The Bug Man Suspense Bundle is a 3-in-1 set of eBooks from author Tim Downs: First the Dead, Less than Dead, and Ends of the Earth.
This series follows Nick Polchak, a quirky forensic entomologist known as The Bug Man, as he works to uncover murders using his expert knowledge of bugs.
In First the Dead Nick tries to find a killer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrinaâs attack on New Orleans. But the more he digs the strongerâand deadlierâthe resistance becomes. Nick is there to collect bodies, and he's going to do just thatâespecially when he starts finding bodies that were clearly dead before the hurricane. He understands that all forensic evidence will soon disintegrate in the hot, contaminated water . . . and he knows that's exactly what the killer wants to happen.
Nick has finally met his match in Less than Dead. When a grave is discovered on property owned by the front-running candidate for the next presidential election, the FBI immediately becomes involved. The graves then vanish and Nick follows local legend to the bizarre Alena who keeps to herself in the mountains of Northern Virginia, training cadaver dogs. Together they discover that this small townâand the presidential-hopefulâhave closets full of skeletons.As Ends of the Earth unfolds, Nick struggles to protect a victimâs family from agro-terrorists in North Carolina. After dissecting the remains of a bale of marijuana scattered in the tomato fields, Nick learns that the South American marijuana is strangely infested with a common North Carolina insect: the tobacco hornworm. To further confound the mystery, the bugs are infected with a fungus from Asia, and Nick begins to suspect his victim wasn't killed because of the marijuana, but because of the insects it contained. He then discovers that a vicious agricultural scheme is underway to cripple US corn and ethanol production.
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September 12, 2011
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