A new must-read crime series for fans of Mark Billingham and Sarah Hilary: introducing Harry Kent, a police surgeon working with the Met, determined to help those the world would rather brush aside.
Dr Harry Kent: former Army medic, hospital registrar, police surgeon, drug addict and defender of anyone the world would rather brush aside. His critics say he has a weakness for lost causes.
There are some problems Harry can't solve. His guilt, his lack of sleep, his fractured relationships.
But when he sits down across from a sick teenager, he knows what to do - even if that teenager is armed.
When the negotiations go wrong and the boy is rushed to hospital, Harry soon realises the danger is not over. Someone wants his patient dead, someone who has access to medical records, someone who will stop at nothing to hide the truth.
Harry knows he can't save everyone. But he won't stop trying...
McCarthy is an original new voice who uses his inside knowledge to great effect in this memorable novel. - Sunday Times, crime book of the month
A brilliant hero...every page is full of tension - Sunday Mirror
This ferocious debut from a young medical student is one of the finest first crime novels I have encountered this year...Written with admirable verve and lacerating detail, it announces the arrival of a shiny new talent in British crime writing and grips from the start - Daily Mail
Gripping - Independent
Gritty, authentic and has enough twists to keep readers guessing until a shocking conclusion. McCarthy is a bright talent - Daily Express
A fast-moving, wholly contemporary tale...The vibrant mix of medical thriller and police procedural is enhanced by the realistic backdrop of inner-city social problems. - The Times
A stunning debut...gripping and original - Mail on Sunday
A good story, well told, and very much enriched by an insider's knowledge - Literary Review