Emergency Room charge nurse Nora Halloran makes a heinous
discovery walking from the employee parking lot to the
hospital -- the mutilated body of Karen Chisholm, a fellow
nurse, who is barely alive. Nora is quite shaken about
the way Karen is defaced because Nora was attacked two
years ago, and the rapist left her in the same condition as
Karen. Only one person knows about this attack, he ex-
lover Dr. Seth Cochran, who slept with Karen while living
with Nora. He denies this vehemently, but Nora saw them
in bed together. Nora fears for her safety knowing that
this villain has returned and seemingly left Karen where
she would be found by Nora.
Strange things happen after Karen dies, and Nora is blamed
for everything. The rape kit that was used on the
deceased has disappeared, and the area where her body is
has been compromised. Nora not only fears for her safety,
but now she may lose her job.
URGENT CARE is Nora's story, but her two best friends and
colleagues have their own story threads. Amanda battles
with a prominent pediatrician over the care of an indigent
child that needs the only bed in the pediatric ward, versus
the doctor's wealthy patient who is just in for
Gina discovers that she is not who she thinks she is and
believes that the same man that brutally murdered her
mother will be coming after her.
CJ Lyons continues to mesmerize the reader with her white
knuckle medical tales that are reminiscent of Robin Cook's
thrillers. Nora, Amanda and Gina are real people, and
their problems are believable. URGENT CARE is the
author's third entry in this series, but is a stand alone
story. However, you can't go wrong reading the previous
books -- LIFELINES and WARNING SIGNS -- as they contain the
same pulse-pounding life and death situations.
CJ Lyons returns to the front lines of the ER and the lives
and loves of four very special women. Angels of Mercy
Hospital charge nurse Nora Halloran has been living with a
painful secret for two long years. When a coworker is
assaulted and killed, Nora must face her deepest fears and
reveal all her secrets to the man she loves to stop the
killer from striking again.