Death in the Recovery Room
A body in a recovery room isn't out of the ordinary at a busy hospital - unless it's the corpse of an ill-tempered and lascivious general surgeon, that is. Lieutenant Larry Garret has his work cut out for him, as nearly everyone in contact with the late Dr. Rackets had reason to dislike him. Which of his many medical enemies fired the fatal shot...or is something more deadly going on here? When another body turns up in the recovery room, and then a third, Garret fears that a serial killer is on the loose in the hospital. Meanwhile, a young orderly gets swept into the racial tensions that erupt in the lowincome communities around the hospital, and a series of domestic crimes challenge everyone's assumptions about their friends and neighbors. As Garret sifts through long-buried secrets and alibis, the truth behind the murders proves to be more complex than anyone suspected. This fast-paced mystery by a retired doctor is full of authentic details and subtle insights to thrill those familiar with the world of medicine, as well as all avid mystery readers.
- Paperback | 356 pages
- 139.7 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
- 20 Feb 2012
- Vantage Press
- United States
About James D Beeson
James D. Beeson, MD is a anesthesiologist with a prestigious career of over four decades, spanning three hospitals, and holding several leadership positions with the American Surgical Association. Now enjoying his retirement, Dr. Beeson is actively involved in the Rotary Club and includes philately, poker, and wine tasting among his hobbies. This is his first book.