Friday, September 14, 2012

Review: Embryo by J.A. Schneider

Embryo by J.A. Schneider

“Maria Moran’s first inkling of trouble was the coppery taste in her mouth. It came suddenly, a rushing whoosh of something that made her gag, and when she reached to wipe her mouth, her hand came away smeared with blood.” 

So begins this thriller about a young intern, Jill Raney, determined to investigate tragedies and terror at a famous fertility and genetic engineering hospital. When two pregnant women die and a fetus is delivered with severe chromosomal abnormalities, Jill’s superiors - including handsome, smitten-with-her resident David Levine – insist there’s no common link.

But her suspicions deepen with the grotesque murder near the hospital of another pregnant woman - her belly drained of amniotic fluid. And when a woman miscarries in the hospital and then disappears, Jill frantically searches for her - following a terrifying path that seems to link all the victims: Is someone playing with life...and the structures of human life itself?

An unforgettable tale of suspense with a shocking denouement, Embryo takes you deep into the mind of malignant genius.

My Thoughts:
This is an intense medical thriller. The suspense starts with an intense chapter one and continues throughout the book. It is broken up with a touch of romance and some of the dynamics between interns and residents. I found out more about doctors than I knew before. I like Jill the intern. She is very persistent in trying to find out what is going on even though it could mean losing her job. Genetic engineering is a thought-provoking topic, and a bit scary as well. I recommend this for any lover of thrillers, especially of the medical variety.

My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!
*Notes: Don't read this while pregnant. Trust me.

Where to get it:
Barnes & Noble

Where to find the author:
The Cook and the Cardiologist

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