Mark Sloan looks out the window to see a woman jump out of the window across the street. Fortunately, she hit a tree branch on the way down and is still alive, albeit in a coma. Unfortunately, this event is haunting Mark. Every time he tries to sleep, he sees the same events playing out again and again. He must figure out why she jumped so that he can keep her from doing it again and get some sleep.
Meanwhile, Steve has a baffling case of his own and actually calls on his dad for help. Winston Brant, the publisher behind "Thrill Seeker" magazine has just been murdered. By a knife in the chest while parachuting. Obviously, this is a case that will take Mark's incredible powers of deduction.
These two cases flow well together in the book. Both were intriguing, and I found myself constantly trying to read "just a little bit more." As with the others in the series, the characters are spot on. Some of their interaction in the first part was laugh out loud funny, especially for fans of the series. There are a few character arcs taking place in these books, and I'm intrigued to see where they will go. My problem came in the last quarter. It really felt dragged out, like there was one plot twist too many. Maybe that's because I guessed much of those pages early myself.
Like the previous books, this was a fun, fast read. If you're a mystery lover, you'll enjoy it. If you'll a Diagnosis: Murder fan, you'll love it.