Hannah Fâtier is a thirty-two-year-old physician fresh out of residency training. She's just started her first job as an anesthesiologist at Deaconess Hospital in San Francisco, she's bought a new home, and she's engaged to be married.
In short, life is good for Hannah--until, one day, tragedy strikes. A patient under her care dies unexpectedly during a routine operation. An investigation into the case reveals the cause of death to be a basic medical error committed by Hannah. Wracked with guilt, Hannah falls into a malaise of depression and self-castigation. Yet the more she ponders where she went wrong, the more she realizes that something about the way her patient died doesn't add up. Digging deeper into the records of the case, Hannah discovers a number of puzzling inconsistencies. She begins to suspect someone has framed her for a fatal medical mistake she didn't make. But who would do such a thing and why? And, more importantly, why did her patient really die that day on the operating table?
Where Death Is a Hunter is a medical mystery dealing with hospital death, a dark enigma, one doctor's self-doubt, and the search for redemption.