Award-Winning Medical Thriller
Battling a malicious wrongful death malpractice suit, past-haunted emergency physician Zack Winston and case-hardened defense attorney Bridget Larsen uncover a conspiracy that trades in prescription drugs and murder-for-hire.
A series of obscure deaths in the ER impugn Zack’s competence and sets him up for failure. He conjures an imaginary relationship with Noelle, his young navy pilot wife whose life he could not save nine years ago. An unseen enemy threatens his hard-earned redemption.
As Zack and Bridget peel back layers of truth, past relationships and current alliances destabilize. A new bond grows between them.
Inspired by memories of Noelle, Zack must deal with his blighted past and overcome a mentor’s treachery to find the truth. Bridget’s life and his hang in the balance.
Reviews and Awards
“Absolutely stunning! This is the heart-stopping medical thriller I’ve waited for.”
—Stella Cameron, NYT bestselling author.
“A heart-pounding thriller. Krentz taps his richly lived experience as an emergency physician and takes the reader on a deep dive into the medical challenges, legal battles, and lingering emotional wounds of Dr. Zack Winston. A page turner, with twists that surprise — and satisfy.”
—Deborah Serani, award-winning author of THE NINTH SESSION.
“Krentz applies his insider’s knowledge of the ER in a taut thriller that will rivet fans of medical dramas.”
—Kimmery Martin, author of DOCTORS AND FRIENDS, THE QUEEN OF HEARTS, and THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING.
“DEAD ALREADY opens on the adrenaline rush of emergency room action and never slows down. Murder, nuanced characters, and deadly secrets make for a roller-coaster thrill ride. The push-pull relationship between ER doc Zack Winston and defense lawyer Bridget Larsen rings true all the way to their plunge into life-threatening danger.”
—Jayne Ann Krentz / Amanda Quick, NYT and USA Today bestselling author.
“The author has created a nail-biter of a medical drama, reminiscent of Robin Cook’s bestsellers. There is an edginess to the characters and writing, the pace is unnerving, and the plot has enough mystery, suspense, and intricacies to keep you invested all the way through.”
—Tammy Ruggles for Readers’ Favorite.
Listed as one of “the best medical thriller books from the last 5 years.”
“What sets this book apart is its elevated writing. The story is deep and the characters have their nuances and complexities.” — Joel’s Books.