Cassella C.
Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, New York, 2008.

The author has weaved a riveting tale around a nightmarish operating room disaster that leaves a child dead and launches a complicated malpractice suit. For physicians who are going through or have been through a similar experience, the anesthesiologist author captures the agonizing feelings and personal and professional devastation that accompany such events. As she notes, “this book is about no actual person and, if I have done my job, it is equally about each one of us.”