Adeline Donovan thought she had her life planned out and was soon to marry. When her plans took an abrupt turn, she was devastated, but also willing to accept the opportunity to follow a bigger dream – that of becoming a forensic nurse examiner. Her dream becomes her reality, while living in historic Fell’s Point in Baltimore, with her best friend Rachel.
Toluidine (tol-u-deen) Blue encompasses the collaborative efforts between law enforcement and forensic nurse examiners. Forensic nurses bridge the gap between the criminal element to the criminal justice system by collecting valuable evidence that is easily lost when the victim is the crime scene.
Praise for the book:
“Embedded within the fictional drama, an interesting and detailed perspective concerning medical forensic examinations relating to criminal acts and the importance to preserve and protect evidence for the judicial process. The reader travels step by step from the initial exam to court room proceedings. Stories range from assault, murder, and sexual violation, each demonstrating the value of observing and collecting evidence from the crime scene, the victim, and, when possible, the suspect. Criminal investigators can learn the important contribution of physical forensic examination of injuries and evidence for identifying and connecting a suspect with his/her criminal activity.” (Milt Laughland, retired FBI analyst)