REVIEWED BY JOANNA POWELL
Drawing on her 22 years of medical experience, physician Cassella vividly captures the inner workings of a large Seattle hospital, where Dr. Marie Heaton, a respected anesthesiologist, is shattered when a child dies on her watch. A malpractice suit compounds Heaton's feelings of guilt; the subsequent onslaught of depositions, hospital power plays and character assaults drive her into anguished self-scrutiny. We're in familiar Grey's Anatomy territory here, as the never-married doctor examines her personal as well as professional demons and draws closer to her sister, her father and a colleague who's her ex. But a startling plot twist, combined with Cassella's first-hand understanding of our ailing health care system, makes this involving debut just what the doctor ordered.