The White Iris (The Harvester #3) by Susanne Matthews-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 8, 2016
Time’s running out for Special Agent Trevor Clark and his FBI task force. They’re no closer to uncovering the identity of the Prophet, a dangerous serial killer who has been murdering new mothers and vanishing with their infants. If Trevor can’t unlock the clues, the killer’s threats to unleash what the FBI suspects is biological warfare could mean death for all of them. His only recourse is to swallow his pride and reach out to his former fiancée, the CDC’s renowned virologist, Dr. Julie Swift.
Two years ago, Julie ended their engagement after Trevor abandoned her when she needed him most. Now, faced with the possibility of the greatest epidemic since the Spanish flu, she has to put her faith and her safety, as well as that of countless others, into the hands of a man she doesn’t trust. Can they set aside their differences to stop the Prophet, and in doing so, will they find the love they lost?
From the streets of Boston to the wilds of Alaska, this thrilling conclusion to the Harvester Series takes several turns you won’t see coming!
REVIEW: The White Iris is book three and the final episode in the Harvester Series. This is the story of Trevor and Julie, and the conclusion of the Harvester/Prophet and the cult he ruled. The starting setting is Boston, where Agent Trevor Clark is leading the task force trying to find the Harvester/Prophet before he can make good on his threat to bring plagues upon people until they return his people who were rescued.
The story travels to Atlanta, where Dr. E.J. Swift (Julie) is a virologist for the CDC. We also travel to the great states of Alaska and Nevada as this thrilling tale unfolds. Our characters are working against the clock to stop what the madman calls the Great Burning. This is believed to be a biological weapon he’ll release against the US, or maybe the world.
There are cameo and small appearances of former characters in the other books. Rob and Faye Hallister from the first book The White Carnation along with Jacob Andrews and Lilith Munroe from the last book The White Lily. Each book can stand alone, but enjoyment of the full story is better when read in order.
This story gives us the twisty and suspenseful ride to finding the Prophet/Harvester and stopping the virus that has been designed to kill millions of innocent people for the Great Burning.
As always, this is very well written by the talented author Susanne Matthews. She uses conflict between the hero and heroine to move the story along and entice you into trying to think of ways to keep them together. The twists are many and scary. The plot is so well done and thrilling up to the last page! The pace is fast, but also frustrating as the villains often escape.
This series has been a twisty and terrifying ride. Each book has added to the complete story and none lacked anything on its own.
Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and settle in for a great conclusion to a marvelous story. Enjoy everyone.
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Reviewed by Georgianna