by John Alvah Barnes, Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/1/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781585003303

About the Book

Jay must find the saboteur before someone else dies...

Code Blue! Kirkwood Medical Center electronic technician Jay Barlow knows about Life-and-death emergencies--he just never imagined that he'd be in that situation himself. While checking a defibrillator used to shock human hearts into action, Jay receives a jolt that starts a sinister, dangerous and ultimately fatal series of events.

While Jay is recovering and being cared for tenderly by ER nurse, Debbie Farrell, Jay and his boss, Dan Harris, watch as the Biomedical Department is shocked by a series of mysterious and potentially lethal equipment malfunctions. As Jay's romance with the delectable Debbie grows, he and Dan begin to suspect deliberate sabotage. But why would anyone booby-trap machines designed to save lives?

Jay himself becomes a suspect and then watches in horror as a fellow Technician dies in an accident caused by a faulty machine. When the breakdowns are used as an excuse to close down the entire department, Jay decides he must track down the killer before more innocent people are sacrificed. He suspects everyone, including his best friend, before uncovering the ruthless killer. Finally he recruits the entire department in a bizarre, fitting and very satisfying plot of revenge.

About the Author

John Alvah Barnes, Jr. spent over seven years in Biomedical Electronics, working in over twenty hospitals in the Philadelphia area. 'I hadn't worked in the hospital environment for long before I began to think about the possibilities of writing a mystery grounded in a field that I found fascinating. The humor and physical comedy that I included in the story were natural for the atmosphere and I believe it gives my work a fresh and slightly offbeat feel. I hope my readers have as much fun with the story as I did.'