Surgeon Tori Taylor rules the operating room with a precision that makes residents feel faint, nurses cower, and colleagues take notes. But even with the honor of being a respected surgeon, Tori finds herself alone in her moment of desperation—dying on her own operating table.
Tori Taylor needs a heart transplant, but what she receives is far more than a donor organ. Lying loveless and friendless in the recovery room, Tori discovers that memories are surfacing in her mind that are not her own. Terrifying glimpses of murder drive her out of the world of medicine and into a homicide investigation.
As her ordered life grows more and more chaotic, Tori’s new heart begins to melt her icy walls from the inside out. This new heart of flesh is transforming her heart of stone, and there’s no going back.
File Size: 2601 KB
Print Length: 386 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (September 1, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Harry Kraus, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon, medical missionary to East Africa, and accomplished writer of both non-fiction and fiction. Medical realism and gripping plotlines distinguish his writing, as he gets most of his ideas with a scalpel in hand. Dr. Kraus resides in Kenya with his wife Kris and the youngest of his three sons.
This is my own book that I wasn’t required to read. You may notice it has taken me awhile to read it. That isn’t because it isn’t good, but I only listen to it read from my Kindle when I’m on my treadmill.
A Heartbeat Away by Harry Kraus is an excellent book and I enjoyed it very much. This book talks about heart transplant and cellular memory. Here is how to explain that: In our modern culture, cellular memory was first studied in heart transplant recipients when the patients displayed strange cravings, change in tastes, cravings and mild personality. Major organs like the heart, liver, kidney, and even muscles are known to contain large populations of neural networks, which are self-contained brains and produce noticeable changes. Acquired combinatorial memories in organ transplants could enable transferred organs to respond to patterns familiar to the organ donors, and it may be triggered by emotional signals. Science discovered evidence that nervous system organs store memories and respond to places, events, and people recognized by their donors.
I really love the double story of Tori the woman who got the transplant and the couple whom she got the transplant from. Very interesting plot twist and turns. When you read this you will see if the memories Tori gets will help her to solve a crime and just get her in trouble.
Really enjoyed this story and recommend it for everyone who loves a good romance, suspense and the medical field.
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This is my own book and no one asked me to review it.