The Bodhi King Novels
After solving a series of unexplained deaths in Pittsburgh several years ago, Dr. Bodhi King retreated from the limelight. Now, he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys. Relatively healthy residents of a nursing home are dying in the middle of the night, expressions of terror etched on their faces.
Reluctant and cautious, the devout Buddhist soon finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of anger, blame, and death. Members of the Golden Island Church have a furtive agenda to protect. The dying Cuban-Americans have long-held secrets of their own. And everyone seems to have a reason to stop Bodhi from bringing the truth to light.
Dr. Bodhi King returns in Lonely Path, the second book in the gripping medical thriller series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller. When forensic pathology consultant Bodhi King is invited to present a paper at a national conference, he runs into a fellow presenter and old flame, Dr. Eliza Rollins. It's been more than a decade since Bodhi broke her heart, and the devout Buddhist convinces Dr. Rollins to join him for dinner so he can make amends.
On the way back to the hotel after their meal, they encounter a dazed young woman with no memory of who she is or what's happened to her. Their efforts to help her lead to a horrifying discovery in the woods that will force them to put aside their past to help the woman reclaim her life.
Forensic pathology consultant Dr. Bodhi King arrives at a secluded Buddhist monastery for a much-needed silent retreat. But his respite is interrupted by the discovery in the nearby mountains of a corpse of an unknown middle-aged man with no identifying marks.
The puzzle of his death is compounded when Bodhi finds a trunk in the basement of the monastery containing anonymized personal effects, a weapon, and journal written in code. And, if the monks or their visitors know anything, well, they aren't talking. It's up to Bodhi to solve a murder with international implications.
DNA evidence doesn't lie. Except when it does.
When a man is murdered in his bed, DNA evidence conclusively identifies the killer. The only problem? He's currently serving a life sentence for murdering the man's wife more than six years earlier.
The medical examiner's office turns to forensic pathologist Bodhi King for help. But Bodhi's conflicted: he worked on the original case before his retirement.
As Bodhi untangles the web of evidence, his quest for clarity calls his former colleagues' work into question and leads him down a dangerous path of secrets, lies, and violence. And his commitment to the truth may prove fatal.