By Peter Spiegelman
A doctor in the less salubrious suburbs takes on the world in an action thriller that blazes the images right into the back of your brain.
A gripping new thriller about a doctor with a potent humanitarian impulse, an unhealthy appetite for risk, and a knack for finding himself between a rock and a hard place.
When Dr. Adam Knox served with an NGO in Central African Republic, his attempt to protect patients from a brutal militia ended in disaster and disgrace. Now he runs a clinic near Los Angeles’s Skid Row, making ends meet by making house calls—for cash and no questions asked—on those too famous or too criminal to seek other medical care. When a young boy is abandoned at his clinic, Knox is determined to find his family and save him from the not-so-tender mercies of the child welfare bureaucracy. Knox’s search for the volatile woman who may or may not be the boy’s mother leads him and his friend—former Special Forces operator Ben Sutter—into a labyrinth of human traffickers, Russian mobsters, and corporate security thugs, and to a powerful, secretive, and utterly ruthless family that threatens to destroy Dr. Knox and all that he holds dear.