Synopses & Reviews
From the hand of skilled surgeon Dr. John Raffensperger, writing as John Luck M.D., comes a penetrating medical thriller that lays the essence of corrupt 1950s Chicago open to the bone, deftly weaving a story that is equal parts mob, murder and medicine. When a local gangster loses the priceless diamonds he planned to steal from his mob boss, a doctor is suspected of recovering the loot from a wounded bagman hurt during the melee. For Cook County Hospital's Dr. Tom Slocum, a returning Korean war veteran in doubt of his ability as a doctor after losing a buddy during a battlefield surgery, the last thing he needs is another war-this time with the Chicago mafia, corrupt city workers and cops on the take. Will Dr. Slocum's scalpel save his own life as he tries to choose whom to trust? Will diamonds be the death of him?