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Dead Ringer by Allen Wyler

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dead Ringer

While speaking at a Hong Kong medical conference, neurosurgeon Dr. Lucas McCrae slips the cloth off a cadaver’s head during a routine medical demonstration, and is overwhelmed with the shock by what’s staring back at him: His best friend, Andy Baer.
Stunned, McCrae races back to Seattle to discover that Andy is in fact missing and may have been murdered by a gang of body snatchers who operate a legit funeral business and make a fortune by selling recovered body parts to medical researchers.
McCrae teams up with an unlikely pair—a beautiful but hardnosed female cop and a gang member whose family was victimized by the body parts ring—to try and expose a macabre web of corruption that involves law enforcement, politicians, funeral home curators and murdered prostitutes.
Internationally renowned neurosurgeon Allen Wyler takes us deep into a nightmarish scenario, shockingly ripped from recent headlines, and delivers a horrifically plausible, page-turning thriller.

Goodreads Summary

Mystery and suspense are always a good combination, but when given a medical twist, an excellent novel is created.  Wyler’s background as a neurosurgeon is obvious in the first chapter and adds to his credibility as an author.  This credibility is important because Allen Wyler is writing about an important issue in our world today: body parts trafficking.
Dr. McCrae is about to teach some surgeons in China new techniques, when he removes the sheet covering the cadaver he will be operating on.  The cadaver, he sees, is actually his best friend.  It is at this point that the book drew me in and did not let me go.
Any readers interested in thrills and excitement would love Dead Ringer.  Wyler’s writing style is perfectly suited for building suspense and making readers wonder, “What will happen next?”  My heart was pounding through the adventures of Dr. McCrae and his friends.  I loved the characters, hated the villains, and never saw what was coming next.  Such a great book!  
4 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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