Chapter 52 Summary

Sometime during the night, a helicopter from Boston General arrives at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour carrying special instruments and key personnel from Boston’s specialized liver-transplant team. The normally rather desolate hallway outside the operating rooms of Our Lady are turned into the headquarters of a military-like campaign. Each patient has a team of surgeons; Deepak will lead the donor (Shiva’s) team, and Thomas Stone will lead the recipient (Marion’s) team. Each team has a blackboard listing everything that must be done and wears a different color of scrubs. The only two people who are allowed to be in both rooms are the team leaders, Deepak Jesudass and Thomas Stone.

A dry run at midnight disclosed...

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