Dr.Adrian Sommer has lost his five year old son in a horrific car accident. He is convinced if he had somehow been able to help him hang on his life would have been spared. Now, for the past several years he’s been working with Dr. Jessica Sands in developing the “Soulminder” which basically traps a dying person’s soul as it leaves the body. Then once the Dr ‘s who are working on the body can repair it so the patient can live the soul is released and voila! I really liked the premise of this book. Unfortunately that was really all I liked. I found the plot moving ponderously slow almost from the first chapter. I also found myself unable to connect to any of the characters. I loathed the greedy, arrogant Dr. Sands, and I even found Dr. Sommer difficult. He’s basically the only one who’s done all this for purely altruistic reasons, yet he allows himself to be used as a pawn. And honestly, he couldn’t see the potential for abuse of this technology? I give this novel 3 stars only because I found the premise interesting. If I were going to recommend it to a fellow reader, it would probably be to a fan of Michael Crichton, and I would suggest borrowing it from the library instead of purchasing.