Kendra Michaels had been born blind and for her first twenty years of her life her other senses became overly developed as a way for her to adapt without her sight. When a revolutionary medical procedure developed by England’s Night Watch Project became available to Kendra she finds herself being able to see for the first time in her life. Kendra with her newfound site began to work with law enforcement as a consultant with the help of her overly developed senses along with her new found sight.
Kendra receives a visit from Dr. Charles Waldridge who had been the one that returned Kendra’s sight and she didn’t think everything was well with him. That very night though the doctor that Kendra feels she owes everything to has come up missing so Kendra is determined to do whatever she can to find him before it’s to late. Making contact with those she’s worked with before Kendra jumps right into the investigation and won’t give up until she knows what happened.
Night Watch is the fourth book in the Kendra Michaels series by Iris Johansen. This however is the first of this series I’ve read so I was jumping in a bit blind myself as to what had gone on in the first three books. I think for the most part this one read fine as a standalone with the exception of possibly some background information on the characters. There are things mentioned here and there that I wasn’t sure if it had happened in previous books or was new information to the story but overall the author does a good job of catching the reader up on the series and characters making the read enjoyable.
This particular book in the series was full of the action that I have come to expect from an Iris Johansen story. Kendra is a strong, determined female lead that while she often seems a bit quirky she was extremely likable and fun to follow as she tried to solve the case. I don’t know what the previous books focused on but this one seemed to really drive Kendra to solve the case with her personal involvement with Dr. Waldridge.
Overall, another really solid read from Iris Johansen, action packed and intense all the way through.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.