First the Dead

First the Dead

Book - 2007
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When a national disaster strikes, "first the living" is the rule.
Unless you're the Bug Man.
When Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans, forensic entomologist Nick Polchak signs up to help with the recovery effort. He is known as the Bug Man for his knowledge of insects and what they can reveal about the dead. The government's mandate is clear--rescue the living first, recover the dead later.
But something is very wrong in the toxic soup-bowl of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Someone is using the cover of disaster to kill . . . hiding the victims of murder in the same watery grave as the victims of Katrina.
It's a tale only the dead can tell. But no one besides the Bug Man is listening.

" . . . stands out from the pack of CSI-inspired mysteries with its quirky hero and creative handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster."

--"Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2007.
ISBN: 9781595540249
1595540245
Characteristics: 363 p. ;,25 cm.

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cmfrakes
Jul 18, 2016

I did not enjoy this book in the series as much as the others so far (reading in order), mainly because it contained little to no humorous bits that can be found in the previous books. It was so dragged out that my main thought was, is it over yet?

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1oneup
Nov 24, 2015

Forensic entomologist

I didn't know what this one until I started reading the Bug Man series. Interesting, entertaining and educational.

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jackandbean
Aug 28, 2013

Very detailed descriptions of the tragic after effects of Katrina and very well writen.

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