A comatose man is given a fatal dose of insulin in the emergency room, even though he isn't diabetic. An ulcer patient dies of shock after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type. A recovering heart patient receives a double dose of medication and suffers a fatal heart attack. Brain surgeon Dr. Tyler Matthews suspects that something is seriously wrong with the hospitals new Med-InDx computerized medical record system. But he doesnt suspect that theres something murderously wrong with it. As Matthews begins to peel back the layers of deception that cover the deadly errors, he crosses powerful corporate interests who arent about to let their multi-billion dollar medical record profits evaporate. Now a target, Matthews finds himself trapped in a maze of deadly conspiracy, with his career, his marriage, and his very life on the line.
A thriller that only a doctor could have written. Wyler's sense of the worlds of the hospital and operating room are unsurpassed. You'll feel as if you are right there.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back and have your tonsils removed, Dr. Allen Wyler writes a fast-paced thriller that reawakens your scariest misgivings... This is a story told with authority by an insider, an unsettling backstage tour through the labyrinth of that place we have come to both fear and revere the American hospital.
No one can write operating room scenes like Allen Wyler. You couldn't get any closer to the action if you scrubbed in and held a retractor.
Author biography:Allen Wyler Brought up in Seattle, Allen Wylers parents died early which left him having to wholly support himself through college in a variety of ways including serving as a drive-in cook and playing drums as a professional musician in various blues and jazz groups.
Medicine was his chosen discipline and he went on to have a distinguished career in his speciality, neurosurgery, which he determined on very early in his studies. Serving on the faculties of the University of Washington and the University of Tennessee, he earned an international reputation for pioneering surgical techniques to record brain activity. In 1992, he was recruited by the prestigious Swedish Medical Centre to develop a Neuroscience Institute. Ten years later, he left active practice to become Medical Director for a start-up Med-Tech company, and now chairs the Institutional Review Board of a major medical centre in the Pacific Northwest.
In the early 1970s Wyler developed a love of reading thrillers, and later decided to leverage his medical knowledge by writing himself. After the publication of his first two medical thrillers, Deadly Errors, and Dead Head, in 2005 and 2007 respectively, he retired from full time day to day medicine to devote more time to his writing. He has also served as Vice President of the International Thriller Writers organization for several years.
He and his wife, Lily, divide their time between Seattle and the San Juan Islands, and he continues to develop new plots from real-life situations met during his career. His writing has been described as right up there with the best and on another occasion, developing a high-speed plot with a startling but all-too-plausible premise.