Thursday, 23 August 2012

Dead Ringer by Allen Wyler

Dead Ringer

Goodreads Summary: While speaking at a Hong Kong medical conference, neurosurgeon Dr. Lucas McCrae slips the cloth off a cadaver’s head during a routine medical demonstration, and is overwhelmed with the shock by what’s staring back at him: His best friend, Andy Baer.

Stunned, McCrae races back to Seattle to discover that Andy is in fact missing and may have been murdered by a gang of body snatchers who operate a legit funeral business and make a fortune by selling recovered body parts to medical researchers.

McCrae teams up with an unlikely pair—a beautiful but hard nosed female cop and a gang member whose family was victimized by the body parts ring—to try and expose a macabre web of corruption that involves law enforcement, politicians, funeral home curators and murdered prostitutes.
Internationally renowned neurosurgeon Allen Wyler takes us deep into a nightmarish scenario, shockingly ripped from recent headlines, and delivers a horrifically plausible, page-turning thriller.
Why I Read This Book: I received an electronic copy of this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Review: When I first read the summary of this book, I wasn't that excited about it. I like a good thriller/mystery, but the medical stuff was a little off-putting. If you feel the same way, don't let that stop you from reading this book! There is a good bit of medical information, but the author makes it very easy to understand, and it is by no means the focal part of the story. I would recommend this book to people who like the 'In Death' series by J.D. Robb, or books by James Patterson. The main character, Lucas, is interesting and easy to relate to. The book is fast paced, and very engaging. I started this book not really knowing what to expect, and I finished up in a 3 day period where I had a lot of other things going on (so, not much time to read)! My only complaint is that it was an ebook, and I couldn't make pages to reference in my review. I really enjoyed this book, and I can already think of 2-3 people I want to recommend it to. I did receive the book as an ARC, and it probably needs another once over edit for some spelling error and a few misplaced words (I'm pretty sure that's normal with a draft) but there weren't any huge errors, just maybe using 'the' when the sentence required the word 'they' for example. Thanks to the published for providing me with this book, it was great.


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