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Author Andrews, Lori B., 1952-

Title The silent assassin / Lori Andrews
Edition First edition
Published New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007

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 W'BOOL  810.6 A5656 A6/S  AVAILABLE
Description 294 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "When a John Doe with a bayonet wound in his chest is discovered in a Washington, D.C., Dumpster, geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is pulled away from her bioterrorism work to aid in the investigation. Just a little digging reveals a corpse that's not at all that of a homeless robbery victim it was set up to resemble - and Alex and her colleagues find themselves wrapped up in a complicated mystery of high-stakes international financial intrigue."
"The homicide investigation is just heating up when a political firestorm erupts over the AFIP's possession of human skulls brought back from Vietnam thirty years earlier by American servicemen. Alex is handed the delicate task of managing the restoration and return of these grisly souvenirs. Even the President of the United States has become involved, with the actual exchange scheduled to take place at a White House ceremony. Alex knows it's an important job - her father was a soldier killed in Vietnam, so she of all people is sensitive to the issues surrounding the war - but others think it's an outsized uproar over something that happened long ago. And the skulls take on much more urgent significance when she uncovers evidence of a much bigger crime. Suddenly Alex herself is a target and the White House is under fire."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Women geneticists -- Fiction.
Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction.
Vietnam -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
LC no. 2007007879
ISBN 9780312352714
0312352719