Thursday, 19 January 2012

Chop Shop

Dr. Riley McKay begins a fellowship program in forensic pathology at the renowned Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh. She soon discovers that her supervising pathologist, Dr. Nathan Lassiter, has an unexplained history of bungled autopsies, concealed evidence, and unreported wounds. Ignored by her senior pathologists and threatened by Dr. Lassiter, she turns to Dr. Nick Polchuk, the Bug Man, to help her investigate.


Chop Shop is book two in Tim Downs’ The Bug Man series that follows Dr. Nick Polchak, a forensic entomologist who looks to insects to solve murders. It can easily be said that Nick is one of the most unique and quirky characters I have ever read. His wonderfully dry sense of humour caused me to laugh often over his quips.

This particular story portrayed an intriguing ethical dilemma (which I won`t mention, as it is a spoiler), which can be rather thought-provoking. It makes for a highly interesting read, and fans of TV shows such as CSI and Bones would readily enjoy this novel. Some of the scientific terms and explanations got a little heady at times (especially for a mind that is more geared to the legal world), but didn’t deter from my enjoyment of the story.

I definitely recommend this book!

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