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Random House, 1993 - Fiction - 10 pages
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"ENGROSSING; ([An] intriguing combination of nurse and detective story".
--Library Journal
With a sharp eye and even sharper pen, Echo Heron stunned the world with her gritty, passionate, brutally honest account of a nurse's daily life in her national bestseller, Intensive Care. Now she turns her humor, honesty and compassion to a gripping story of a nurse facing burnout.
Cat Richardson is battle weary and disillusioned. With a heart--and a mouth--as big as her 12EEE shoes, she's continually bucking a system choked by hospital politics, egomaniacal doctors, frustrated co-workers. After twenty-five-hour days battling chaos, and caring for patients who desperately need her, Cat is losing both patience and her mind.
Then an intriguing police detective investigating the brutal beating of a celebrated artist breathes new life into her frantic, loveless existence, and a special patient nurtures her fading spirit...even as danger strikes perilously close to home; (.
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This novel centers around Catalina Richardson, a nurse approaching burnout after 20 years, and the lives of five of her patients. Two are dying, two need to put their lives back together, and one has ... Read full review


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This oddly intriguing combination of nurse and detective story becomes more engrossing as it gains momentum. Cat Richardson lives a nurse's usual life--she's underpaid, overworked, and unappreciated ... Read full review


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Heron was a critical-care nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area for seventeen years and is a spokesperson for nurses and patients' rights.

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