A gang of criminals devise a scheme to defraud insurance companies by faking heart attacks. Their plot includes a method of altering electrocardiograms. The setting is 1931 when electrocardiography was a relatively new diagnostic tool. Stuart Downing, a young physician, suspects the scheme, but digging out the evidence proves a deadly pursuit. Downing is up against a a devious lawyer, unscrupulous doctors, crooked insurance agents, and killers. Downing must match his ingenuity against that of the scammers with an unimaginable threat lurking at his every move.
Barry Friedman is a retired orthopaedic surgeon. Since his retirement he has written nine novels and two non-fiction works. The novels are mostly medical mysteries and thrillers. All are listed on Amazon.com. He and his wife live in Southern California.read more