The Pain Nurse by Jon Talton
A Cincinnati Casebook (Cincinnati Casebooks)

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Cheryl Beth Wilson is an elite nurse at Cincinnati Memorial Hospital who finds a doctor brutally murdered in a secluded office. Wilson had been having an affair with the doctor’s husband, a surgeon, and this makes her a “person of interest” to the police, if not an outright suspect. But it’s not the cops who are following and watching Cheryl Beth.

Then another killing comes as former homicide detective Will Borders is just hours out of surgery. But as his stretcher is wheeled past the crime scene, he knows this is no random act of violence. Instead, it has all the marks of a serial killer case he supposedly solved years earlier. Rebuked by his former partner and unable even to walk, Borders starts to investigate. He teams up with Cheryl Beth, who is desperate to clear her name. But as the city teeters on the edge of violence and a killer grows closer, the two are running out of time to unlock the secrets of the murder and the brooding, old hospital.

About Jon Talton

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Jon Talton is the author of nine novels, including the David Mapstone Mysteries and the thriller Deadline Man. He is also a veteran journalist, including the former business editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He began the Cincinnatti Casebook series with The Pain Nurse. Jon lives in Seattle where he is economics columnist for the Seattle Times and runs the blog Rogue Columnist.
Published May 25, 2011 by Poisoned Pen Press. 239 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A nurse who understands pain, a cop who's got plenty of it and a cold case turned hot mesh smoothly in the latest from Talton (Cactus Heart, 2007, etc.).

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The author of the David Mapstone series set in Phoenix (Cactus Heart , etc.) puts an interesting twist on the detective solving a mystery while bed-ridden scenari

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Borders, working through his pain with the help of Cheryl Beth, becomes convinced his former colleagues aren't looking in the right place, and sets out to prove his pain nurse's innocence and find the true killer.Set in Cincinnati, The Pain Nurse is a well-crafted, well-paced mystery.

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