is premature, but Chris and his wife Janet, who lost their first daughter Helen six years earlier, are understandably extra-vigilant. The police disrupt Cole's party to arrest Chris for Margy's murder, but Ulla is nowhere to be found. Cole suspects a Chinese triad involved in a pending business deal, but the appearance of the rather creepy Dr. Sabell at Margy's autopsy sends Bill in a different direction. Sabell runs a large and suspicious fertility clinic that, Bills learns, aided in the conception of both Helen and Margy. Many unanswered questions, the possibility of cloning among them, underlie these blessed events. Bill's dynamic new assistant Clem(entine) proves invaluable but pushes all his buttons. When he's not thinking of wringing her neck, he's grappling with his aroused libido. Calder's ambitious third gets slack and repetitive in places but marks a big step forward in depth, laying a nice foundation for future installments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452125121
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 11/16/2012
  • Series: Bill Damen Mystery Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 101,102
  • File size: 574 KB

Meet the Author

James Calder is the author of the Bill Damen mystery series. He lives in San Francisco.
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    Posted July 8, 2013

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    This is a book review site, not a chat room...take your off topic play time else where children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Loved it!

    Well written, fast paced, interesting and complex characters. Thanks for a great read!

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Poorly thought out

    This book did not hold my interest. Emotions were ascribed to characters that were not upheld by previous story content, and events were repetitious instead of moving the story along.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Loved this book

    Helen annd margy were heartbreaking. I had to stop reading some because of the way they were treated by so called"family". Will read more of this authurs books!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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