By Tom Hunt
Gary Foster’s pregnant wife, Beth, collapses and when he visits her at the hospital, they are both thankful to learn the baby is fine. Unfortunately, she has a brain tumor, and after bouts of chemotherapy, it only continues to grow. The doctor tells them of a clinical trial that is not covered by insurance that might be promising, but the cost is estimated to be around $200,000. Of course, they don’t have that kind of money.
Just when all seems lost, Gary has a visitor. This man has heard about the family’s dilemma and offers to give him the money, but he has to murder someone to receive it. Now Gary has a decision to make whether to let his wife die or murder someone he doesn’t know to get the funds necessary to save her life.
Hunt’s debut novel shows that sometimes what is the best solution comes with a horrible cost. This is a terrific first novel, and anyone who enjoys a straight-up thriller will feel compelled to follow Gary on his journey to save his wife, even if it costs him his soul.