By G. H. Ephron
Amnesia, G.H. Ephron's acclaimed debut, brought forensic neuropsychologist and professional safeguard witness Dr. Peter Zak. Returning in habit, Peter is again within the thick of items on the Pearce Psychiatric middle, dealing with sufferers in addition to daily standard administrative nightmares on the health facility, like budgetary issues, building, and colleagues' drug trials. after which the worst nightmare of all-the homicide of a colleague.
Such an occasion, if it weren't devastating adequate, rekindles Peter's thoughts of the homicide of his spouse, which left Peter emotionally shattered and remoted; he's only in the near past began to emerge. yet he can't retreat this time; he needs to use his services to assist reconstruct this baffling and very own killing.
Peter discovers his buddy and previous lover, Pearce psychiatrist Channing Temple, lifeless from a gunshot wound on medical institution grounds. Her 16-year-old daughter Olivia is status over the physique, keeping a gun. Did Olivia, who has been abusing Ritalin and different medicines, kill her mom? Peter thinks now not, yet she is readily arraigned for homicide, and he has basically weeks to discover the killer earlier than Olivia is distributed to criminal. during this stressful and compelling moment installment in a hugely lauded sequence, the proficient writing workforce referred to as G.H. Ephron tackles the hazards and misconceptions surrounding addiction...and the chaos of homicide.
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The man did not look up; the sound of his pen, scratching over the surface of the paper, continued. Morton rocked back on his heels, trying to calm his impatience. Skelton was an eccentric man, but the Runner had deep respect for his skills and was willing to wait at least a short while to find out why he'd been summoned. Around Bow Street Skelton had acquired the moniker "Skeleton," and one look at the ungainly surgeon was all the explanation this required. Morton had never seen a man of apparent good health so bony and angular.
A shake of the head. "No one. " Morton looked at the poor woman standing before him, so braced for bad news. He took a deep breath, feeling sadness settle over him like a grey winter day. " For the briefest moment the woman leaned her forehead against the door, which she still held partially open. A moan escaped her, and she pressed her eyes tightly closed. With a visible effort she pulled herself upright, squaring her narrow shoulders and composing her face. It was a remarkable act of will, as though she had not a moment more to give over to grief.