Talk about debuting with a bang! Hawley's first foray into the medical thriller field is a stunner. Complex characters with secrets and conflicting motivations escalate the suspense and terror. Hawley, who's also a pediatrician, brings an extra sense of realism to this pulse-pounding, nightmare scenario.
As he tries to figure out what killed the boy, Megan heads to the Guatemalan clinic only to discover a strange illness has wiped out an entire village. The evidence Luke and his allies find keeps disappearing as people are permanently silenced. Can Luke and Megan find a way to stop a potential global cataclysm? (HARPERTORCH, Mar., 496 pp., $7.99)