Dr. Harry Kent is a London doctor who moonlights as a police surgeon. After a long night at the hospital, he is called into a hostage situation at a fast food restaurant in south London.
The hostage taker is ill, and Kent gets him into the hospital which turns out to be a major problem – there are people who want him dead, and some of those people could possibly be some of Kent’s colleagues.
D.I. Frankie Noble is on the case, and she is a cop who doesn’t mind breaking a few rules when she needs to. Frankie and Harry become an item, but that just adds to the fun of this lightning fast British medical thriller that also feels like a police procedural at times.
There is a bit of medical jargon sprinkled throughout the book, but fans of ER, Chicago Med or Grey’s Anatomy will feel right at home here, and readers who enjoy fast paced thrillers like those from Val McDermid and Mark Billingham should enjoy this as well.
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THE HOLLOW MEN by Rob McCarthy. G.P. Putnam’s Sons (August 9, 2016). ISBN 978-1101982358. 320p.