Meet Ladarat Patalung -- the first and only nurse detective in Thailand. Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband into the emergency room of the Sriphat Hospital in Thailand, where he passed away. A guard thinks she remembers her coming in before, but with a different husband -- one who also died. Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer-if there is one -- loose in her hospital. Then again,she never expected to be a detective in the first place.
And now, Ladarat has no choice but to investigate. . .
The first novel in a captivating new series by David Casarett, M.D.
About the Author
David Casarett, M.D., is a physician, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is the author of three acclaimed works of non-fiction. His studies have resulted in more than one hundred articles and book chapters, published in leading medical journals such as JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. His many awards include the prestigious U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He lives in Philadelphia.
"A charming mystery...a delight."
—Vaseem Khan, author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series
"A wonderful debut novel full of the sights, sounds and senses of Thailand mixed in with one hell of a great plot and a heroine -- Ladarat Patalung -- who stays with you long after the book is closed. Bring on the second in the series."
—Ian Hamilton, author of the Ava Lee novels
"I love this book. It's not only a killer mystery, but it also introduces a uniquely appealing central character and gives us a warm and accurate look into the Thai heart."
—Timothy Hallinan, author of the Junior Bender mysteries and the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers