You've heard the urban legend about a man who wakes up in a tub of ice in a hotel room with a kidney missing. In fact, organ thefts are a real phenomenon and the occurrence of the crime is on the increase. The legend comes to life in this dramatic and scary story ripped from the headlines of tomorrow's newspaper.
Dennis, a college-age young man and an adoptee, wakes up in a small private hospital in San Francisco after a minor car accident to discover that one of his organs is missing. He's an involuntary transplant donor. He flees to a municipal hospital, only to learn that this is the second organ to be harvested from him.
He runs for his life. Clearly someone, somewhere, is a close match for him, needs his organs, and knows his every move. The next time, he might lose his heart or lungs. He won't wake up after that.
Dennis heads home to Boston to confront his adoptive father, who seems to have forged his name to a donor card. And so the hunt is on: Dennis must find his harvester before the harvester finds him again.
"This is a gripping tale, extremely well told. " - Publishers Weekly
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Robinson's creepy new thriller hits the ground running, with young hero Dennis Heller waking in a hospital to discover that he's just undergone major surgery for a minor car accident. Worse, it isn't the first time: the strange masked surgeon is the same one who cut him open in Boston after Dennis went in for a routine physical. Before they can take something else out of him, Dennis flees into the cold San Francisco night. Meanwhile, in Boston, the similarly young and confused Robert Krost jockeys for a better position in his father Max's cold heart and, more important, his will. A secret (a very dark one, Robert suspects) lies at the bottom of Max's frequent surgeries, but neither elderly Max nor his belligerent and aging trophy wife, Anita, is telling. In his sleek tale, Robinson brings these two protagonists progressively closer and closer together, and while he doesn't always maintain the high-stakes tension of the book's opening chapters, he's a crackerjack writer with a great ear, and he keeps the pages turning by giving his characters psychological depth. Thus, Dennis is searching for clues to his past while pining for his adoptive sister, not to mention running for his life, and Robert has so confused his greed with his need, he's convinced this is his last chance. This is a gripping tale, extremely well told.