When three women--all patients at Memorial Hospital, insured by Health First, and candidates for bone-marrow transplants--die mysteriously, several people set out to find, or cover up, the murderer(s). The setters-out include forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, detective Jake Sinclair, and Karl Rimer, who, according to official records, died in Vietnam. A faceless, fingertipless man serves as the thread that ties much of this fascinating, fast-moving story together, while artistic blue-and-gold tattoos furnish links for the pursuers. When Joanna's car is pushed over a cliff, breathless but believable chase scenes follow. Homeless Emma saves the day several times but gets her brains blown out. Joanna, Jake, Karl, and two of the Health First higher-ups finally come together in the research tower, and Emma's old Mace can helps to keep the subsequent deaths on the right side. The three woman patients died, it turns out, in the name of cost-containment, which makes this thriller a thought-provoking glimpse into what controlled, if not managed, care may soon offer us all.
If you like Robin Cook, you'll love reading this one!
Excellent medical thriller involving Dr. Joanna Blalock and her ex-lover, Detective Jake Sinclair, who reluctantly provides assistance in solving sudden, suspicious patient deaths at the Los Angeles Memorial Hospital. This series is great!
Another good thriller by Leonard Goldberg
This was a really good medical mystery. It kept you guessing until the end.
This story was a suspenceful thriller and I just couldn't put down the book. It was a fast read for me and I thought about the story throughout the day, everyday while I was read this book. That's how good this story was. I am looking forward to reading the other stories by Leonard S. Goldburg.