Airtight Case (Lindsay Chamberlain Series #5)

Airtight Case (Lindsay Chamberlain Series #5)

by Beverly Connor

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Airtight Case (Lindsay Chamberlain Series #5) by Beverly Connor

When Forensic archaeologist and an-thropologist Dr. Lindsay Chamberlain disappears after attending a conference, her friends and family immediately raise the alarm. Their prayers are answered when she is found by the side of the road, dirty, disheveled and confused. At first Lindsay can’t remember who she is; however, shortly thereafter the horrible memories return and Lindsay realizes that someone tried to bury her alive.

Unfortunately, Lindsay never saw her kidnappers, so they remain at large. Lindsay’s boss, Francisco Lewis thinks sending Lindsay on a "vacation" dig will do her good. The dig at Helget Pond should be straightforward and simple enough, but a local family has accused the dig’s leader of being responsible for a wrongful death.

Initially the claim of wrongful death looks ludicrous, but as Lindsay starts digging—both figuratively and literally—certain elements don’t add up. When menacing messages arrive, Lindsay fears that her kidnappers intend to complete their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581822953
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Lindsay Chamberlain Series , #5
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Airtight Case 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read started a little slow but by chapter 4 it picked up. Beverly Connors is my favorite author
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lindsay Chamberlain, forensic anthropologist, is buried alive in a shallow grave in East Tennessee in the woods. She manages to escape, but she suffers from amnesia. Even when her memory returns, it is not complete. She joins an excavation at an 1830s farm site. It is located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. She loves the Smokies, but her recent assault is always on her mind causing her to have trouble concentrating and relaxing. Claire Burke, the site director, causes tension among the crew. She is also very hostile to Lindsay. Drew Van Horne, the principal investigator, is suspected of murdering Mary Susan Tidwell and stealing valuable documents from her. Lindsay's boss, Lewis, asks her to look into the allegations against Drew. Lindsay is uncomfortable with this, but finally agrees. Two sealed lead coffins from the 1700s are discovered during the excavation. The dig becomes a big find. When they open the first coffin, they find the remains of a woman who appears to have something in common with Lindsay. One of the crew goes missing. Now Lindsay feels to regain her sanity, and possibly her life, she must solve this mystery. I am not a history buff, but I truly love this series. I find the locations to be interesting. I always learn something new. Ms. Connor describes the archaeology in a way that I can understand and it has so much reality to it. Her characters are very believable, and the interaction between them is also very realistic. I always enjoy reading this series. Lindsay is a very likeable character and I enjoy finding out what she is up to in each book. I highly recommend this book and this series. Whether you like history or not, you will find this to be an enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beverly Connor has a wonderful series going with her protagonist Lindsay Chamberlain. This latest addition shows that Ms. Connor has progressed as a writer. This is the best one in a very good series, all of which I have given 4 or 5 stars to in my reviews. Once again, Ms. Connor gives us a past and present mystery. Which is solved with a good solid plot and characterization. In Airtight Case, Ms. Connor shows even more complex plotting than in the other installations. The author never lost me with this plot. I hung onto every word. The ending was well explained and logical. Ms. Connor¿s strongest point is her characterization, not only of her ¿active¿ characters, but also the ones from the past. Reading a Beverly Connor book is like reading two books in one. Both plots converge in the end and it is a fun trip in getting there. I look forward to the next installment in this wonderful and fun series. I highly recommend this book and series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most definitely one of the best books I have read. Lindsey Chamberlain is an intelligent woman whose limits are pushed in the fifth book of her series. I enjoyed struggling with her as she came to terms with what had happened to her, the amnesia that followed and the obvious effects it has on the work she loves. Beverly Connor became one of my favorite authors with Skeleton Crew, the first book of her's I had read and fourth in this excellent series. Her weaving of past and present shows a skilled sense of detail that many other authors skimp on. I hope Lindsey Chamberlain has many more adventures and her creator continues to enjoy relating them.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The man claimed to be her fiancé coming to take her home from the hospital in Mac¿s Crossing, Tennessee. Mark Smith insists she is Lisa Christian, an amnesia victim. The woman feels that this is not right and refuses to go with him. All she knows is that she needs to escape and stay free until her memory returns.

As her mind begins to recall events, forensic anthropologist Lindsay Chamberlain joins a dig in the Great Smoky Mountains. However, the attitude of the crew is ugly and the excavation is stunned by a murder. Also hanging over Lindsay¿s head is the team of thugs trying to inter her permanently.

AIRTIGHT CASE is a fabulous mystery starring a strong character. The opening scenes are tremendous, as readers will believe Lindsay suffers from memory loss. The story line continues on its powerful path as Lindsay begins to recover bits of her memory including being buried in a grave. Though the climax is quite good, the ending still is not quite on the same level of super-excellence as most of the novel is9although it is very well done). Beverly Connor has written a wonderful, fresh and exciting mystery tale that will garner her new readers seeking previous Chamberlain novels (see RUMOR OF BONES and DRESSED TO DIE, etc.).

Harriet Klausner