Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beat The Reaper

Beat the ReaperBeat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was luke warm on reading this book. I really had my heart set on a bit of chick lit, but seem to have misplaced the damn book, so I read this instead. I'm not longer luke warm. I loved this book. There's no time wasted setting up a story, the main character if witty and funny - seriously laugh out loud stuff. The plot, while a tad outrageous seems to hold water. Really though, it was the characters that won me on this one.

Synopsis: Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient—and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program—and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it takes to keep his patient alive so he can buy some time...and beat the reaper.

Recommended Reading:
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle

Book 1 of 24 of Self-Challenge

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