THE MURDER WEAPON OF THE FUTURE…IS HERE NOW!

Feisty nurse sleuth Gina Mazzio and her equally intrepid partner Harry Lucke hit the ground running after their honeymoon, exploring unknown territory as they tangle with their most dangerous enemies yet — one that isn't even human, and some that are.

(Long-time fans should stop here and rejoice— after so many false starts, they finally tied the knot!  But new readers won’t be left out. They’ll find this SEVENTH adventure a good place to start— because who doesn't love newlyweds? And in a hard-boiled medical thriller, especially newlyweds who find themselves knee-deep in mayhem.)

Back from an idyllic beach wedding and honeymoon on romantic Kauai, Gina and Harry have barely unpacked when San Francisco’s Ridgewood Hospital sends them off on an intriguing assignment to report on surgical robotics at a hospital near Santa Cruz.

Intrigue turns to worry as they’re plunged into the midst of a deadly clash between hands-on-medicine traditionalists and those eager to dive headlong into the futurist whirlpool of robotics. Once again, Gina’s intuitive skills are as sharp as her medical knowledge—because deadly is the operative word here. It turns out a robot can be a superb murder weapon.

As the fast-paced story twists and turns, the human villains will stop at nothing—including harassment, threats, and, finally kidnapping to stop Gina and Harry, who now must race the clock to discover who’s hacking the robotic units and causing bloody mayhem in the surgery suites.


This is an action-packed, shocking, take-no-prisoners tale of medical suspense, definitely not for the faint-hearted. But fans of the more hard-boiled medical thrillers (and also of Patricia Cornwell) will eat it up; as will lovers of strong women detectives, hospital mysteries, and all medical fiction, especially fans of Tess Gerritsen



Advance praise for BONE SLICE:

“A terrific read! The pages fly in a provocative look at modern medicine. Gina Mazzio and Harry Lucke are characters worth rooting for. Bette and J.J. Lamb write superb dialogue. Plan to find a comfortable chair and stay up late. Highly recommended.” — Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author of Special Circumstances.

“A sexy and creepy contemporary medical thriller about modern technology. This story is so realistic that the horror could someday become a reality at a hospital near you.” — Peter Heinlein, MD