Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
First time novelist Josh Bazell has wowed me. Think of Carl Hiassen and Chuck Palahniuk put together. He's created a character kinda like Dr. Gregory House on the TV show, but added in a bit of the Sopranos. Pietro Brwna works as a doctor in the busy Manhattan Catholic Hospital, but he may not be who you want to be your physician. He's smart, yes, but his mafia background may put you in the line of fire. His past comes back to haunt him when a familiar face is lying in a hospital bed. We find out about his past in flashbacks, and he definately had a reason for going into the Witness Protection Program. It's a mystery, a tragic romance, a shocker, brash, amazing, and gripping as heck. This is for mature readers only though, kiddos.