Excellent medical mystery featuring Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe and her ER staff.
Medical thriller. ER doctor saves lives every day, but can't save a fellow doctor who is apparently a suicide. Why she did it haunts the doctor,leading her into darkness. Good story.
"Dr Evelyn Sutcliffe works and thrives in an urban warzone--battling death every day in the ER of Manhattan's University Hospital. But even her superior skill cannot save Shellery Reinish--a fellow doctor, a close friend and apparant suicide--dead from a drug overdose. This the time Reaper has won, leaving Evelyn distraught and devastated, and questioning her abilititeis as a healer.
Or was it suicide after all?"
Excellent page turner, I finished it in a single weekend and the ending was nowhere near what I expected.
a who dunit in the hospital and why with Dr Evelyn Sutcliffe before she is the next victim!
Why would a youg doctor,who is married and about to become a mother commit suicide. Her best friend
will find out what really happened. A true Medical Mystery.
A suspense-packed, hard-edged tale of the real world in one of New York's big hospitals, this first novel by a medical technician has good credentials as an authentic medical thriller. Evelyn Sutcliffe, M.D., resident in emergency medicine, is on duty when her colleague, Dr. Shelley Reinish, is brought in to the emergency room by her frantic husband; she is comatose from an overdose of medication, apparently a suicide attempt. Attempts to save her life fail and Evelyn grieves for this friend who had a brillant future in surgery. Drawn into the case is Evelyn's lover and Dr. Reinish's psychiatrist, Phil Carchiollo. Did he have clues that Shelley was contemplating suicide? Or was her death murder? Stories of bizarre behavior in the operating room lead a shaken Evelyn to other discoveries about the dead surgeon. Tales of her eccentric conduct with staff doctors and talk of an expose she was writing that contained provocative interviews with her peers are mysterious developments. When Evelyn's own investigation turns up some horrifying surprises it becomes clear that Shelley's life was not as placid as everyone believed. Riveting prose tends to redeem occasional wordy passages of medicalese (anesthesia to the uninitiated) and the setting is authentic and the characters believable. Though now and again melodramatic, the story unfolds at a forceful clip.
Why would Shelley Reinish- a healthy, talented, young surgeon with a good marriage-take her own life? It is a question that haunts Dr. Sutcliffe, one that is leading her into the dark corners of the medical world towards terrifying secrets yhat reside in the darkest recesses of the human.
And the next life that she must fight to save will be her own...