(From the publisher):
“It is impossible to describe the adrenaline rush that comes from holding someone’s life in the palm of your hand. Knowing you possess the power to spare that life or snuff it out as one extinguishes a candle. Knowing you have the ability to determine who will live and who will die.”
Dr. Lori Westlake has been invited to join the Circle of Peace, a clandestine euthanasia society operating at Sentinel Health Systems (SHS), a state-of-the-art HMO in Dallas, Texas. Lurking among the members of the society is a serial mercy killer who calls himself the Angel of Mercy. He has been using the group to provide him with willing victims and has been taking advantage of the Circle’s security procedures to give himself cover.
As Lori’s sister, Kate, begins investigating mysterious deaths at SHS, the sisters become targets as the Angel tries to protect himself and the Circle of Peace. When Lori finds herself accused of murder, the only one who can help her is Charles Hamisch, a retired police officer who is dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Lori knows she must act quickly before the Angel strikes again. Will she uncover the Angel’s real identity before someone else dies?
Original title: The Angel
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense