Hospital politics and soap opera, a vengeful serial rapist and a hit man
are just some of the disturbances
shaking up Angels of Mercy Hospital
in this taut suspense. Lyons' well-
plotted mystery has vivid characters
and an overlying air of menace.
Nurse Nora Halloran has lived in her own private hell for over two years, going about her rounds and not telling anyone about her painful secret. Now, however, a co-worker is assaulted and killed, and Nora must face her fear before the killer strikes again.
At the same time, Dr. Lydia Fiore realizes that an attempt on her life last year and a new threat have to be connected to the childhood that has always been shrouded in mystery -- a past that will make her question her identity and her own instincts, when it appears the man who murdered her mother won't stop until she's in her grave too. (JOVE, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)