Saturday, December 6, 2014

Colton Holiday Lockdown-C.J. Miller

Colton Holiday Lockdown
C.J. Miller
Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Dec 1 2014, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373278985

Dr. Rafe Granger returned to his hometown Dead River, Wyoming to help alongside other dedicated medical personnel to find a cure for the pandemic virus threatening to kill all trapped inside the quarantine zone.  When two months of research is destroyed with the refrigerated Vacumtainer tubes emptied, a frustrated Rafe wants to give up and leave Purgatory, but knows there is no exit except the elixir or death.  He believes the only good thing so far in his coming home is grown up Nurse Gemma Colton.

As Rafe and Gemma team up seeking the cure, they fall in love.  However, he left Dead River once before and she assumes he will be gone as soon as he can.  At the same time, someone in the shadows watches them and the other researchers with further plans to insure they cannot prevent the death of all the townsfolk.

The final Coltons: Return To Wyoming miniseries (see Her Colton Lawman by Carla Cassidy and A Secret Colton Baby by Karen Whiddon) is an exhilarating medical thriller with the romance taking a backseat to the efforts to find the cure and the culprit hampering the progress.  Though the motive of the villain and that of an accomplice seem weak, readers will feel they are inside of Dead River alongside the researchers, the sick people and their expected soon to be sick loved ones struggling against a deadly virus.

Harriet Klausner

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