Cara C. PutmanThomas Nelson / 2021 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$12.994.5 out of 5 stars for Lethal Intent. View reviews of this product. 39 Reviews
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Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5DRAMAMay 24, 2021Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3My thoughts: Kara Putman is well known for her legal thrillers and this one had a touch of medical drama included. There is an already in place romance, lots of girl time, and plenty of suspense. There were some untied threads that I would like to know the answer to, but all in all this was a satisfactory legal suspense and medical drama. If you like a more serious book, this is one to consider. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
Perrianne4 Stars Out Of 5High Powered Attorney Suspense/Medical SuspenseMarch 17, 2021PerrianneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Attorney Caroline Bragg is at her wits end with her new job as a high powered attorney for a research lab for genetic therapies. She is dancing on the edge of a serious relationship with former football star Brandon Lancaster.
Brandon is potentially a conflict of interest for her job on more than one level and his foster children's home seems to be a mutual interest they have. I liked Caroline but her job was extremely intense and her boss not very open or friendly. Brandon was friendly and easy going but was up to his eyeballs in the foster home and the laws kept changing and working against his original plan of keeping foster siblings together. Both main characters did not have a good childhood so that was one thing they really had in common. Expect lots of surprises with this one and it is pretty intense so be forewarned. Trigger Warning If you have or are close to a family with a seriously ill child, you might want to skip this one.
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Regina JenningsOklahoma5 Stars Out Of 5Sophisticated and EnthrallingMarch 3, 2021Regina JenningsOklahomaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lethal Intent is a chilling medical mystery that I couldn't stop thinking about. Unlike most whodunits, Putman's characters face real ethical dilemmas that have no easy answers. Sophisticated and enthralling, Lethal Intent should be your next read.
Stardust FiddleAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Terrible HopeFebruary 16, 2021Stardust FiddleAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"So this was what Praecursoria did. Offered terrible hope to those who had none."
As interested as I am in forensics, legal thrillers have never been on my list of genres to read. It's not that I have no interest at all in reading fiction from a legal perspective, but more of a time issue and concern over finding an author who would not ruin my first experience and turn me off of the genre before I'd even begun. However, the name Cara Putnam kept coming up in my Christian book groups, and finally I decided to take the plunge and see for myself what the buzz was about. And I am so glad that I did, proving to myself that I should not wait so long to step out of my comfort zone in the future!
One of the main points that initially drew me to "Lethal Intent" is the medical aspect. That familiarity made it easier for me to transition to a genre different than what I usually read, but I would like to emphasize that regardless of the reader's knowledge of medicine or law (or lack thereof), Cara Putnam writes in a way that is easy to comprehend. Any foreknowledge might make for a slightly quicker reading experience, but everything is explained within the text. Furthermore, Putnam accomplishes this without making the reader feel alienated or as if they're reading a textbook. Due to the fact that this part of the plot deals with revolutionary genetic therapy research and trials, the story, albeit fictional, raises valid and pertinent concerns that are already and will continue to be a major factor in our society. Through the circumstances addressed in "Lethal Intent", Putnam flags the ethical and legal ramifications concomitant with genetic engineering.
Alongside the legal and scientific features of the plot is a friendship that is turning into romance between two individuals who have each experienced the trauma of difficult pasts and rejection. Lawyer Caroline Bragg takes a job with Praecursoria, a company whose research is on the cutting edge of genetic therapy, unaware that her close friend Brandon Lancaster is an investor. To avoid insider trading, she is unable to discuss her work with him, even when it involves one of the kids from his foster home group for siblings, Almost Home. Something doesn't seem quite right, but Caroline can't figure out what the problem might be, and her colleagues don't seem very forthcoming. Perhaps for good reason.
Complete with discussion questions, "Lethal Intent" provides a thought-provoking, compelling, and at times heartbreaking glimpse into the rapidly developing field of genetic therapies. There is a light but unmistakable Christian element that provides the moral framework for the main characters and a thread of hope throughout challenging and life-changing situations. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys legal thrillers, suspense, medical thrillers, or mysteries, as well as to anyone interested in genetic engineering and the enormous impact it has on everyone involved.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Exciting Legal and Medical ThrillerFebruary 3, 2021Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lethal Intent is an exciting legal and medical thriller with rich levels of intensity. Cara Putman has put together a complex story with a fascinating cast of character.s
From the very beginning the story is full of tension and suspense. Lots of questions arise that bring twists and turns where the answers are not obvious. There were points where I got a little bogged down with the medical and scientific aspects of the story, but there was enough explanation to help me work through those spots and learn some interesting information along the way.
I recommend Lethal Intent to fans of well-crafted thrillers. This is not a quick, light read but is definitely worth the concentration required.
While most of the major themes in the story were tied up in the conclusion, there were a couple of loose ends left hanging. I would love to learn the rest of the story in a future book.
Thanks to Celebrate Lit for providing a copy of Lethal Intent. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.