In the new Dr. Harry Kent thriller, a whistleblowing doctor commits suicide— or so it seems. When it turns out to be murder, Harry digs deeper to uncover the truth, in this perfect mix of detective novel and medical drama.Susan Bayliss became notorious when she blew the whistle on her boss, a famous heart surgeon at a renowned children’s hospital. She accused him of negligence, operations were halted, and an inquiry launched. But in the end, she was the one suspended as a troublemaker.
Now Dr. Harry Kent, a medical examiner with the Metropolitan Police, has been called out to certify her suicide. But something about the scene is wrong; it appears someone held Susan down while she died . . .
The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers. e hospital is stonewalling. Everyone has secrets. And it’s up to Harry Kent and Detective Chief Inspector Frankie Noble to find out which secrets were worth killing for.
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About the Author
Rob McCarthy, a medical student in London, wrote The Hollow Men (Pegasus Crime) when the neuroanatomy textbooks threatened to take his sanity. He is currently working on the next Dr. Harry Kent novel.
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This is not one of those “cozy mysteries” many English writers and readers love so much. The return of Harry Kent is far more dark as both his and Frankie’s inner demons take center stage here. Unlike the first one, very little of the action takes place in a medical setting. The mystery to be solved is a satisfying one, and the tension of the novel’s third act runs swiftly to a breaking point, made all the more readable by the way the character’s personal issues are weaved together throughout the action and race to a resolution of the central crime driving the narrative. A well-done mystery thriller with intense psychological depths, makes you anxious to see what will happen next with these flawed but likable characters.