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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nick of Time by Tim Downs

Nick of Time by Tim Downs is the fourth Bug Man novel.
The plot of this book centers around the upcoming wedding of forensic entomologist Nick Polchak to Alena Savard. Nick is unsure about the business of preparing for a wedding, so when his friend Pete invites him to Philadelphia the week before his wedding, Nick goes without question. Shortly after his arrival, Nick becomes involved in the murder investigation of a friend, and he finds himself immersed in a case without giving a thought to poor Alena waiting for him back home. Alena does not know if Nick has simply gone missing, or if he is running from her. Alena heads after him, and she and Nick both find themselves in a situation neither had bargained for. Will there still be a wedding when everything is sorted out?

Nick of Time is a great novel, filled with suspense, plot twists, and murder investigations. Not to mention a wedding thrown in as well. The plot kept me on my toes, and when I reached the final huge finale of a plot twist, I was floored. The novel was written well, and the characters were usually believable. There were a couple of instances that did not seem real. I enjoyed Nick's quirky personality immensely, and his dialogue with the other characters was hilarious. The forensic aspects of the novel were intriguing and indicated that a lot of work had been put into researching the different areas which were mentioned. This was the first Bug Man Series novel which I had ever read, but I was able to follow the plot and storyline very well even though it was the fourth book in the series. Nick of Time by Tim Downs was a splendid read, and I am planning on reading the first three Bug Man novels and definitely the fifth one. I cannot wait!

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