A lobotomy is just what they Doctor ordered…or so Dr. Walter Freeman thought, until the hospital let him go, after a “Successful” operation on a former killer.
With life suddenly turned upside down, Freeman is on the run with his patient, looking to help the needy. Joining a Carnival, and setting up shop, the good doctor is back in business.
Meanwhile a unfortunate teenager making ends meet by selling herself, and a young boy whose delusional father thinks he is the Messiah, end up face to face, and fall for each other.
The doctor has many “successful” operations in town, making the citizens almost zombie like, but hey that is the point, they no longer feel sad or emotional. The Messiah sacrifices his father to the Doctor, but he soon regrets it . Not long after the Girl wants to give her mother to the Doctor, so that she no longer has to make ends meet, as her mother has money hidden somewhere, and with the surgery, she just might tell her where its hidden.
The mothers operation is unsuccessful,and ends up dead,still leaving the secret stash hidden, and one event after another , leaves the girl dead now.
All around him, bodies are falling at the Good Doctors feet, only to have his former successful patient, kill him in a rage induced fight.
This book has its up and downs, which is why I only rated Three stars, but I think it could have been so much better.