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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
Rita Avery has a husband and son ill with an unknown pathogen, birds are falling dead from the sky, it is hard to tell the good guys from the bad, and a disaster is looming. Rita is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery and solve the case as quickly as possible to save her family and all of the others who have been affected by this poison. As she investigates, the conspiracy becomes clear. It is obvious that there are Russian spies living in her community and planning bigger disasters that will cause even more havoc and death. Rita and her friends quickly find themselves in grave danger and their lives threatened, but it doesn’t stop them.
Deadly Payload will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading late into the night. Deadly Payload is the fourth book in the series. I did not read the first three (though I will be doing so now) but the book stood alone and on its own merit. Karen Randau has written a book that is in line with today's times; very believable and very good. There are many twists and turns and discoveries that were impossible to see coming before the mystery was solved. I believe all mystery, murder and conspiracy fans will really enjoy spending time with Rita, her husband, Cliff, crazy Mary, and the rest of the book’s characters. You will not be disappointed when reading Deadly Payload from beginning to end as the action never lets up.