The Silent Assassin
Author: Lori Andrews
Published: May 15, 2007 by St. Martin's Minotaur
Main Character: Dr. Alexandra Blake
When a John Doe with a bayonet would 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 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, and political intrigue that opens old wounds from the Vietnam war and put the U.S. President as risk.