This is one of the worst books I have ever read...totally disjointed, subplots that are not relevant, gore and blood thirsty events simply for their "special effects". Initially I had thought that the female MD, falsely accused of murder, would prove to be a strong valiant character and would redeem herself. In fact, she was portrayed as very weak and without any internal fortitude. I finished this book only hoping that something good would finally occur. Don't be as disappointed as I was.