They save our lives every day, and we’ve never heard their stories. The life-or-death intensity of working on the front lines, from America’s greatest unsung heroes.
“The compassion, the work ethic, and the selflessness of nurses … are given the respect they deserve and captured beautifully here.”
–Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent, CNN
"James Patterson's account of the twilight world between life and death that nurses inhabit is one of the most moving things I have ever read.”
–Sebastian Junger, author of Freedom and The Perfect Storm
Around the clock, across the country, these highly skilled and compassionate men and women sacrifice and struggle for us and our families.
You have never heard their true stories. Not like this. From big-city and small-town hospitals. From behind the scenes. From the heart.
This book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you understand.
When we’re at our worst, E.R. nurses are at their best.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—until now. James Patterson lifts the lid in a dazzling 24-hour journey through the heart of American excess.
It’s not the five-star dining, or the casinos, or the clubs, or the crowds. It’s the electrifying chemistry of America’s most round-the-clock city. The unbelievable, unstoppable, unbeatable draw of the desert dream. It’s What Happens in Vegas, filled with never-before-told stories about the people who make the city tick, simmer—and even explode.
If you’re a Vegas regular, this book will surprise you. If you’ve never been, James Patterson and Vanity Fair contributing editor Mark Seal’s deluxe, emotionally compelling, action-filled tour will take you behind the scenes of this dazzling city, scaling its heights and peering deep into its beating heart.
Fueled by original interviews and in-depth reporting, What Happens in Vegas delivers an All-American, gold-star read. As the saying goes, once you get that desert sand in your shoes, it’s hard to kick it out.