4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This novel has possibly the funniest first chapter ever written. Read it yourself, I'm not going to spoil it. As for the rest of it, this is an exceptionally well-written first novel, with a mystery that holds up to the end, an interesting political point to make (as with all of Brookmyre's works), told in a voice that pulls one along with intensity. Set in the world of Edinburgh's health care delivery system, it lampoons the frustrations of getting a good doctor when you really need one while giving the reader a wild ride. Leaves us waiting for more.