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Deadly Undertakings

Deadly Undertakings [Kindle Edition]

Gregg Luke

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Being an assistant to the state medical examiner in Salt Lake City might sound like a dead-end job, but Rebekah Smith loves the mystery and challenge of determining the cause of death in the bodies delivered to their morgue.

Tutored by her friend and boss, Dr. Sandeep Mahesh, she gains understanding not only for her job but also for how to mask her own troubled past.

While analyzing the corpse of a one-hundred-year-old woman, Rebekah discovers some disturbing elements: not only was the deceased woman a healthy centenarian, but she was also embalmed before anyone discovered she’d passed away. When two identical cases surface, Rebekah enlists the help of her boyfriend, special investigations officer Josh Logan. Together they uncover shocking truths about the bizarre deaths, which eventually lead them to a nightmarish revelation they weren’t prepared for. Yet unknowingly, the more they reveal, the closer they come to being the killer’s next guinea pigs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications; 1st edition (1 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008J2KTWA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! 1 Mar 2013
By pennyfarthing - Published on
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Great writing and a fun read. It's clean too! Gregg can tell a wonderful story. Great for anyone who loves to read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a page turner. 8 Feb 2013
By Donna Butler - Published on
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While the medical examiner terminology and description was at a "CSI" level, I would certainly recommend this book as a keeper. The story kept me not wanting to put the book down.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun thriller 17 Jan 2013
By fozz - Published on
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This book had a lot of things to stretch our mind and really get your imagination working. A real good book
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Gregg Luke! 7 Jan 2013
By Lexie A. Hogan - Published on
I have to admit that I am usually not a fan of the horror or "scary" genre. Yes, I admit that I am a chicken but I also don't like how many of these stories have overly graphic images. Fortunately, Deadly Undertakings had just the right amount of "creepiness" without crossing the line to horror. And that is what I liked so much about it! I also liked the fact that this book was completely unique and creative in the LDS fiction genre.

Deadly Undertakings had such a good villain! He definitely creeped me out and was completely crazy. But I love how the author humanized hin just enough to also make me feel sorry for him because bad guys that you can sympathize with are the creepiest of all!

As with all Gregg Luke medical mysteries, I am impressed with the level of knowledge and research that went in to making this book realistic. Some of the descriptions of autoposies and dead bodies were definitely cringe-worthy but they helped give the book an authentic feel.

And of course, I appreciated the underlying romance. I liked how even though Rebekah and Josh were already dating when the story began, the focus was on the growth of their relationship instead of on the "getting together" part. It was a nice change of pace from most books.

In my opinion, Deadly Undertakings is definitely Gregg Luke's best novel to date! If you like mystery and crime thrillers, then put this one next on your to-be-read pile (and don't forget to read it under the covers with a flashlight!)
1.0 out of 5 stars was fun to read 25 Dec 2012
By Jodi - Published on
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I really like Gregg Luke's books. This one was good as well. It had some surprises. A fun read for anyone.
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