Nothing seems to be going right for Dr. Lisa Brockman. The fertility clinic where she works has come under suspicion of egg switching, and all the staff members are being monitored.

Meanwhile, her relationship with suave Doctor Matthew Gordon, the clinics founder, is at a standstill, with her feelings definitely cooling while his are heating up. More importantly, Lisa, an adoptee, has learned that her adoption may not have followed Jewish religious law and, as such, she may not technically even be Jewish.

Things go from bad to worse when a young egg donor is found murdered, with the suspicion focused on anyone connected with the clinic. Someone is out to destroy the clinic and the work it does, with the next target being Lisa.

FERTILE GROUND is a fascinating book with a wonderful story, sympathetic characters, and absorbing facts about infertility, fertility management, and Jewish law regarding adoptions. Entertaining and informative, this book shows why Rochelle Krich is one of todays top suspense writers. (Mar., 416 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg