Kristen Kroiter was sixteen, a highschool sophomore, when she was injured in a car accident. Dr. Ted Cogan had saved her life when he treated her in the ER six months ago. But now police detectives were questioning Cogan about her, in intimate detail. What was going on? What had she told them?
Thats just it, the cops said. She hadnt told them anything. She had died. Looked like a suicide. And Cogan was in a heap of trouble. Tense and twisting, Knife Music is the story of a doctor struggling to clear his name after being accused of raping and causing the suicide of a young girl. The novel pits Cogan, a fortythreeyearold surgeon and selfdescribed womanizer, against Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset its not clear who is victim and who is victimizer, as the usually dispassionate Madden grapples with his longsuppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any cost. It all leads up to the most stunning surprise ending since Scott Turows Presumed Innocent.