Three and a half years after a bizarre incident nearly derailed his life, Benjamin Oris is back on track as a second-year orthopedic surgery resident. With a son he adores, a circle of supportive family and friends, and a great shot at winning the Conley Research Grant, his future looks bright. But when the severed limbs of his former patients start turning up in Philadelphia parks, everything he's worked for threatens to collapse.
Covered in bite marks and bearing recent surgical implants, the hacked-off limbs heighten the anxiety among his already traumatized coworkers, many of whom survived a plane crash in Alaska the month before. Could someone they know be a killer?
With the help of his CDC friend Laurette and her forensic-psychiatrist colleague, Ben must once again bury his skepticism and risk his career to uncover the monstrous force behind the gruesome murders.
Before someone close to him becomes the next victim.
*Although a standalone novel, The Bone Hunger is the second book in the Benjamin Oris medical thriller series, where a man of science gets caught up in otherworldly situations.
"This is just the ticket for Robin Cook fans."-Publishers Weekly
"An aptly crafted, riveting, and often unnerving mystery."-Kirkus Reviews
"gripping, involving, and hard to put down."-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
At the start of Rubin's impressive sequel to 2018's The Bone Curse, Philadelphia surgeon Ben Oris and Sophia Diaz, the mother of his toddler son, are on a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park when she spots a leg sticking out of some bushes. Fearing that its owner is hurt, and getting no response to her inquiries, Sophia pulls on the leg, only to discover to her horror that the limb isn't attached to a torso. Ben is even more unsettled, since a tattoo and an orthopedic implant identify the leg as having belonged to a patient of his, Joseph Sampson, who recently died of a pulmonary embolism. Ben and the police are baffled by the theft of Sampson's right leg from the morgue, and the coincidence of the doctor having stumbled across the body part arouses suspicion. The plot thickens when part of another of his patients is found in a park. The reveal is a real shocker, and Rubin's winning lead is well-suited to sustain a series. This is just the ticket for Robin Cook fans. (Self-published)
Bone Hunger this title says it all.
Once started I could not put this book down. I have a medical background and I could easily visualize Carrie’s description of the medical procedures. I would highly recommend The BONE Hunger to anyone who enjoys medical thrillers!