Did the doctor's callous bedside manner give a patient the urge to kill?
It takes a truly sneaky person to keep a secret in a newsroom. St. Louis City Gazette columnist Francesca Vierling is just the woman to do it-especially to help hide her editor's bout with breast cancer. Now she's surreptitiously shuttling the editor to chemotherapy while finishing a column on gorgeous male stripper Leo D. Nardo. And it's all going without a hitch. . . .
Until Leo disappears and somebody starts shooting the worst doctors in St. Louis. The first M.D. to go has a callous bedside manner that gives all his patients the urge to kill.
The next victim is a master of misdiagnosis. As long as bad doctors are targets, the public isn't shedding a tear. But when Francesca herself is nearly gunned down, is it because she's hunting for Leo's hot body or a cold-blooded killer? Either way she has an adverse reaction to dying. The antidote? Discover the truth . . .
About the Author
Elaine Viets is an Agatha and Anthony Award–winning author who writes the Dead-End Job mystery series. She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, the Francesca Vierling mystery series, and numerous short stories. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"Nobody knows St. Louis better than Elaine Viets....I'm looking forward to reading more about Francesca Vierling. Her creator has the touch." -- John Lutz, author of Death by Jury