Dr. Carrie Bryant is a neurosurgeon at White Memorial hospital. Like most young physicians, she is overworked and often exhausted. When she makes a mistake resulting in permanent brain damage for a woman she has operated on, she resigns and moves back with her parents. Personal reasons draw her interests towards working with PTSD, and she decides to get involved in a program dealing with a new technique that uses Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for memory issues and emotional trauma related to PTSD.
Although her surgeries are successful, her patients begin disappearing. She seeks help from David Hoffman, an investigative reporter who has been writing stories about PTSD, and of course, for the sake of an exciting thriller, danger follows.
I think Daniel did a fine job representing is father and surely would have made him proud. His descriptions of the medical techniques were well done and left me more well versed on the subject than I was before reading the novel. I love learning through fiction, so that was a definite plus. He does a good job building his characters and most of them are likable enough to win our allegiance. I did question Carrie's involvement in things better left to the police or a private investigator, but hey, novels are supposed to make us suspend belief.
This was a fast moving story with plenty of excitement, and I hope Daniel continues to write novels that draw in fans of his dad. If you like medical thrillers then this should definitely make your list of books to buy. It would also make a great Father's Day gift, so happy shopping.
Publisher - St. Martin's Press
Date of Publication - May 12, 2015