City of the Dead
September 8, 2020
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
Trauma Nurse Faces Life and Death Searching for her Lost Sister in City of the Dead, a Medical Thriller from Eileen Dreyer
—New Orleans, Present Day—
Forensic Nurse Chastity Byrnes courageously stood up to her father, exposed his secrets, shattered her family, and sent herself into exile. But after a decade of struggle, she’s finally found peace, until a sister she hasn’t seen or heard from in years disappears, and her sister’s husband—a man she’s never met—turns to her for help.
Old guilt twisting inside her, Chastity leaves for the French Quarter of New Orleans searching for a sister she suspects doesn’t want to be found.
Aided by fellow Forensic Nurse Karina Boudreaux, and ex-firefighter-turned-cabbie James Guidry, Chastity navigates the diverse culture of New Orleans and her own past, searching for answers.
But as the people around her begin mysteriously dying, Chastity discovers she’s in the sights of a serial killer.
Publisher’s Note: No one writes medical thrillers better than former Trauma Nurse, Eileen Dreyer. The story contains profanity consistent with the setting, with no explicit sexual content, and will be enjoyed by fans of medical and psychological thrillers and mysteries.
Originally published as Sinners and Saints in November 2005 in hardcover by St. Martin’s Press, November 2006 in mass market paperback and April 2007 in eBook by St. Martin’s Paperbacks.
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer is actually evil twins. Known as Kathleen Korbel to her Silhouette readers, she has published thirty-seven novels and novellas and 11 short stories in not only the various genres of romance (including historical, suspense, fantasy and contemporary) but suspense---most particularly medical forensic suspense, where she kills off the people who annoyed her when she worked as a trauma nurse She came to publishing from that world of trauma nursing, which taught her some very important lessons, the most important being "don't sweat the small stuff," or, as her family puts it, "come see me when you get hit by a bus." In addition to trauma, she is trained in death investigation and Tactical Medicine (technically she is eligible to be a medic on a SWAT team). Eileen won her first publishing award in 1987, being named the best new Contemporary Romance Author by Romantic Times. Since then she has garnered not only a prestigious Anthony Award nomination for mystery, but five Rita Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which afforded her a place as only the fourth member in the RWA Hall of Fame. Eileen is a voracious reader---of everything---who started writing at ten, when she ran out of Nancy Drews. She writes in two genres, because she believes in the message of both: hope and justice. (well, and because she hasn't finished that big fantasy yet) You can figure out which is which. A frequent speaker at writer's conferences and universities all across the country (and more recently, Italy), Eileen is a member not only of Romance Writers of America, but Novelists, Inc, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and, just in case things go wrong, Emergency Nurses Association. She has also assumed the mantle of unofficial mascot for the International Association of Forensic Nurses, a new forensic subspecialty that, amazingly enough, has begun to show up in her work. A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Missouri, Eileen has been married for forty-four years to husband Rick, and has two children and might have grandchildren. She also has animals but refuses to expose them to the glare of the limelight. An addicted traveler, she has sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and enjoys the kind of hands-on book research that lets her salve an insatiable curiosity. She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and friends.