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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Talton Narrator: Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavi Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cincinnati Casebooks Release Date:
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Cheryl Beth Wilson, a nurse at Cincinnati Memorial Hospital, finds a doctor brutally murdered in a secluded office. Wilson had been having an affair with the doctor’s husband, a surgeon, and now she is a “person of interest,” if not an outright suspect. But someone other than the police is also watching Cheryl Beth.

The murder comes as former homicide detective Will Borders is just out of surgery. But as his stretcher is wheeled past the crime scene, he knows this is no random act of violence—in fact, it has all the marks of a serial-killer case he supposedly solved years before. Unable even to walk, Borders starts to investigate, teaming up with Cheryl Beth, who is desperate to clear her name. But as the killer grows closer, the two are running out of time to unlock the secrets of the murder at the brooding, old hospital.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Talton] puts an interesting twist on the detective solving a mystery while bed-ridden scenario in this tense, well-crafted whodunit…Talton’s authentic depiction of hospital life lends heft, as do his searing descriptions of Borders’ physical pain and mental anguish during recovery.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Talton] demonstrates his versatility in depicting the little-known world of the hospital pain nurse. A strong series launch, for all collections.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A nurse who understands pain, a cop who’s got plenty of it, and a cold case turned hot mesh smoothly in the latest from Talton…Nicely done. Though she’s a pain nurse, Cheryl Beth is a pleasure.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cynthia | 12/11/2013

    " it's ok. pretty well written, but you've met the characters a hundred times before. Plot a bit preposterous, but, hey, maybe after fifty years of reading mysteries I'm becoming jaded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzanne Young | 6/1/2012

    " Good plot and well developed characters. If you don't mind bloody scenes and bad language, the plot keeps you moving through this story. I was disappointed by the last scene which I found flawed because one man who should have participated, didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Lou | 11/18/2011

    " good mystery, qua medical thriller. Title is misleading and first I thought I'd be reading about a homicidal nurse knocking off the terminally ill. Quick "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clare Coupe | 9/1/2011

    " Good read, love a medical murder mystery. Some good twists and turns in the plot. Kindle freebie, the price was right!! "

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About the Author
Author Jon Talton

Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan, the author of numerous novels, a former columnist for the Arizona Republic, and former business editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He currently is the economics columnist for the Seattle Times and writes the blog Rogue ColumnistDry Heat, the third David Mapstone mystery, was named 2005 fiction book of the year by Arizona Highways magazine.