There is only one thing that Morgan O'Brien, an investigator specialising in research fraud, hates more than a dishonest scientist, and that's her boss, Bob. So when a junior professor accuses a high-profile fisheries researcher of siphoning off funds for his own use, Morgan nabs the case. It has everything she could want: big money, big science, and big politics. Best of all, it means a trip to scenic Vancouver, and a week away from Bob. But once in Vancouver, Morgan is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about friendship, betrayal, and her unresolved past. As the investigation takes her from high-tech labs to a remote salmon creek, she also begins to see that there is much more than just money at stake.
Alex Brett has worked variously as a freelance science writer, laboratory technician, field research technician, and park naturalist. After almost ten years as a writer, editor, and press officer with the National Research Council of Canada, she decided it was time to have some real fun with science, and the Morgan O'Brien mysteries were born.