There are a ton of indie books out there. And within this type of book there are numerous thrillers ranging from stories about a secret agent working against the clock to find and defuse a nuclear device to a woman in jeopardy of being murdered by her psychotic ex-husband. Why read one or another?
A bigger question is, Why read Lethal Paradise?
The story is a fast paced thrill ride, a fun beach read that keeps you turning pages. Many chapters end with cliffhangers. I think you’ll find yourself at the end of each chapters, as the clock strikes midnight, saying, “Just one more chapter.”
There is a deep underlying theme about service that doesn’t get in the way of a fun story. I put a quote in the front matter from Mahatma Gandhi. It states: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This hints at the novel’s theme. By the end you’ll see why that quote is important. And, who knows, the book may inspire you to “find yourself”.
Hope Allerd, M.D., is a fiery, intelligent, driven African-American protagonist. She doesn’t back down from a fight. She doesn’t flourish a Glock or Walther PPK, but takes on the villains with wit and guile, using her extensive medical knowledge in a effort to right wrongs. She’d rather outwit the antagonists than outshoot them.
Hope also wields compassion like a weapon against poverty and despair. She has a crusader’s heart when it comes to those less well off as we are and she acts decisively.
In short, Lethal Paradise is an exciting, nonstop adventure with a moral that will touch your heart.
There aren’t many thrillers out there with a strong African-American female physician lead. I urge you to check it out. And, look for further adventures of Doctor Hope Allerd coming in July 2020.