Judith D Collins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 11/21/2017
My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC) “Engrossing...It’s a tribute to criminal lawyer Schofield’s persuasive powers that his characters, procedural elements, and atmosphere are convincing enough to keep those pages turning without logic getting in the way.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Time of Departure In Killing Pace, Douglas Schofield, author of Time of Departure and Storm Rising, delivers a heart-pounding tale set in Everglades City, Florida and Sicily, Italy with three important questions: Where am I?... How did I get here?... and most importantly… Who am I? It’s been two months since Lisa Green crawled barefoot and bleeding out of a terrible car accident. Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn’t lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland’s girlfriend. She is his prisoner. Gradually, Lisa remembers training and skills that she didn’t know she had and is able to make her escape. When a sheriff’s deputy finds her, she tells him she wants to report a missing person: herself.
What follows is a high-octane international chase, which involves US Border Control, the Sicilian mafia, and a shadowy organization specializing in trafficking infants taken from Syrian refugees and made available for adoption to wealthy American couples. Lisa, whose real name is Laura Pace, must figure out who she can trust and how to stay alive.
A special thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy. Review to follow.
"Douglas Schofield delivers the goods: a high-energy thriller that rockets effortlessly and convincingly from the Everglades to Sicily and points between, featuring richly drawn characters and a compelling, timely plot. Laura Pace is a refreshing protagonist, enigmatic, vulnerable and a kick-ass engine of justice."―Les Standiford, author of Last Train to Paradise and the John Deal series
"Readers will eagerly await Schofield's next mystery."―Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Douglas Schofield was raised and educated in British Columbia, where he earned degrees in History and Law. He has worked as a trial lawyer in Canada, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, prosecuting and defending hundreds of cases of serious crime and, more recently, conducting complex cross-border litigation. Douglas and his wife Melody live on Grand Cayman, along with their highly intelligent talking cat, Juno, who kindly permits them to share his home. Read More