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Toxic Deception by K.C. Gillis

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Chesterfield Press
Source: Damppebbles
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Strange symptoms. Bloody secrets. Can one reporter solve a medical mystery before she ends up in a body bag?
Jordan Reed put her world on hold to hunt down corruption. So when the gutsy journalist gets tipped off about blood money changing hands at a pharmaceutical factory, she dives into the story. With an otherwise healthy worker dropping dead of multiple organ failure, Jordan suspects something far more sinister than a simple accident…
Daring to go up against big pharma, she gains an ally on the inside and recruits two friends to join the investigation. But after a string of false leads and tight-lipped witnesses, she ties her case to disturbingly similar evidence in a medical trial on the other side of the globe. And if she doesn’t expose the lethal conspiracy soon, Jordan is terrified she and her team could be the next victims of the lethal cover-up.
Can Jordan take down a greedy corporation before they sacrifice more lives in the drive for profit?


My Thoughts

Jordan Reed is a journalist at a small newspaper, now she has received a weird newspaper obituary she can’t stay away and she starts to investigate, be prepared because it’s big, really big!
The story is mainly told by Jordan, her investigation and guesses, but she will have the help of her best friend (the owner of a bar) and a CDC expert, but also a good friend. The three of them will risk their lives investigating this case, but after discovering the truth it’s obvious that they have to tell the world about their discoveries and everything has been worth it!
I read this book in one sit, short chapters and an interesting plot made me eager for more since the first page. The story is full of science details, I always want to know the scientific details of the illnesses and in this case I loved it!
The only thing that I felt that it didn’t match with the story was that Jordan was too trusting, in the beginning it was evident that she didn’t know to whom she was “fighting” but once all the cards were showed, she still trusted everyone! Maybe I am an untrustworthy person, but I thought a journalist always checks everything and doesn’t share the news to everyone before the story is fully checked! I hope that after this article she will learn to be more careful. I’ll have to admit that I spend almost half of the book shouting at her that she shouldn’t be so trusting so, but sadly she didn’t listen to me…
Having said this, I really hope this will not be the only “case” Jordan will investigate, because I really enjoyed the read and all the twists on the plot! And I can’t wait either to discover a little bit more of her and her exciting life!
Toxic Deception will be the read you need at the stressful moments, to disconnect and let Jordan take the lead, you only have to follow her. Ready?


About The Author

K.C. (Kevin) Gillis is the author of the Jordan Reed mystery series. Despite being a lifelong lover of stories and books, writing took a distant back seat as his professional career travelled through the Canadian Air Force, a decade as a chemist, followed by a long and continuing run in corporate America. With writing no longer in the back seat (but not quite yet in the front seat), Kevin how has the Jordan Reed series well under way. His personal interests focus on endurance and water sports.
Having grown up in the Canadian Maritimes, he now lives in the US northeast with his wife, teenagers and a pair of black cats.