Two books, Call After Midnight, 273 pages (copywrite 1987) and Under the Knife, 277 pages (1990), bound as one. Both well writen, one international espionage, and the other, a medical mystery.
"Call After Midnight" -- Newlywed Sarah Fontaine has just received the news that every wife fears: her husband of two months has died abroad in a hotel fire. Yet convinced he's still alive, Sarah forges an alliance with Nick O'Hara from the U.S. State Department that has the two of them crisscrossing Europe on a desperate search for signs of life.
"Under The Knife" -- For attorney David ransom, it begins as an open-and-shut case: malpractice. Then Dr. Kate Chesne storms into his office daring him to seek out the truth - that she's being framed. When another patient turns up dead, David starts to believe her.
I enjoy reading Tess Gerritsen. Her books are hard to put down.
I was a little disappointed at goofy romance angle. I have read other books by Gerritsen that were just good mysteries. Guess I should have paid attention to the "Harlequin" tag.
Call After Midnight:
This was a good story overall. A lot of times, I was amazed at how well the author can blend her thrillers in with a romance and stitch it all together for a great read. The espionage story-line was done really well.
Under the Knife:
Couldn't put it down. This author does an amazing job with her medical thrillers due to her background in knowing what's she talking about. A great read!
Originally published in 1986 and 1990, back when she thought it was OK to hint that a man could possibly be a decent human being.
Two great books in one! Thrillers with some romance mixed in.