“J.A. Schneider began her writing career in the mystery/suspense genre with EMBRYO, a medical thriller that went viral in a matter of months. She followed up with EMBRYO 2: CROSSHAIRS, which is a sequel that begins where the first EMBRYO left her readers breathless. In Embryo 2, Jill Raney, obstetrical intern, suffers from heights due to her terrifying experience in the denouement of Embryo.
The author has given a unique twist to the antagonist in Crosshairs. The purpose of his obsession lends a particular eeriness to the story that held my interest and kept me reading. That is probably one disadvantage of writing a mesmerizing story. It takes so long to write, edit, format, and publish; then the reader becomes so engrossed in the story, she finishes it in one sitting, closes the cover (figuratively speaking, these days) and says, "Next, please."
Jill's love interest, David Levine, is her rock of support as she works to overcome her fear of heights while they attempt to find a killer obsessed with stopping specific research at the hospital. These two strongly-written characters are making a place for themselves among the list of teams in the suspense genre, holding their own against the likes of Tess Gerritson's Rizzoli and Isles; and Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino.
Why did the killer carve the letters "HID" into the skin of his victims? is the question. The answer will lead you to the killer's identity, and to his motives. ”