As a new ER attending physician, Lydia Fiore is being
watched carefully by staff members who are trying to
determine if she's any good at her job. With one good save,
she tackles a new case and can't figure out what's wrong
with the young man.
Unfortunately, the patient dies, and only then does she
find out he's the chief of surgery's son. The angry doctor
screams at her and accuses Lydia of killing his son. It's a
terrible first day on a new job.
As the lives of these medical personnel intertwine, it
becomes clear that something dark underlies mysterious
happenings at the hospital and in the community. Lydia
delves into her patient's death, determined to find out
what killed him. And slowly, she begins to find friends
among the staff, in particular three women who each bring
their own issues and agendas to the table.
When I first picked up this book, I thought, "Oh no, not
another ER/Grey's Anatomy." And yes, this is
emergency medicine with all the angst, anxiety and
adrenaline. But Lyons's first book is a winner, too, giving
us terrific characters and a compelling plot. An excellent
book for fans of the medical thriller.
Growing up in LA, tough of nails ER doc Lydia Fiore thought
she'd seen everything. When she arrives in Pittsburgh,
eager for her first shift as a newly fledged
attending physician, she realizes how wrong
During her first days at work, Lydia finds herself
embroiled in the murder of a gay-rights activist,
targeted by a right-wing militia, stalked by an
unknown assailant, and racing to stop a plot
to ignite a race riot.
At first Lydia yearns for the mean streets of L.A, but,
with the help of her new colleagues and hunky paramedic
Trey Garrison, she overcomes her doubts and embraces her
new life at Angels of Mercy's ER.