My Soul to Take

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When Dr. Suzannah Lord encounters the dashing and charismatic artist Andrew Dugan at a gallery opening, he makes a heartrending plea for help, which forces Suzannah to confront a dark memory from her own past and a medical experiment gone terribly wrong. Once an aspiring young neurosurgeon ablaze with talent and ambition Suzannah was forced to sacrifice her dream and settle for general surgery after she rebuffed the advances of a brilliant and well-connected researcher, Dr. Roland Lancaster. Now Dr. Lancaster has...
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When Dr. Suzannah Lord encounters the dashing and charismatic artist Andrew Dugan at a gallery opening, he makes a heartrending plea for help, which forces Suzannah to confront a dark memory from her own past and a medical experiment gone terribly wrong. Once an aspiring young neurosurgeon ablaze with talent and ambition Suzannah was forced to sacrifice her dream and settle for general surgery after she rebuffed the advances of a brilliant and well-connected researcher, Dr. Roland Lancaster. Now Dr. Lancaster has made it big - achieving international recognition for developing a microchip that, when implanted in the brain, can restore sight in even those blind from birth. The FDA is just steps away from approving the technique when the desperate artist begs Suzannah for help. According to Dugan and other experimental patients, one of the agonizing side effects of the microchip is the ability to see into the future with terrifying results. Knowing her to be one of the few who worked on the microchip, Dugan asks Suzannah to operate on him and remove it - even if it means total loss of sight and the end of his career. Soon, however, Suzannah realizes with ominous certainty that she is being stalked by someone who does not want the operation to succeed. Only shrewdness and courage can protect her from a ruthless killer whose cruel design is opposite from everything Suzannah stands for. Steven Spruill has written a terrifying woman-in-jeopardy novel, set in the world of medical suspense.

Once an aspiring young neurosurgeon, Dr. Suzannah Lord was forced to abandon her passion and settle for general surgery after she rebuffed the advances of a brilliant and powerful researcher, Dr. Lancaster. Now Dr. Lancaster has made it big by developing a brain implant that restores sight to the blind. But as Suzannah soon discovers, the side effects of the implant can be horrific. Martin's.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An intriguing concept--a microchip inserted in the brain to cure blindness that also allows certain recipients to see the future--falls short of its potential in this poorly paced, digressive thriller. Suzannah Lord saw her career as a neurosurgeon destroyed when she resisted the sexual advances of the microchip's inventor, Roland Lancaster. Several years later, she discovers the chip does a lot more than cure blindness when she meets painter Andrew Dugan, one of the first to receive the implant, who is now desperately troubled by visions. Suzannah begins an investigation that results in a series of confrontations with an old classmate named Archer Montross, himself a chip recipient and now member of a rogue band of CIA operatives who see its side-effects as the ultimate espionage tool. Buried in the repetitive plot, which wanders aimlessly from one near-escape to another, are some interesting questions about the effects of knowing the future on individual sanity and creativity. Dugan, for example, loses his desire to paint when he can ``see'' the finished work before he even picks up a brush. Overall, unfortunately, this is a disappointing effort from the author of Before I Wake . First serial to Good Housekeeping. (Feb.)
Library Journal
The author's most recent potboiler, Before I Wake , was ``an excellent suspense novel'' ( LJ 3/15/92). Here, a surgeon treating a man suffering from ``microchip on the brain'' learns that the experimental implant procedure may have deadly side effects.
William Beatty
Few heroines of recent novels have nearly been done in by a polar bear. This is not the only unusual event in this tightly written, fascinating yarn in which clinical psychologist Spruill shows he knows how to portray people and develop a story naturally. Aspiring embryo neurosurgeon Suzannah Lord gets tossed out of her residency by an arrogant chief surgeon, Roland Lancaster, after refusing to have sex with him. She had been helping the pioneering Lancaster in an NIH project that involved planting microchips in the brains of patients with visual problems. By accident, one of the recipients, a CIA agent, discovers a major side effect--the ability to foresee the future--that he and his superior keep a secret and contrive to give to several of their most efficient agents by having chips implanted in them; their aim is to build a potentially threatening oligarchy of seers. A microchip-implanted artist, an investigative reporter, and Lord's naval-officer sister help the good guys fight back. A clever, threefold chase prepares the way for a dramatic climax at the Washington Monument.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312098797
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Series: Cloak and Dagger Ser.
  • Pages: 304

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