When his daughter falls ill and dies after eating a fast-food hamburger, Dr. Kim Regis leaves his practice and devotes his energies to learning why. Aided by his ex-wife, Regis pursues a trail of deadly evidence and uncovers complicity and guilt stretching from the slaughterhouse floor to the corporate boardroom.
Cook cooks up another medical thriller, with a bunch of E.coli bacteria as villain, an underdone hamburger as murder weapon, and a little boy as victim. His doctor-father soon discovers that something far more sinister than bad hygiene is the cause. A Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Mystery Guild main selection.