A Heartbeat Away-Harry Kraus

A Heartbeat Away

Harry Kraus

David C. Cook, Sept 1 2012, $14.99

ISBN: 9781434702579


Her peers and patients felt that top rate surgeon Dr. Victoria “Tori” Taylor is great in the OR, but lacked a heart; she is especially hard on support staff.  Ironically, Tori receives a heart when she is the recipient of an emergency transplant. 


Tori struggles to accept her new found feelings of commiserating with people rather than keeping her frozen professional distance.  However, what disturbs Tori most is the recurring horrific nightmare of a murder.  She wonders if her new heart is transmitting “cellular memories” from the donor.  Obsessed with a need to uncover the identity of who killed her former heart’s owner, Tori and therapist Phin MacGregor investigate while the cops thinks she became unhinged by her near death experience except for one veteran.  Meanwhile someone knows the surgeon and the therapist are searching for a killer.


This tense medical thriller grips readers on two levels as a strong murder mystery and a second chance at life redemption tale.  The fast-paced storyline deftly merges medical technology with amateur sleuthing as a Tin Man-like heroine figuratively finds her heart. 


Harriet Klausner

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