Simon & Schuster
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Featuring: Charlotte Reese
Hardcover / e-Book
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A stranger’s life hangs in the balance. What if you had
the power to decide if she lives or dies?
Charlotte Reese works in the intensive care unit of
Seattle’s Beacon Hospital, tending to patients with the most
life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Her job is to
battle death—to monitor erratic heartbeats, worry over low
oxygen levels, defend against infection and demise.
One night a Jane Doe is transferred to her care from a
rural hospital on the Olympic Peninsula. This unidentified
patient remains unconscious, the victim of a hit and run. As
Charlotte and her team struggle to stabilize her, the police
search for the driver who fled the scene.
pass, Jane’s condition worsens, and her identity remains a
mystery. As Charlotte finds herself making increasingly
complicated medical decisions that will tie her forever to
Jane’s fate, her usual professional distance evaporates.
She’s plagued by questions: Who is Jane Doe? Why will no one
claim her? Who should decide her fate if she doesn’t regain
Perhaps most troubling,
Charlotte wonders if a life locked in a coma is a life worth
Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Eric,
a science journalist, Charlotte impulsively sets out to
uncover Jane Doe’s past. But the closer they get to the
truth, the more their relationship is put to the test. It is
only when they open their hearts to their own feelings
toward each other—and toward life itself—that Charlotte and
Eric will unlock Jane Doe’s shocking secret, and prepare
themselves for a miracle.
Filled with intricate
medical detail and set in the breathtaking Pacific
Northwest, Gemini is a riveting and heartbreaking
novel of moral complexity and emotional depth.
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