Code Triage by Candace Calvert
Dr. Leigh Stathos likes her ER shifts fast, furious, and adrenaline-infused—“Treat ’em and street ’em”—with no emotional complications. Life’s taught her a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. And the clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with “the other woman” begins a whole new set of lessons.
San Francisco police officer Nick Stathos never gives up, whether protecting his patrol neighborhood, holding fast to faith—or trying to save his marriage. Seven days is all he has to reach Leigh’s heart. But when a desperate act of violence slams Golden Gate Mercy Hospital into lockdown, it starts a chain of events that will change lives forever.
This is the Third Book in a Series. Although not having read the first two books in this series I had no problem with the main story in this book. I was however completely lost in the Last chapter. All these characters that I had no Idea who they were or where they were from came out of the wood work and completely threw me for a loop.
That being said I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely be going back and reading the first two books.
We first meet Nick Stathos as he is trying to intervene on behalf of a mother that is at the end of her rope with her life. Her electricity has been turned off and her babysitter didn't show up so her daughter called for help and the police and Crisis worker show up. Nick is able to talk to her and by time and then they rush the whole family to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. At the hospital we are introduced to Nick's soon to be Ex-wife Leigh who wants to just get the divorce and start her life over again. Nick wants desperately to save his marriage. In walks Samantha Gordon, the Crisis worker and the women that Nick had an affair with when his best friend and her brother died and Leigh had kicked him out of the house.
Along with all this drama lurking in the background is the father of the family sent to the hospital who has been banished from the family for taking and dealing drugs. He is determined to get his family back. Anyway he can.
I really liked this book although I thought that there was way too much time spent on talking about Leigh's horse. There was just enough suspense to keep you turning the pages but not so much that you lost sight of the wole human drama going on between Leigh , Nick and Samatha.
I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes.