SEPTEMBER 6, 1997
Across the world, two-and-a-half billion people sit glued to the broadcast of Princess Diana’s funeral. In Bayonne, New Jersey, surgical resident Dr. Emma Parks watches the somber proceedings over her morning coffee, then hurries to get ready for work. Today’s shift, she expects, will be no different from any other… fixing broken bodies, one emergency at a time. But Emma couldn’t be more wrong. Today, she’ll discover a lover’s betrayal. Today she’ll save a man’s life using a procedure she was never trained for. Today she’ll receive a mysterious call from a man riding in a London taxi. And, before the day is out, she’ll be suspended from her job.
But that’s just today…
Tomorrow, a very determined killer will try to end her life.
Emma Parks always figured her life was pretty ordinary. She’s about to discover how extraordinary it really is.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Douglas Schofield was raised and educated in Canada, where he earned degrees in History and Law. Over the past three decades, he has worked as a trial lawyer in British Columbia, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. During those years, he has prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases of murder, sexual assault and other serious crimes. He currently holds the position of Assistant Solicitor General in the Cayman Islands Government.
His first book, Flight Risks received high praise and is now in its third edition. Mr Schofield is currently working on a third novel.
An interview with author Douglas Schofield from Miwk Publishing on Vimeo.
Reviews for Succession
"I read and loved Schofield's first book, ‘Flight Risks’, and looked forward to reading his latest effort, ‘Succession’, which did not disappoint. Like ‘Flight Risks’, the protagonist is a woman with a messy personal life (although not as messy as Grace's in ‘Flight Risks’). In the midst of losing at love and possibly losing her job, a phone call begins a series of events which threaten to unravel centuries of English history. The motivating force behind this is a media baron with a royal axe to grind (think of a Welsh Rupert Murdoch and you get the picture). Much is at stake in this political chess game but Emma is no pawn, as everyone quickly learns, and the story that follows is a page-turning thriller that I found difficult to put down. Recommended reading for any thriller fan, but even more so if you love a little history with your fiction - you'll find yourself Googling things to see if the historical events described actually happened!" David Dinner, George Town, Grand Cayman
"I didn't know what to expect when I started ‘Succession’. I enjoyed the characters. I LOVED the premise and the story. I like books that move along and this one did. The only thing that I did not like, is that the story ended, but it didn't end. It's a Cliff Hanger to use a T.V. phrase. Now I'll have to wait for an eternity for Mr. Schofield's next book! He better be writing!"
Cheryl, location unknown
Product Code: MIWKF2