Nick of Time (Paperback)
|Author: Tim Downs|
|"Forensic entomologist Nick Polchack lives in a world of maggots and blow flies and decomposing bodies. No wonder he''s still single. But Nick has finally found a woman as strange as he is--dog trainer Alena Savard, a woman who is odd, reclusive and can seemingly talk to animals. It was a match made in heaven. Nick and Alena are scheduled to be married on Saturday--but there''s one small problem, Nick has disappeared. Caught up in a murder case involving an old friend, Nick finds himself on a manhunt that''s drawing him farther and farther from the church where Alena is waiting. But will he make it back in time? Could Nick''s single-minded focus cause him to forget his own wedding? Is he really pursuing a killer, or is he running away from something else?" -- p.  of cover.|
From the Publisher:
Tying the knot may be the toughest thing Nick Polchak has ever tried to do.
Nick Polchak is comfortable with bugs. Their world is orderly. He knows where he stands and exactly how to interpret the signs they give him. But a fiancee and an upcoming wedding? Not so much.
That's why-a mere four days before the nupitals-Nick finds himself driving to Philadelphia for the monthly meeting of the Vidocq society. Being among a group of forensic professionals consulting on cold cases will surely allow him to feel useful and normal.
But while there he discovers that a close friend has been murdered . . . and in classic Nick style, begins to follow the trail of evidence rather than returning to his fiancee. Fearing that his one-track mind won't lead him home by Saturday, Alena and three of her dogs go to track him down.
When she finally finds him, nothing is as Alena expected . . . because the twists in this case will suprise even the most dedicated Bug Man fans.