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The Last High

Category: Book
By (author): Kalla, Daniel
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Medical
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*In this riveting novel from international bestselling author Daniel Kalla, a Vancouver doctor and a detective face the deadly consequences of the opioid crisis as they track down the supplier of fentanyl that landed a group of teens in the ER with critical overdoses.

"Michael Crichton ought to be looking over his shoulder." The Chronicle Herald

Deliberately or not, they must've been poisoned…And if it happened to them…

There will be others.

Dr. Julie Rees, a toxicologist and ER doctor, is stunned when her emergency room is flooded with teenagers from the same party, all on the verge of death. Julie knows the world of opioids inside and out, and she recognizes that there's nothing typical about these cases. She suspects the teens took-or were given-fentanyl. But why did they succumb so quickly?

Detective Anson Chen is determined to find out. He and Julie race to track down the supplier of the deadly drugs. But the trail of suspects leads everywhere, from unscrupulous street dealers to ruthless gang leaders who hide behind legitimate business fronts and the walls of their mansions.

As Anson and Julie follow clues through the drug underworld, Julie finds herself haunted by memories of her troubled past-and the lover she lost to addiction. When other overdoses fill the ER-and the morgue-Julie realizes that something even more sinister than the ongoing fentanyl crisis is devastating the streets. And the body count is rapidly rising.

A gripping thriller, The Last High explores the perfect storm of greed, addiction, and crime behind the malignant spread of fentanyl, a deadly drug that is killing people faster than any known epidemic.
Review Quote*Praise for The Last High
Review Quote*"A thrilling, front-line drama about the opioid crisis."
- KATHY REICHS
Review Quote*"A riveting thriller, The Last High features the most evil and insidious of villains: opioids. This important, must-read book is not only well-researched and entirely realistic, it gives a human face to a devastating epidemic."
- ROBYN HARDING, internationally bestselling author of The Arrangement and The Party
Review Quote*Praise for We All Fall Down

"A tightly plotted thriller, energetic and completely believable. Kalla knows how to build a suspenseful story that doesn't stretch the bounds of plausibility. He also knows how to build realistic characters and put natural-sounding dialogue into their mouths, something many better-known medical-thriller authors often struggle to do. . . . [a] top-drawer thriller."
- BOOKLIST

 
Review Quote*"A fast paced thriller with an historical overlay and a dash of romantic tension."
VANCOUVER SUN

 
Review Quote*"A superbly written suspense novel, completely believable in its frightening premise and masterful in execution. Kalla inherits the mantle of Michael Crichton, devising a plot in which an ancient pestilence meets a scourge of human egotism and misplaced faith, resulting in the potential for a worldwide cataclysm. Much more than a medical thriller, We All Fall Down is both a vivid history lesson and a heart-pounding warning, resulting in a page-turning obsession."
- STEVEN HARTOV, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of a Thief
Review Quote*"A great thriller hero never hesitates-despite, or perhaps because of, her checkered past and uncertain future. By that standard, Dr. Alana Vaughn is the woman readers will want on their side when stalked by the most terrible of all plagues in We All Fall Down."
JUSTIN SCOTT, author of The Shipkiller, Rampage, and the Isaac Bell adventure novels with Clive Cussler
Review Quote*Praise for Of Flesh and Blood

"This novel should appeal to any reader who enjoys a rich medical narrative that combines the past with the present and throws into the mix visionary doctors, supportive nurses, hospital politics, children with cancer, celebrity patients, a lethal infection, adultery, and unrequited love."
LIBRARY JOURNAL
Review Quote*"Daniel Kalla plunges us straight into the frenzied pace of the OR and a medical drama that spans a hundred years. He's a strong storyteller who keeps his characters moving and struggling, and we're right there, struggling with them, rooting for them."
VANCOUVER SUN