A Medical Mystery
by Amy S. Peele
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Pub Date 04 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 25 Feb 2023
Author Guide, She Writes Press
So when they go on their dream trip to Cuba, they are not looking for trouble. But all their plans go out the window when a desperate plea from a Cuban transplant surgeon puts the duo in serious danger with the Cuban government on the same day the four most prominent immunologists in the world—doctors who were on the verge of solving the huge rejection issues that have plagued the transplant community for over fifty years—are killed in a car accident in Chicago.
Soon, Sarah and Jackie find themselves dragged into the bowels of investigating venture capitalists and corporate greed—a terrain they know nothing about. As they uncover suspect clinical trials at major US transplant centers, including Sarah’s, their usual friends Biker Bob and Officer Handsome aren’t able to help them much, but they do receive assistance from an unlikely source: Sergio, who they helped to land in prison in Florida (and who is trying to win back his girlfriend), offers his help from the inside. Sarah and Jackie are armed with smarts, humor, and enough persistence to help them face the white-collared demons of corporate America—but with dangerous players gunning for them and death threats being made against their families, will they be able to solve this mystery before someone else gets hurt?
“Peele’s third medical mystery featuring this entertaining duo is a breezily written, cozy-adjacent read.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A page-turning thriller! I couldn’t put it down. Romance, corruption, murder; HOLD has it all. A must read.”–Louann Brizendine, MD, NY Times bestselling author of The Female Brain
"Hold is a fascinating thriller set in the complex world of organ transplant. Peele cleverly manages to keep the tension high while expertly weaving in a touch of romance and a heavy dose of humor to deliver the perfect mystery. You won’t be able to put it down!"–Michelle Cox, author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series
"In Amy Peele, you not only have an expert in her field telling the story, but a writer who really knows how to tell a story. Hold is highly recommended."–Mike Lawson, Edgar Award Nominee.
“You’re going to love Sarah and Jackie who solve and stop major crime while chomping on cigars, downing Cuba Libres, and relishing the friends and families that make it all possible.”–Louise Ure, Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning Author of The Fault Tree
"This fast-paced, entertaining story takes us on a rollercoaster of choices and redemption, all the while revealing the dark side of the organ transplant world."–Jane Ubell-Meyer, Founder, Bedside Reading