Sequence

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Macmillan, Jun 13, 2006 - Fiction - 280 pages
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Dr. Alexandra Blake has the job of a lifetime. As a cutting-edge geneticist at AFIP---the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.---Alex is charged with using her research into the genetics of viruses to find a vaccine against bioterrorism. The AFIP contains the pathology lab for the Department of Defense, manages the DOD blood bank, directs research like Alex's, and fosters the development of inventions to help the nation's armed forces. But the institute's new director, James Wiatt, wants to turn the AFIP into a mini FBI by directing its resources toward crime solving---an effort to rival the Bureau's forensic department. When a series of related murders falls under his jurisdiction, he gets his chance to prove the AFIP can compete with the Bureau.
 Alex is forced to put her research on hold so she can cover forensics on the case, which involves a killer who murders women near military bases across the country and then tattoos their corpses. At first she resents being distracted from her lab work, but as she becomes immersed in the case, studying the forensic evidence, viewing the crime scenes, and piecing together the victims' last moments, Alex resolves to catch the killer. She knows it's only a matter of time before he leaves some evidence for Alex to trace back to him. But when another murder strikes closer to home for Alex and her colleagues---and her boyfriend, a congressman from Texas---it will take more than forensic science to keep them safe.
 With its spellbinding mix of suspense, forensics, and romance, Lori Andrews's debut novel signals the arrival of a powerful new writer on the crime fiction shelf.
  

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Review: Sequence (Dr. Alexandra Blake #1)

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Great fast read, I could put it down! Very interesting information about genetics, good characters, love story, murder, mystery,and some humor, what more could want! Read full review

Review: Sequence (Dr. Alexandra Blake #1)

User Review  - Mary Havlovic - Goodreads

Dr. Alexandra Blake works as a geneticist at the AFIP in Washington, DC She is employed by the agency to help find a vaccine to fight bioterrorism. Alex has to put her research on hold to help solve ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
3
CHAPTER 3
8
CHAPTER 4
24
CHAPTER 5
30
CHAPTER 6
38
CHAPTER 7
44
CHAPTER 8
48
CHAPTER 28
173
CHAPTER 29
183
CHAPTER 30
187
CHAPTER 31
191
CHAPTER 32
193
CHAPTER 33
198
CHAPTER 34
203
CHAPTER 35
208

CHAPTER 9
53
CHAPTER 10
61
CHAPTER 11
75
CHAPTER 12
80
CHAPTER 13
88
CHAPTER 14
94
CHAPTER 15
99
CHAPTER 16
104
CHAPTER 17
108
CHAPTER 18
113
CHAPTER 19
121
CHAPTER 20
124
CHAPTER 21
133
CHAPTER 22
142
CHAPTER 23
146
CHAPTER 24
153
CHAPTER 25
160
CHAPTER 26
164
CHAPTER 27
169
CHAPTER 36
210
CHAPTER 37
215
CHAPTER 38
221
CHAPTER 39
227
CHAPTER 40
230
CHAPTER 41
234
CHAPTER 42
240
CHAPTER 43
243
CHAPTER 44
247
CHAPTER 45
250
CHAPTER 46
255
CHAPTER 47
258
CHAPTER 48
262
CHAPTER 49
265
CHAPTER 50
272
CHAPTER 51
276
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
279
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Lori Andrews is a nationally renowned expert on law and genetics, called in by governments and professional groups ranging from the emirate of Dubai to the French National Assembly, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the College of American Pathologists. When the federal government undertook the $3 billion Human Genome Project, she was chosen to chair the federal advisory committee dealing with the legal, ethical, and social implications of the project. Andrews is a tenured professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and directs the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The National Law Journal listed her one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. The author of ten acclaimed nonfiction titles, including Body Bazaar and The Clone Age, this is her first novel. She lives in Chicago. Visit her online at www.loriandrews.com.

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