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Publisher: Barclay Books, LLC
Release Date: January 2003
ISBN: 1931402043
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Reviewer: Nancy Mehl
Reviewer Notes: Extremely rough language and explicit material. Reviewer Nancy Mehl is the author of Graven Images and Sinner's Song.

Off Pace
By Brittan Barclay  

      Meagan is a registered nurse who isn’t sure if her career is headed in the right direction. When she’s offered a lucrative position with a company that sells pacemakers to doctors, she jumps at the chance. Her natural enthusiasm and knowledge make her an invaluable representative for MetraLink. What’s more, she’ll be able to stay in the medical field and make more money than she ever dreamed possible.

      However, working conditions soon begin to deteriorate. The man she works for is cheating her and the other reps hate her. Inflated egos and incompetent doctors complicate an already confusing situation. She fights hard to stay on top but begins to wonder if the price she’s paying for financial success is too high. Then, when people around her begin to die under unusual circumstances, Meagan becomes suspicious. Is a serial killer on the loose? Is Meagan marked for death?

      Brittan Barclay has crafted a novel that exposes the underbelly of the medical profession. An intricate plot is complemented with interesting details that bring a rich realism to the overall story. But be warned; this novel is full of continual rough and explicit language, and for the most part, the characters around Meagan are morally bankrupt and emotionally unappealing. These aspects were a bit much for me.

      Though Off Pace is not everyone’s cup of tea, I am certainly impressed with Brittan Barclay’s abilities as a writer and storyteller. Ms. Barclay will be around for a while and is certainly a writer to keep an eye on!

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