Police surgeon Harry Kent is determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the often-hidden medical world of the London Metropolitan Police.Dr. Harry Kent likes to keep himself busy—juggling hospital duties with his work as a police surgeon for the London Metropolitan Police—anything to ward off the memories of his time as an army medic.
Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But teenager Solomon Idris’s case is different. Idris has taken eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant, and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly-ill teenager . . . before the siege goes horribly wrong.
When Solomon’s life is put in danger again at a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something people will kill to protect. Determined to uncover the secret that drove the boy to such desperate action, Harry soon realizes that someone in the medical world, someone he may even know, has broken the doctors’ commandment to “do no harm” many times over . . .
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Hollow Men: A Novel based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Good story line, well written. Medical details spot on. Complex protagonists dealing with the most horrific crimes. It will be interesting to see the next book by this author.
I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Rob McCarthy, and Pegasus Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your fine work with me. This is an excellent British police/medical procedural and reads nothing like a debut novel. Rob McCarthy does a fine job of carrying off this intricate plot with steady precision and heart catching moments of both despair and enlightenment. I admire Harry Kent for his combined humanity and humility, and Frankie Noble has just enough flaws to cut the sweetness. I hope this is the first of many mysteries from Rob McCarthy. It is a book I will recommend to my family and friends with an easy heart.