A spinster doctor rents her spare room to a brain-damaged patient, neither of them knowing he is a former undercover agent targeted for execution by a powerful criminal.
John Doe remembers nothing of his life before waking up in the hospital. He doesn’t know he was a dangerous man, and he somehow has survived assassination by even more dangerous men. He doesn’t even know how to speak English, or read, or count. Even after his body heals, he will need long-term supervision and care to re-learn how to live.
Dr. Mitchell Oberon has been married to her surgical work for too long. So, she resists being attracted to a brain-damaged patient with the body of Adonis and the mind of a child.
Agent Frank Stone, of Homeland Security, forces the doctor to take John Doe into her own home while he recovers. Stone, who knows John Doe’s past history well, says it’s not safe to send him back to the place he lived before he was “killed” by his enemies. If it ever becomes known that John survives, his foes will make sure he doesn’t live long.
“Great fun and suspense!”
Fun, mystery, and suspense characterize this unusual story. There are no gory details or erotica, just a bunch of very interesting characters populating an unusual plot. There are lots of laughable situations, but the howlers are found during John Doe’s school year with the preschoolers learning the basics that the head injury removed from him when his memory mostly vanished. Maybe I had more fun with this one because I used to work in a head trauma facility and our sense of humor is a little different. There is suspense because of dangerous situations arising from his previous career and acquaintances as well as the romantic misunderstandings. Well, no spoilers intended only a sincere recommendation for others to enjoy this one (even if you’ve never worked with TBI patients).
I requested and received a free review copy via AudioBookBOOM.
Jenny Hoops made the narration quite interesting.