Doctor Joseph Polk is an intelligent, charismatic, and a powerful member of the medical staff at Brier Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he's killing his patients. No gun, knife, poison or drug injected into their intravenous tubing, common plot lines in medical thrillers, and he doesn't plan to kill them. They die anyway because this once brilliant physician, a functional psychopath for most of his career, has decompensated.
"Terrible narrator! Definitely not a "thriller""
When normal people suddenly attack and murder, their defense attorney hires Dr. Michael Rose - a former cop turned forensic psychiatrist - and his associate Karen Scott to represent them in court. The inexplicable events mystify these experienced professionals, and together they seek a rational explanation. When psychiatric evaluation reveals a pattern among the subjects, Michael suspects that there is more to these incidents than spontaneous psychosis.
Deadly Passage is a multi-layered, high seas, adventure-thriller audiobook of bioterrorism in a post-9/11 world. The audiobook operates on several levels not commonly encountered in a high-octane thriller, including insights into the terrorists, their backgrounds, rationale, and subtle conflicts within the communities from which they have been drawn that ultimately condition their decisions and actions. The responses of US governmental agencies mirror these diverse perspectives.