First Cut

by Judy Mitchell and TJ Melinek

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I’ve always been interested in the medical examiner field, and this book while it was a work of fiction was written by forensic pathologist which makes it very realistic and very knowledgeable! If you like medical drama’s, and solving a mystery than FIRST CUT will be perfect for you!


About the book:  A gritty and compelling crime debut about a hard-nosed San Francisco medical examiner who uncovers a dangerous conspiracy connecting the seedy underbelly of the city’s nefarious opioid traffickers and its ever-shifting terrain of tech startups.

Dr. Jessie Teska has made a chilling discovery. A suspected overdose case contains hints of something more sinister: a drug lord’s attempt at a murderous cover up. As more bodies land on her autopsy table, Jessie uncovers a constellation of deaths that point to an elaborate network of powerful criminals—on both sides of the law—that will do anything to keep things buried. But autopsy means “see for yourself,” and Jessie Teska won’t stop until she’s seen it all—even if it means the next corpse on the slab could be her own.

About the Authors: Husband and Wife duo release their first fiction collaboration. If you are a non fiction reader or interested in the medical examiner field check out there book: Working Stiff: Two Years,  262 Bodies, and the Making of A Medical Examiner 

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Judy Melinek was an assistant medical examiner in San Francisco for nine years, and today works as a forensic pathologist in Oakland and as CEO of PathologyExpert Inc. She and T.J. Mitchell met as undergraduates at Harvard, after which she studied medicine and practiced pathology at UCLA. Her training in forensics at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner is the subject of their first book, the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner.

T.J. Mitchell is a writer with an English degree from Harvard, and worked in the film industry before becoming a full-time stay-at-home dad. He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner with his wife, Judy Melinek.

Thank you Netgalley and Hanover Square Press for allowing me to read FIRST CUT. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

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