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 Author: Merry Jones  Category: Harper Jennings Thrillers, Suspense  Publisher: Severn House Publishers  Published: 2011  Pages: 224  Country: US  Language: English  Buy Now

The first book in the Harper Jennings series

Life is going well for Iraqi war veteran Harper Jennings.  She has physical scars and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but she’s a survivor.  She’s studying Archeology at Cornell where she works as a teaching assistant.  Together with her husband, Geology professor Hank Jennings, she’s renovating an old Victorian-style house. Things are rosy.

Until the morning that Hank, doing repairs with friend Trent Manning, falls off the roof.

Harper’s flashbacks of war flare up as she watches Hank land on his head.  His injury leaves him with aphasia, a condition which interferes with his speech.  Hoping for a cure, Harper takes him to Cayuga Neurological Center, and her flashbacks subside.

Until, as she’s teaching, a student jumps out the window.

From then on, Harper’s world flips upside-down.  She finds experimental drugs, stolen from the Neurological Center; she is assaulted; her home is ransacked.  Murders occur and the victims have one thing in common: they all connect to Harper.  Hank’s doctor offers support–but can she trust him?  Or anyone?

Harper is caught in a web of perils both past and present, fighting to protect her students, her husband and herself from an insidious and uncontrollable source, which she alone can identify…