by J.A. Schneider
Terror and tragedy in the Obstetrics Dept of a major hospital. A determined intern investigates.
“Maria Moran’s first inkling of trouble was the coppery taste in her mouth. It came suddenly, a rushing whoosh of something that made her gag, and when she reached to wipe her mouth, her hand came away smeared with blood.”
So begins this thriller about a young intern, Jill Raney, determined to investigate tragedies and terror at a famous fertility and genetic engineering hospital. When two pregnant women die and a fetus is delivered with severe chromosomal abnormalities, Jill’s superiors – including handsome, smitten-with-her resident David Levine – insist there’s no common link.
But her suspicions deepen with the grotesque murder near the hospital of another pregnant woman – her belly drained of amniotic fluid. And when a woman miscarries in the hospital and then disappears, Jill frantically searches for her – following a terrifying path that seems to link all the victims: Is someone playing with life…and the structures of human life itself?
An unforgettable tale of suspense with a shocking denouement, Embryo takes you deep into the mind of malignant genius.
J.A. (Joyce Anne) Schneider is a former staffer at Newsweek. She grew up reading everything, from Nancy Drew to the back of a cereal box. Words and story ideas are always teeming in her head – “a colorful place!” she says. She’s a wife, mother of two adult children, and loves thrillers, medical thrillers, and mysteries. Decades of being married to a physician who loves explaining medical concepts and reliving his experiences means that there’ll be medical angles even in “regular” thrillers that she writes.
She has traditionally published FLORA TRISTAN and DARKNESS FALLS; EMBRYO is her first ebook. She and her husband live in southern Connecticut. She is hard at work on her next novel, a sequel to EMBRYO.
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