"Helping the wrong patient lands a right-to-die advocate in more trouble than she could imagine."
Reviewed by Tanzey Cutter
Posted May 18, 2015
Known only as Kali, she assists the terminally ill to die
with dignity. She's affiliated with a euthanasia group
called Gifts of Deliverance, which has a network of 2600
people working is various ways to perfect assisted suicide.
Recently, Kali has been seeing a patient named Leland, but
when she makes her final visit, she realizes it's all been
a hoax. Leland traps her, keeping her captive until she
agrees to his unusual demands.
Even though Leland is a member of the FBI, they cannot help
him exact the vengeance he seeks. That's why he needs Kali.
Blackmailed into doing something beyond rational reason,
Kali becomes involved with Leland and his group in their
complex scheme to seek revenge. However, things don't go
quite as planned, leaving Leland and Kali questioning the
obscure regions of right-and-wrong.
Alex Dolan makes an engrossing debut with THE
EUTHANIST. He writes a riveting and imaginative narrative
as he deftly enhances a currently relevant plot with vivid
characterization. Dolan hooks readers from the very start,
ratcheting up the tension and suspense until the shocking
ending. As a thriller writer, Alex Dolan is set to
be one of the best.
In this auspicious debut, Alex Dolan announces himself
as a virtuoso of psychological suspense and a rightful heir
to masters of the genre like Gillian Flynn and Megan
A young woman helps to end the lives of people with
terminal diseases, her reasons her own. When she helps the
wrong person, she will be roped into a plot to gain
vengeance on behalf of dozens. Her journey will make her
question everything she ever thought she knew about
herself. And the last life she ends may be her own.
They know her as Kali. She is there to see them off into
the afterlife with kindness, with efficiency, and with two
needles. Sheâ€™s been a part of the right-to-die movement for
years, an integral member, complicit in the deaths of
twenty-seven men and women, all suffering from terminal
And she just helped the wrong patient.
Leland Moon has been with the Bureau for his entire career,
but even as a respected agent, he was unable to keep his
own son from being kidnapped on his way to school. When his
boy finally came home, he told terrifying stories of his
captors, and his nightmares havenâ€™t stopped since.
Moon draws Kali into his mission, a mesmerizing cat-and-
mouse game with two ruthless predatorsâ€”one behind bars, one
freeâ€”who hold the secrets that could bring comfort to the
families of their victims. This powerful journey towards
grace and towards peace will force both Leland and Kali to
question everything they believe to be true and just.
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