The overnight ER rotation at Springer Hospital is a calm one, which suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine. While Toby is fiercely proud of the stripes she earned as a resident in a big-city ER, she’s come to appreciate the pace at Springer. But no hospital could have been prepared for the man Toby admits one quiet night. Delirious and in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain, he barely responds to treatment. And then he disappears without a trace. Under fire from the hospital administration for literally losing a patient, and fearful that she’s missed a life-threatening diagnosis, Toby knows she must find the patient. Her hunt is intensified when a second delirious patient dies in the hospital’s care. But even more chilling is the discovery that the infection can only be spread through direct tissue exchange.
Tess Gerritsen is one of my favourite authors within this genre. I seem to go through every emotion when I am reading one of her novels. I have had to stop books before as I was in the house myself and the house started to creak.
I love how she brings her medical knowledge to her books and I find this makes them unique and stand out in a genre where a lot of books are published. The medical references and scenes within the novel as brought to life through this medical knowledge and I think this adds to fear that comes with her books, as this could really happen.
This is a fast paced medical thriller that will keep you turning the pages until there are no more pages to turn. Her characters are well researched and help add to the mood of the novel. They all serve a purpose and you never know who is going to end up being the bad guy.
Overall a well written medical thriller from an author who is personal favourite of mine.