DO NO HARM
Clyde is truly a psychopath—he takes great joy in throwing acid on hospital workers at the UCLA medical center. All of LA is in an uproar, demanding his capture.
David Spier, the physician in charge of the ER at UCLA has seen the damage Clyde has inflicted and treated the victims, his co-workers. Ironically, when Clyde is captured, he becomes David's patient.
Although the staff doesn't want to work on Clyde, David takes his Hippocratic oath seriously. But then Clyde escapes and starts playing a game of cat and mouse with the entire city of LA and David in particular.
Swift paced and involving, anyone who loves medical novels will be hooked on DO NO HARM from the beginning. Mystery fans looking for a whodunit, though, should note that this is more of an adventure novel, as we know the identity of the bad guy immediately. (Aug., 400 pp., $24.95)