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A gang of criminals devise a scheme to defraud insurance companies by faking heart attacks. Their plot includes a method of altering cardiograms, a relatively new diagnostic tool in 1931, the setting of this story.
Stuart Downing, a young physician, suspects the scheme, but digging out the evidence proves a deadly pursuit. Downing is up against a devious lawyer, unscrupulous doctors, crooked insurance agents and killers.
Downing must match his ingenuity against theirs with an unimaginable threat lurking at his every move.
Praise for the novels of Barry Friedman
“…supplies his readers with plenty of tension right to the end.”
“…Lively police procedural.”
—San Diego Union-Tribune
—Huntress Book Reviews
“Exceptionally well-written thriller.”
—Shirley Allen, author of Roxanna Britton
“This thriller kept me glued to the pages.”
Awarded runner-up Best Novel, suspense/thriller category, 2001 San Diego Book Awards.
Posted December 5, 2012