It was a miracle—until a killer turned it into a weapon.
When Dr. Chris Collins’s estranged father, Wayne, shows up asking her to donate a piece of her liver to save his life, Chris balks. The man walked out on her and her mother twenty-nine years ago, and now he expects her to undergo major surgery and have part of a vital organ removed. She refuses. However, she can’t just let him die. So she contacts Dr. Michael Boyer to get Wayne accepted into Boyer’s experimental transplant program.
The surgery is risky, and the source of the donor liver shocking. However, Wayne has no other choice. It’s his only chance to live.
The celebration of Wayne’s stunning recovery is cut short when two of the nurses on the transplant team suddenly die horrifying, painful deaths. Chris’s father has become the unwitting breeding ground for a rogue virus that may be unstoppable. As Chris and Michael Boyer search desperately for answers, a potential epidemic worse than any the world has ever experienced gains momentum. If the virus doesn’t kill them first, its creator will.
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Don Donaldson is a skilled medical fiction magician. Great fast-paced thrill ride. Donaldson always frames cutting edge research in interesting ways. Don Donaldson is the premier medical fiction magician! Always a welcome pleasure to read.
This book had me on the edge of my seat I think the whole time I was reading it. From the family angst, and emotionally charged interactions between father and daughter in the beginning, I was not prepared for where Mr. Donaldson took me. The descriptions of the medical aspects were very detailed and all seemed very plausible. It did seem like things moved awfully fast in the approvals process for the organ transplant though, but that was offset by reasonably explanations as to why it was done so quickly. I really enjoy a book that leaves me guessing as to who the bad guy really is. I had no idea, and that was really fun for me. Again, kudos on the descriptive aspects! When you understand what drove Ash to do what he does, it almost makes you feel bad for him.. almost. The drug bust seemed to stretch the boundaries of my belief a bit, but not so far as to burst my bubble completely. It was a fantastic read, and since I couldn't put it down it didn't take long at all.