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Forensic nurse Timmie Leary is the newest member of the emergency room staff at Memorial Medical Center in Puckett, Missouri. Timmie may look like an outsider in this backwater town, but she's actually come home again after a bad marriage and an exhausting stint at a Los Angeles hospital. Timmie quickly gains her coworkers' respect for her split-second reactions on the job. Yet even Timmie is stunned when the ex-husband of one of her fellow nurses turns up in the ER with the flu and leaves in a body bag. Timmie is far away from the perilous streets of L.A., but something just as deadly is festering nearby beneath the glossy surface of Restcrest, the hospital's highly regarded senior citizen care-and-research facility - where Timmie's father is the latest patient. Restcrest patients are suddenly piling up in the hospital morgue, and old age isn't reason enough to explain these tragedies or the rash of other mysterious deaths Timmie encounters in her new job. Adding to the dangerous mix is the attempted shooting of the hospital's golden-boy administrator, enough bureaucratic red tape to wrap a full-body cast, and the fact that Timmie's the only one in the hospital who is fighting to find out the truth. In her search for answers, Timmie joins forces with Daniel Murphy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with a bad case of burnout and a gig at a local paper. But as their investigation promises to rocket Murphy back to the big leagues, it also threatens to suck Timmie into a chilling conspiracy of corruption and murder that could destroy her friendships, her family, and any hope she has of rebuilding her life.
Another great medical thriller from Eileen Dreyer!
Emergency room urse Timmie Leary is searching for peace in Puckett, Missouri. But what she quickly discovers in the small town E. R. doesn't help her sleep any better than before. Too many people are entering the hospital and leaving it dead. And noboy seems worried but her.
Nobody excpept hotshot journalist Daniel Murphy who can smell a prize-winning story at fifty feet. They're both outsiders in this tidy, tight little town, which doesn't make it any easier to find out what's going on. As Timmie gets sucked into a chilling-brew of corruption and murder, she's not the only person at risk. Her entire family and her dearest friends are in the path of someone evil who doesn't care how many go down, just as long as Timmie is the next victim.
Emergency room nurse Timmie Leary is searching for peace in Puckett, Missouri. But what she quickly discvers in the small town Er doesn't help her sleep any better than before. Too many people are entering the hospital and leaving it dead. And nobody but her seems concerned.
Emergency room nurse Timmie Leary is searching for peace in Puckett, Missouri. But what she quickly discovers in the small town E.R. doesn't help her sleep any better than before. Too many peope are entering the hospital and leaving it dead. And nobody seems worried but her.
Timmie has been a forensic nurse in LA. She moves back home to a small town and finds people are being killed but no one seems to mind except her. And they don't want her to mind. Very good story
I usually like Eileen Dreyer's medical mysteries but this one dragged so bad and was so boring for most of it that I had to force myself to finish it. I really liked Timmie Leary (Traumawoman, Forensics Fairy and Death investigator) and reporter Daniel Murphy. They were both well-fleshed out characters with interesting pasts and somewhat promising futures...eventually. The whole "who's killing the elderly residents of the alzheimer's ward" plot was boring as hell. I think this book could easily have been culled to less than 300 pages and not suffered any. I did like the last third of the book when the action finally started and the suspects were finally narrowed down to a manageable level. I was surprised at the culprit since I had totally chosen the wrong one. An ok book but not as good as her other novels.