Clearly author John Houde is a master of the CSI style mystery/suspense genre. "The Criminalist" is a consistently absorbing, reader riveting, deftly crafted, exceptionally entertaining read from first page to last. While very highly recommended, especially for community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of forensic science mystery buffs that "The Criminalist" is also available in a Kindle format.
The Criminalist: A Novel of Forensic Science Suspense
John Houde, author
In his job as a top-level forensic scientist, Paul Connert combs through scenes of violent death that daily remind him of a guarded secret – a secret guilt over his finance’s gruesome death. Paul becomes attracted to a beautiful Russian model, Vika Koslava, who reminds him of his lost fiancé. Vika is in the US with her sister for an erotic photo shoot. But the photo shoot goes bad, and Vika's sister goes missing. As the twisty plot unfolds, Paul joins forces with Vika to find her, and stop a deadly sex trafficking ring before Vika meets the same fate as her sister.
Midwest Book Review - James A. Cox