by James Rozhon
Gotham Books

"Time means nothing when you’re blindfolded. A minute becomes an hour, an hour becomes a day. ...It’s worse when you’re tied to a post and forgotten."

Told in first-person narration, this is the third novel in Rozhon’s series about Doctor Evangeline Monica Sixkiller-Collins Collins, known by most as Doctor Six. Doctor Six is worried about her husband’s liver and determined to get a blood sample back to her office. First, though, she gets attacked, groped, and kidnapped. A confident and colorful character, Doctor Six lives in an RV trailer park in Kalispell, Montana. Her husband, Mario, may have Gaucher disease, which can affect the lungs, liver, spleen, bone marrow, and even the brain. Doctor-patient confidentiality is a serious business to Doctor Six, who encounters many different characters along her journey. This is a fast-paced story with many surprising twists and turns in the plot line that will definitely keep the reader guessing.

The dialogue in the novel is exciting, and most of the characters are quirky and even sometimes dangerous. The narration is tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic, and overall entertaining. The narrative voice is conversational, and readers will feel like Doctor Six is speaking directly to them. The protagonist meets many strange characters throughout the book, such as Daniel Freeman—who may also have Type 1 Gaucher disease and will need an implanted IV shunt, William Moon Owl Moore, Fire Dawn, and plenty more. The character names are very interesting and add to an already unique story. These secondary characters are also eccentric and entertaining, and their personalities are sure to keep the reader engaged. Doctor Six is a sharp-tongued protagonist who is unapologetic and determined to reach her goal. Where plenty of women would back down and acquiesce, she is undeterred and fearless. Overall, this is a fast-paced novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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