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Nat Hennessy – saw his father battered to death by a drunken black looter during the Great Blackout of 1977. Twenty years later, Nat, now a cop, has the chance to avenge the brutal murder – but only at the cost of compromising his own integrity.

Cush Walker – must live with the memory of witnessing his father’s lynching at the hands of the Ku-Klux-Klan. A pioneering brain surgeon, he has dedicated his life to eradicating the bigotry that caused the tragedy.

Camilla Bissonnette – engaged to one man, loved by the other, she discovers a secret in her own past that has profound implications for both. Now she lies in a coma and needs the technical skills of Cush to save her. But even this is not enough without a chilling personal sacrifice.


Pottinger proves he is a master of the art of the medical thriller. . . the action bounces around like machine-gun fire in a dark alley. . . this kaleidoscopic thriller is marvellously complex, charged with emotional impact and resounding ethical questions
Publishers Weekly
Ingenious, ambitious and sprawling medico-racio-psycho thriller. . . if you have a taste for violence and complicated high-tech surgical procedures . . . your reward could be a gripping read
Daily Mail
controversial and hard-hitting medical thriller
Good Book Guide
If you're looking for a "big read", look no further. . . a truly engrossing thriller. A real toughie of a novel.
Manchester Evening News
A fascinating potpourri of race, sex, violence and intricate neurosurgery. Pottinger maintains a lively, enthralling pace throughout.
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