I read this book in a day, and I do not agree with the other reviewers. The book was not realistic. In one section, the main detective was slapping around a drug dealer tryibng to get information, and in another he and his partner were hurrying off to meet this dealer and they were eating hamburgers and drinking beer in the car. I was in total awe of the lack of forensics or even the mention of a computer and I would hate to think that drug use and smoking were that widespread in a hospital. It reminded me of fiction from the 50's and 60's. It just seemed silly to me. I guess I like my mysteries a bit darker and more believable.
British nurse/PI Kate Kinsella is involved in a twisting case of murder and revenge. Hired by the mother of a young man suspected of murdering a nurse in a neighboring clinic, Kate takes the dead woman's job to find out who else might have had a motive for the killing. After the mistress of a doctor at the clinic is also found dead, Kate's investigation takes a turn into the past, probing the disappearance of another doctor's wife. Complications and deaths increase as Kate loses her client, pursues another in order to stay on the case and then loses that one too. While the plot occasionally threatens to slip out of Green's grasp, the narrative is kept on track by Kate's winning personality--she is a refreshing combination of lazy, rash, bright, inept and brave--and by her relationship with her landlord and sometime-partner, undertaker Hubert Humbertson. This is a saucy modern mystery in classic British vein.
Gripping medical story, keeps you intriged until the end. If you like medical mysteries, this author is for you!
I really enjoyed this book, as well as several others by this author. I had read all the Medical Thrillers by Robin Cook, Peter Clement, and Michael Palmer, and was looking for another author that I enjoyed. Leonard Goldberg fills the bill!
another good mystery from Goldberg
Murder is epidemic - in the scalpel-sharp medical thriller.