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Thrilling novel of medical deception

  • Jul 7, 2010
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Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady is the author's thrilling follow-up to Through the Fire. Jonathan Trestle is just a few weeks away from ending his job as a paramedic and starting medical school when a dying man hands him a mysterious note with the instructions to "Give it to Martin." Jonathan feels compelled to follow the dead man's final wish, but Martin dies before he can give him the letter, which starts the young man on a quest to discover the truth behind the two mens' deaths and what the curious markings on the letter mean. The journey quickly puts his career in jeopardy as well as the lives of everyone he contacts in seeking help. Grady's recreations of trauma scenes are incredibly realistic while the thrills and chills of are of forget-to-breathe-or-blink variety. Jonathan's personal history of tragedy makes him a three dimensional character that readers will enjoy reading about. Grady writes thrilling dramas about men in the emergency profession who are haunted by personal demons and yet are determined to do what is right. I can't wait to see what he writes next.

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review by . July 07, 2010
      Shawn Grady's sophomore release shows great talent. I did not read his first book so I can't compare the two, but I plan to go back and pick it up based on what I read in Tomorrow We Die. I work in the medical field and am fascinated with the human body and its workings and Grady's EMT training has given him lots of details to provide. Tomorrow We Die is a fast read weighing in at around 200 pages (not sure of final count as I read an Advanced Reader Copy provided …
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Jonathan Trestle is a paramedic who's spent the week a few steps behind the angel of death. When he responds to a call about a man sprawled on a downtown sidewalk, Trestle isn't about to lose another victim. CPR revives the man long enough for him to hand Trestle a crumpled piece of paper and say, "Give this to Martin," before being taken to the hospital.

The note is a series of dashes and haphazard scribbles. Trestle tries to follow up with the patient later, but at the ICU he learns the man awoke, pulled out his IVs, and vanished, leaving only a single key behind. Jonathan tracks the key to a nearby motel where he finds the man again--this time not just dead but murdered. Unwilling to just let it drop, Jonathan is plunged into a mystery that soon threatens not only his dreams for the future but maybe even his life.

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ISBN-10: 076420596X
ISBN-13: 978-0764205965
Author: Shawn Grady
Publisher: Bethany House

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