Pittsburgh's Angel of Mercy Hospital comes brilliantly alive in Lyons' debut novel. This enthralling medical mystery offers an intimate view of the personal and professional lives of its characters. It's a winner.
Lydia Fiore, the hospital's new attending ER physician, is in trouble when the son of the chief of surgery dies on her watch. Though she followed proper medical procedures, the chief is convinced that Lydia's negligence is to blame and tries to put her on probation. But Lydia continues working, and soon discovers other people are dying in Pittsburgh -- and the circumstances of their deaths are similar to those of the chief's son. (Berkley, Mar., 416 pp., $7.99)