Review of First Do No Harm by L. Jan Eira

Dr. Jack Norris has a great life. He’s a young, well-respected cardiac specialist working in a small community hospital and he’s married to gorgeous psychologist, Claire. He never First Do No Harm by L. Jan Eiraimagines his life will be turned upside down after his best friend and colleague, Dr. John Connor, is killed in a bizarre hospital shooting. Jack and Claire soon find that investigating the terrible tragedy will put them in danger as well.

First Do No Harm immediately throws readers into the middle of a life or death situation. The author clearly knows how to grab a reader’s attention and keep it. Working his way backwards, L. Jan Eira retraces the events leading up to the dangerously cold-blooded attack on Jack. The author obviously knows his stuff. He’s woven some fascinating medical scenarios, technology and terminology to make this book an action-packed, absorbing novel. Although cardiology is a highly specialized field of medicine, the author expertly uses character dialogue to explain medical jargon in layman’s terms. The premise of the story is fascinating and plausible. I could definitely see this story play out in real life, which is certainly a frightening prospect.

I would highly recommend First Do No Harm to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced, intelligent and thrilling medical murder mystery. The characters are well-developed and likeable. I plan to read the author’s other books!


5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton