A stranger’s life hangs in the balance. What if you had the power to decide if she lives or dies?
Dr. Charlotte Reese works in the intensive care unit of Seattle’s
Beacon Hospital, tending to patients with the most life-threatening
illnesses and injuries. Her job is to battle death—to monitor erratic
heartbeats, worry over low oxygen levels, and defend against infection and
One night a Jane Doe is transferred to her care from a
rural hospital on the Olympic Peninsula. This unidentified patient
remains unconscious, the victim of a hit and run. As Charlotte and her
team struggle to stabilize her, the police search for the driver who
fled the scene.
Days pass, Jane’s condition worsens, and her
identity remains a mystery. As Charlotte finds herself making
increasingly complicated medical decisions that will tie her forever to
Jane’s fate, her usual professional distance evaporates. She’s plagued
by questions: Who is Jane Doe? Why will no one claim her? Who should
decide her fate if she doesn’t regain consciousness—and when?
Perhaps most troubling, Charlotte wonders if a life locked in a coma is a life worth living.
the help of her boyfriend, Eric, a science journalist, Charlotte
impulsively sets out to uncover Jane Doe’s past. But the closer they get
to the truth, the more their relationship is put to the test. It is
only when they open their hearts to their own feelings toward each
other—and toward life itself—that Charlotte and Eric will unlock Jane
Doe’s shocking secret, and prepare themselves for a miracle.
Filled with intricate medical detail and set in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a riveting and heartbreaking novel of moral complexity and emotional depth. Download and start listening now!