Combining the gritty accuracy of ER with the character complexity of a Scott Turow novel, here is a brilliant first novel of suspense from a 15-year veteran of the emergency room.
In a sleepy, small-town Arizona ER, an emotionally disturbed 13-year old named Henry Rojelio lies in a coma after suffering an inexplicable cardiac arrest. For surgery resident Malcolm Ishmail, the dimensions of the crisis are staggering - one minute, his patient is cracking jokes, and the next, he is as close to death as you can get. Yet it is not only Henry's life that's at stake.
Months before, Dr Ishmail had become involved in an exhausting affair with one of his professors, Dr Mimi Lyle, a beautiful, charismatic brain surgeon who was subtly insufficient in the operating room. At great risk to his career, he exposed her failings to his superiors. Now, as 13-year old Henry Rojelio fights for his life, the young doctor wonders whether his former lover has exacted a disturbing revenge.
Rich in medical detail and providing a fascinating window into the frantic world of young medical residents, 'Lie Still' is a gripping, emotional drama of human failings and devastating consequences that marks the debut of a remarkable new voice.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 02 / 2005
- 111 x 178mm