Panic Author:Echo Heron PANIC ON WARD EIGHT Only hours ago teenager Iris Hersh was in perfect health. Now she hovers near death, pulse racing, temperature soaring, ravaged by a virus that medical science has never before encountered--and doesn't know how to stop. As an entire hospital staff fights for Iris's waning life, the disease claims another victim. Then another.... more » Wondering why this rogue virus seems so curiously selective, charge nurse Adele Monsarrat joins forces with Detective Tim Rittman, hoping to contain a potentially raging epidemic--before it spreads out into an unsuspecting world. . . .« less
Protags: Adele Monsorrat
Setting: Ellis Hospital, Ward Eight, around San Francisco
1st Sentence: "The freckle-faced teen tapped her fingers against the crystals hanging from the antique lamp."
Echo Heron writes a knowledgeable medical thriller, a critical-care nurse herself. They're fun and quick paced with a likeable protag, Adele and her vegitarian dog Nelson. There is a cast of likeable and quite dislikeable characters in this book along with a nasty substance that I'm glad was made up because I'd hate to think of it ending up in my applesauce. Great reading for a winter blah day.
A strange medical thriller. Lots of medical jargon. "A big city hospital, a rogue virus and no cure in sight". Interesting book. This is for the people like medical terms and big city ways. I would read it again.