Nick of Time- Time Downs
Suspense, murder, romance, excitement, and a dash of intrigue: Nick of Time is a great read that has it all!
Nick is a forensic entemologist. His fiance is an unusual dog trainer. When Nick decides to leave town just a few days before their wedding to attend a research meeting, Alena is not too pleased. The resulting adventures, including a murder mystery that Alena is dragged into, may just end their intended wedding.
Nick of Time is a Bug Man novel. I haven't read any of the other Bug Man novels by Downs, but I will certainly be looking for them now. I loved the character of Nick: geeky and odd in a brilliant CSIish sort of way. I was drawn to Alena, living her quiet and secluded life among her dogs in the mountains. I was caught up by the fast-paced action and adventure.
As I've complained before, this was a "Christian" novel that seemed to only pay token homage to a "Christian" message of something out there that Nick was missing and was searching for. That bothered me a bit. I'd prefer to just read it as a secular novel. But, maybe this is just me, and I'm looking for the wrong things in a "Christian" publisher. Maybe it is enough to just have a good, clean, exciting read. And Nick of Time certainly was that!
I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.