Synopses & Reviews
For Evan Delaney, China Lake was a tough place to grow up. But she didn't realixe just how tough until, returning to the desert military base for her high school reunion, she discovers that a disturbing number of her classmates have died young.
"Evan Delaney is a bit apprehensive about attending her 15-year high school reunion on the Navy base at China Lake, Calif., and with good reason: an alarming number of her classmates have died, in seemingly unrelated ways-'Car crash. ... Pneumonia. ... Cancer. Long Illness. Exposure. ... hospital fire'-and that's before one of the reunion organizers is brutally murdered. As the body count rises, Evan begins to suspect the string of deaths has something to do with her China Lake past. This fourth installment of the China Lake/Evan Delaney mystery series certainly shows the potential for a first-class thrill ride-human characters, an original plot, a crafty scientific angle and some genuine scares (dentophobes, be warned)-but, though a page-turner to the end, its strengths are obscured by too much of each: too many characters, too many backstories, too many twists and too much jargon." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Meg Gardiner was born in Oklahoma and raised in California. After graduating from Stanford Law School, she practiced law in Los Angeles, later teaching in the Writing Program at the University of California. She lives with her husband in Cobham, Surrey.