A mother whose little boy died of a liver disease approaches P.I. Lena Padget to look into the boy's doctor. Emma Marsden says that her son's doctor kept some of the boy's organs without permission, and when she complained, he accused her of Munchausen by Proxy.

Emma needs Lena to prove her innocent of these charges so that she won't lose custody of her daughter. On top of that, she wants Lena to find out what's going on inside this clinic. But this is not an easy assignment, and it proves to be very dangerous.

This book is captivating and simply impossible to put down. The story is intriguing, and Lena is blessed with sharp insight and witty thoughts. The personal development in Lena's life is satisfying, and the ending is wonderful, suspenseful and shocking. Well worth reading. (Sep., 352 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer