This book is a little slow in progression and the author has successfully maintained the mystery for around 75% of the book. The plot is not unique, but the involvement of Mafia and drugs in this plot is done in a very good way. We could see a similar plot in one of the other books by Robin Cook – Coma, albeit in a different way. It looks like people can go to any length for meeting the demand and supply curve in the organ transplant ‘business’.
The story revolves around the drug overdose related deaths of upscale people in good professions. And then there were many homicides Queens area. The young pathologist Laurie Montgomery found a pattern and initiated an investigation on her own which got her fired from the job, and made her run for her life.