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Publisher's Summary

A gripping behind-the-scenes drama of four women who face life and death every day.
On her first day at Pittsburgh's Angels of Mercy Medical Center, L.A. - transplant Lydia Fiore, the new ER attending physician, loses a patient: the Chief of Surgery's son. Now, to save her career, Lydia must discover the truth behind her patient's death, even as it leads her into unfamiliar - and risky - territory.
At least she's not alone. There's med student Amanda, a sweet Southern belle with problems of her own; Gina, a resident with a chip on her shoulder; and Nora, the no-nonsense charge nurse with a cool head but a fiery temper. Not to mention the paramedic who'd like to try out his bedside manner on Lydia.
©2008 CJ Lyons, LLC (P)2013 CJ Lyons, LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 04-24-16


This is my first book by C. J. Lyons. The story is a medical thriller and it is apparently the first book in a series.

Lydia Fiores M.D. is a new ER attending physician at Pittsburg Angel of Mercy Medical Center a teaching facility. On her first day of work on a new job Fiore makes a miraculous life saving move on one case but on another case considered a routine mid-level emergency auto-accident patient she loses the patient. The problem is the patient is the son of the chief of surgery in the hospital. The autopsy suggests the man was murdered so Fiores begins her own investigation as another case occurs. The story is full of various characters as the teaching facility provides lots of interns, students, nurses etc. Lyons has a continuous pace of action in the emergency room going on as Fiores conducts her investigation. We have gangs, race violence, nut cases and at the end of the book riots. With so much action and suspense it will keep the reader reading to the end of the book.

The book is well written and very fast paced. There is lots of medical action but also intrigue, romance and other tangled relationships. The medical information and ER situations ring true as the author is a pediatric ER physician. I will probably read the next episode in the series as the book was hard to put down and made a great get away from it all book. Lauren Ross does a good job narrating the story. I did have a problem with the sound quality, it sounded as if the narrator was in a barrel or a large room.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Swishopper on 10-21-15


The story was captivating from the very beginning. What I thought was going to be a medical drama turned out to be quite an adventure of a story. Can't wait to read more by this author.

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