God Player Author:Robin Cook From the consummate master of techno-horror comes a spellbinding novel of medicine gone bad. — It starts as the marriage of true minds--two gifted young physicians burning with the will to heal, soul mates as well as lovers. From that first moment in the medical center when pathology resident Cassandra Cassidy meets brillant cardiac surgeon Thoma... more »s Kingsley, she knows they are meant to be together. Forced by a deteriorating eye condition to switch from her chosen field to psychiatry, Cassandra needs the support and approval the charismatic doctor sso passionately offers; and Thomas, privileged only child of a banker-industrialist, finds in the beautiful and vulnerable girl the boundless devotion he so desparately requires.
But as Thomas continues his meteoric rise, what should have been fairy-tale happiness begins to disintergrate. Saintly to an adoring public. Thomas is something other to the woman who loves him-an erratic and hostile stranger whose inexplicable rages and bizarre behavior are increasingly disturbing.
As the solidity of Cassandra's marriage begins to crumble, the dependable security of the hospital world around her seems equally menaced: Cassandra is convinced that someone is killing terminal patients - someone who holds the power of life and death in his hands and who wields it like the angel of death.
Against her husband's furious objections, Cassandra takes it upon herself to stop the killings even as she fights to save her marriage. Only after she stumbles upon a terrifying discovery is she forced to realize that her dreams have metamorphosed into nightmares and that her search for the truth has opened the floodgates of unimaginable horror.« less