With a Vengeance
September 8, 2020
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
Fantasy Retribution Becomes Harsh Reality in With a Vengeance, a Medical Thriller from Eileen Dreyer
—St. Louis, Missouri—Present Day—
Trauma nurse and SWAT medic Maggie O’Brien has spent years trying to get out from under the shadow of her father, the most infamous cop in St. Louis. Her SWAT team is now her family, and the Blymire Memorial ER staff her friends.
But when people in her care start turning up dead, Maggie fears one of her ER friends is enacting a fantasy retribution by systematically killing patients.
Caught dead center between justice and loyalty, dare she betray the people she relies on most? If she doesn’t, will she be no better than her father? But if she does, she’ll likely be the next victim.
Publisher’s Note: No one writes medical thrillers better than former Trauma Nurse, Eileen Dreyer. This tight medical thriller contains profanity consistent with the salty speech of cops and bad-guys and contains some explicit sexual content.
Originally published March 2003 in hardcover by St. Martin’s Press and March 2004 in mass market paperback and 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.