Thursday, January 19, 2023

Misfire: A Novel by Tammy Euliano

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

A device that can save a life is also one that can end it

Kadence, a new type of implanted defibrillator, misfires in a patient visiting University Hospital for a routine medical procedure—causing the heart rhythm problem it's meant to correct. Dr. Kate Downey, an experienced anesthesiologist, resuscitates the patient, but she grows concerned for a loved one who recently received the same device—her beloved Great-Aunt Irm.

When a second device misfires, Kate turns to Nikki Yarborough, her friend and Aunt Irm's cardiologist. Though Nikki helps protect Kate's aunt, she is prevented from alerting other patients by the corporate greed of her department chairman. As the inventor of the device and part owner of MDI, the company he formed to commercialize it, he claims that the device misfires are due to a soon-to-be-corrected software bug. Kate learns his claim is false.

The misfires continue as Christian O'Donnell, a friend and lawyer, comes to town to facilitate the sale of MDI. Kate and Nikki are drawn into a race to find the source of the malfunctions, but threats to Nikki and a mysterious murder complicate their progress. Are the seemingly random shocks misfires, or are they attacks?

A jaw-dropping twist causes her to rethink everything she once thought she knew, but Kate will stop at nothing to protect her aunt and the other patients whose life-saving devices could turn on them at any moment

my thoughts:

Misfire by Tammy Euliano is the second in her Kate Downey Medical Mystery series, but can definitely be read as a standalone (which is what I did). And, it is fan-freaking-tastic! I mean it, this book is unputdownable and unforgettable. I LOVED it to bits!

Okay, so there is a medical device that can save your life, which is great, right? Except, that it can 'misfire' and wind up killing you. Say what? Yep, there is some sort of malfunction happening in the devices and Kate is terrified - her beloved Aunt just had the devices implanted. Yikes! And, that is all I will share about the story, because you HAVE to read it for yourself to find out what the frack is happening. Let me just say...whoa!

Euliano has written a captivating story that is chock full of mystery, medical jargon, excellent characters, and a slow-going story that will keep you up late into the night. It is a definite must-read! Make sure to check it out!

Thank you the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Ti said...

This sounds like something that could actually happen. Terrifying.