Lucas is a young doctor, and he is a good doctor. He was kicked out of his residency in a large hospital in Kansas City, MO, because the directors believed false rumors about him. He had to take them to court to get his medical license reinstated.
So...he decided to move a nice, quiet, small-town hospital in Southern Missouri. His experience is in emergency room care. He is hired as the hospital's first full-time ER doctor. But...it seems hospital politics is everywhere...even in small towns. Lucas is again in danger of losing his job because he refuses to practice medicine with anything less than the highest integrity.
Sacred Trust is fast paced...just like the emergency room. It's one of those that you can't put down even though you know you need to sleep some before morning arrives. The writing style is conversational. The characters are well-developed. I felt like I knew the people well by the end of the book. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
What captured my attention about this author's work is that the stories take place in and around where I live in southern Missouri. I recognize many of the landmarks, restaurants, hospitals. I like that. It made the characters and the stories seem quite real to me.