WorldWide Mystery, a division of Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
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Rating: 3 cups
Head nurse Monika Everhardt is stressed out. St. Teresa’s Hospital is understaffed, which makes the nursing staff all that much more irritable and tired. Monika is holding onto to her sanity with no help from her bosses.
Bart Mickelson works nights in the ICU at St. Teresa’s. He is also studying during the day to be an anesthesiologist, but his work is slipping with this life he is leading.
There are nurses threatening to form a union. The administration is more worried about their accreditation than the staffing problems. Someone is killing off the terminal patients at St. Teresa’s. Lawyers are coming after the hospital, and now the police are looking into matters. This is enough to drive any reasonably person crazy, but not Monika. No. Instead, Monika is determined to find the killer before he strikes again. With some help from her best friend, B.J., the killer will be stopped before anyone else dies. But who is sick enough to kill an already dying person? Could it be the nurse with an ax to grind against the administration? Or an administrator who wants to make the nurses look incompetent?
A good medical mystery can grab a hold of a reader’s attention from the very first page. This one certainly did that. It also managed to keep me guessing until the final page was turned. Deadly Diversion definitely lived up to its name. It diverted my attention from sleep as I read well into the night. Ms. Sullivan is one author who can certainly hold her own amongst authors who write intriguing medical mysteries.
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