Dr. Zara Pendergast is a cardiologist, a woman who spends long hours at the hospital tending to the needs of other people’s hearts, often to the detriment of her own. When Zara is appointed acting chief of medicine at the teaching hospital where she works, it seems like the years of discipline and hard work are finally paying off.
Sometimes, Zara learns, she should be careful what she wishes for. In her new position, Zara discovers a large malpractice scam and must decide between exposing the perpetrators and protecting her own career.
As professional pressures mount, Zara meets a wealthy and successful businessman who introduces her to society life and sweeps her off her feet right when she’s longing for escape. But will saying yes to him strip her of too much of her identity? And with patient safety on the line, how long can Zara keep quiet?
Fans of intelligent female protagonists will enjoy this engaging story about a woman trying to juggle the demands of her career as a cardiologist while struggling to determine what’s best for her own heart.