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Pull a trigger and everything changes. Medical student Laura Nelson had just finished examining her first patient when she is forced to make a split-second decision that will alter the course of her life - forever. One life will end, and one life will never be the same. But keeping her dreadful secret will be one of the toughest challenges Laura will ever face. With a persistent and perceptive detective hot on her trail and a host of eerie incidents suggesting that maybe her secret isnt really a secret, Laura is drawn into an unseemly web of peril, deceit, and treachery and is forced to risk both her freedom and her sanity. Will her deadly secret come to light, or must she live forever in the shadow of death? Set amidst the upheaval and smoldering chaos of the Detroit riots of 1967, Shadow of Death is a haunting tale of unrest, fear, and consequences. Hailed as a stunning debut novel, Shadow of Death provides a spine-chilling glimpse of what lurks in the shadows.
Pull a trigger and everything changes. Whatever is good and normal dissolves before your eyes. Medical student Laura Nelson had just finished examining her first patient bullet wound to the head. As she leaves the hospital, an angry voice erupts with obscenities. Shaken and confused, she quickly walks the deserted two blocks to her car, keeping an eye on the dark, riot-torn neighborhood around her eager to get home to her husband and young sons. Suddenly, a rough hand drags her into a violent double crime. A trigger is pulled, and Lauras world changes forever.
Set amidst the upheaval and smoldering chaos of the Detroit riots of 1967, this story unfolds in a real place at a real time. These riots created a terrible fissure in the social fabric of that city engulfing ordinary people and spinning the normal patterns of life into a downward spiral. Shadow of Death is a story that could happen to any of us, especially those who believe their world and all they cherish will hold together no matter what.
Secrets, fear and frustration explode in a plot that races along like a runaway gurney in a hospital corridor. A story of courage and tragedy.
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THIS IS A WORLD YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO ENTER--OR FORGET
"The suspense is riveting and the pacing masterful. This book will keep you gasping for breath." Michael Palmer, author of eleven best-selling novels, including "The Society"
"Shadow of Death" portrays an accurate picture of Detroit during that tough year of 1967. It is realistic, gruesome and stunning, almost shocking in it's detail." David Poremba, Manager, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, and author of "Michigan"
"Dark secrets, shady characters, fear and frustration, and a plot that races along like a runaway gurney in a hospital corridor. "Shadow of Death" really scared me! A really good scare. I may just read it again." Don Bruns, best selling author of "Barbados Heat"
"There is a grand tradition of physicians who write books that sell. And sell. Dr. Gussin now joins their ranks." James Brady, New York Times best-selling author of "The Marine"
"A riveting, non-stop suspense novel from newcomer Patricia Gussin. Gussin taps into the deepest fears of women and places them artfully in the world of 1960's Detroit. I look forward to seeing what comes next from this author." Judy Clemens, author of "Till the Cows Come Home", nominated for Anthony and Agatha Awards
"A very promising novel about a little-explored incident about which this author knows a great deal." Stuart Kaminsky, best-selling author, Edgar Winner for Best Novel and Mystery Writers of America 2006 Grand Master Award