"When a body turns up in the Allegheny River, it's rushed to the Pittsburgh cororner's office for an autopsy. But something's wrong - the person died of natural causes and has aready been embalmed. So how did the corpse end up in the river?
A year later, Dr. Jack Merlin, a dedicated young surgeon, makes another shocking discovery. The body currently being dissected in the gross anatomy lab at Pittsburgh University Medical Center is his roomate, who went missing months earlier. No foul play had been suspected. But now....
As an amateur magician, Dr. Merlin knows a little bit about disappearing acts. This one is a killer. He'll have to use all his skills - in medicine and magic - to find the truth. And stay alive..."
This is the second book I've read recently which was set in Pittsburgh! I enjoyed the mix of medicine, murder and magic, though some of the characters were a bit two-dimensional at times. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Hocus Corpus.
Date finished: 2/6/2007
Book No.: 12
Rating: 3* = good
No. of pages: 394