"Murder at Naughton Pharms" is a crime story with humorous edges. It starts out with the everyday zaniness at a drug research facility in Fargo, North Dakota. When our hero Kelly gets a complaint about an old guy asleep in one of the women's barracks, it turns out to be the company COO, and that's just the start. More
Naughton Pharmaceuticals is a busy, sometimes chaotic place as scores of test subjects undergo clinical trials. Two more managers are knocked off and Kelly becomes a suspect. This threatens his dream of becoming a police officer right when he's about to take the preliminary exams. Meanwhile, his boss makes him an offer almost too good to refuse, perhaps hoping Kelly will overlook shady dealings. It's tempting, but does Kelly really want to abandon his law enforcement ambitions? Ultimately, he discovers the surprising murderer, and more importantly, a much greater danger.
on July 9, 2017 :
Plenty of merit for description of work at a pharmaceutical testing lab. Less merit for male/female relationships. Unfortunately ends in an exciting but unlikely crisis. My rating, therefore, is a tad on the generous side.
Maybe the author's next book…
(review of free book)
on March 5, 2016 :
I liked the hero and the setting of this mystery. It is also somewhat of an expose of the pharma industry.