An Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator - or ICD - is a sophisticated pacemaker device designed to save lives. ICDs are implanted into millions of patients all over the world every year. In the spring of 2010, two heart patients at a hospital in Norway are killed by the very ICD implants that were supposed to save their lives. Dr. Sara Zuckerman, chief cardiologist at Bærum Hospital, is the first to suspect that something is terribly wrong with the worlds most widely used ICD implant. Dr. Zuckerman and her colleague, Dr. Ola Farmer, discover that a computer virus that causes lethal fibrillation has infected the ICD devices. Someone, somewhere has programmed the market’s leading ICD device to take lives – and the virus is spreading…
Anne Holt & Even Holt have created a powerful and riveting combination of the Scandinavian crime novel and the forensic thriller at its best. Arrhythmia is the first book in their new series featuring the tough Dr. Sara Zuckerman.
The book is well written, with an incredibly suspenseful plot drive.
[Anne Holt and Even Holt] have come up with a well-written and suspenseful forensic thriller… But Anne Holt soon ambitiously transforms the story into an international crime novel where the pages turns themselves.