Forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett trys to decipher the memories and cryptic statements of a patient with anterograde amnesia who holds the key to preventing a biological attack on San Francisco.
Jo Beckett, a forensic psychiatrist, normally works with dead people--she investigates their lives and puts together the pieces of the circumstances surrounding their deaths. But now she's asked to perform her psychological autopsy on a living, breathing person. Her patient is a man with no short term memory--something causes his head to clear every five minutes--but as she is helping him figure out who he his and what's happened to him--and what this "Slick" stuff is--she stumbles upon a bigger, scarier situation. This is Meg Gardiner's second book in this series, and it's even better than the first.