What if, through no fault of your own, you become ill and need an organ transplant? Who’s going to come to your rescue when you’re put under a bad surgeon’s knife? In this medical fiction novel, a young woman and her Labrador Retriever flee a barrier island as Hurricane Ivan roars towards them. But a policeman is about to make a horrible mistake.
There is despair and hope, loss and recovery, guilt and romance; and a world of characters who spring to life around the central tragedy of the ensuing car crash and it is through Karen’s organ donation that a woman with liver disease may be given a second chance. But what happens when a pilot aborts the transplant team’s flight? And what becomes of the hurricane-battered dog who escapes the crushed metal pile into the blowing sand and gusty wind? And above all, what happens in the operating room during one of the most difficult surgeries performed in medicine?
Can a successful doctor, one who scoops parasitic masses and embedded nails out of patients’ brains, save his own daughter’s life? Even Danny Tilson’s neurosurgical skills, his paramedic best friend, and his stable family life cannot prevent Danny’s asthmatic daughter from suddenly dying.
While reeling from this first tragedy, Danny falls prey to an alluring and calculating seductress who has wheedled her way into his OR through deceit and trickery, and to her Chesapeake Bay retriever, who is all innocence to her conniving. Vulnerable and shaken, Danny makes all the wrong choices for the love of this aqua eyed lady.
Danny’s torrid affair conjures up a gaggle of Tennessee attorneys who pursue him as he turns vagrant with the roguish retriever. But in the backwoods of Tennessee? The plot thickens to payback the woman who left in a hurry.