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Brain Dead

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When forensic nurse Timmie Leary-Parker moves from LA to Puckett, Missouri to care for her ailing father, she's prepared for the slow pace, the small-town politics and the feeling that everyone knows her business.

Then, patients in the hospital's Alzheimer's Unit start dying in unprecedented numbers.

Everyone refuses to investigate the town's most lucrative business, and no one will come against the hospital's Golden Boy director.

No one, except Timmie.

Convinced a serial killer walks the Alzheimer's Unit where her father lies ill, Timmie digs up a burned-out Pulitzer-winning reporter and dives into a quagmire of corruption and greed.

4 1/2 Stars – Romantic Times

"Dreyer writes with great wit and sensitivity, especially about the problems of loving and coping with older relatives." ~The Times-Picayune

"Riveting plot, terrifying premise..." Tami Hoag, NYT Bestselling Author of Down The Darkest Road 

"Eileen Dreyer knocks readers off their feet. You won't forget the power, pain and moral ambiguity of this incredible novel." ~Romantic Times

Nothing Personal
A Man to Die For
Bad Medicine
If Looks Could Kill

ABOUT Eileen Dreyer:
New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer has been inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, nominated for the Anthony Award and is a retired trauma nurse. Also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, Eileen doesn't see herself actively working in those fields, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 31, 1997 – Contemporary anxieties about euthanasia and the commercialization of health care propel Dryer's (If Looks Could Kill) well-wrought hardcover debut. Timmie Leary-Parker, a trained forensic and ER nurse, grew up under the shadow of her charming father, Joe, who named her after a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Timmie has just fled a cocaine-addicted husband in L.A. and returned to her hometown of Puckett, Mo., where she's confronted with the task of caring for Joe, now an obstreperous Alzheimer's sufferer who frequently escapes from nursing homes and spouts Yeats to anyone who'll listen. When Billy Mayfield, the abusive ex of Timmie's friend Ellen, dies under suspicious circumstances, Timmie's moved to investigate--particularly when, shortly afterward, gunshots are fired at a crowded horse show. She soon crosses paths with Daniel Murphy, a Pulitzer-winning reporter and drying-out alcoholic who's also fled the big city for Puckett. He's turned up startling information about a sharp increase in the town's death rate. Timmie and Daniel eventually uncover a plot to murder patients in Puckett's elite nursing home, Restcrest--the very place to which Timmie has finally gained Joe admittance. As the deaths and suspects add up, Timmie must confront her own mixed feelings about her difficult father and the value of human life. Dreyer can be very funny; the dialogue has a wisecracking edge. When she tries too hard, however, Timmie's self-conscious gallows humor about sickness and death becomes grating. Still, this medical thriller is refreshing to the extent that it's fueled much more by character than by mechanical surprise and gore . FYI: Dreyer wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Kathleen Korbel.

Customer Reviews

Brain Dead

Even though I had read this book several years ago, I still looked forward to every chapter & skipped watching TV till I finished. It has everything, terror, romance, interesting characters& humor!

Not bad

This book is pretty good for a quick read.

Brain Dead

Great read!!! Accurate Nursing knowledge-will read more.

Brain Dead
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Aug 28, 2012
  • Publisher: EPublishing Works!
  • Seller: ABN Leadership Group Inc.
  • Print Length: 512 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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