Blood defines family. Blood reveals betrayal.
Dr. Royce Keller is no stranger to blood. As Chief of Emergency Medicine at Oakland Regional Hospital, it’s his job, his calling. To Royce, it is the very essence of life—what ties his family, his career, and his world together. Until he learns everything he believes is wrong.
Vanessa Keller has a secret she has kept hidden for almost two decades. It’s her burden, her cross to bear. To Vanessa, the truth is a choice—something best forgotten for the greater good of her family and their future. Until the day it comes back to haunt her.
A tale of family dysfunction, betrayal, heroism, and loss, Type and Cross is the story of one family’s journey from devastation to redemption.
“Staci Troilo has created a cast of expertly flawed characters that leave the reader hoping each will get precisely what they deserve, good or bad. But life is seldom that way and neither is the masterfully-woven plot of Type and Cross. A tragedy reveals secrets that spread through a family like a cancer eats away flesh, leaving them raw, resentful, and defensive. Love and hate, hope and despair, are handled with a delicate balance that would not let me put this book down. The writing is precise, cutting its way to the truth that nothing is always as it seems. The twists and turns in Type and Cross are intricate, unexpected, and most satisfying.” —Velda Brotherton, Author of Beyond the Moon
“Staci Troilo’s Type and Cross opens with a bloody bang and picks up speed as it careens around each twist and turn to the story’s incredible finish. Ir you’re a fan of this genre, put this on your must-read list. If you only read one medical drama this year, make it this one. This is a terrific story, richly layered and well-told, with finely-drawn characters who feel like old friends from their first introduction.” —Pamela Foster, Author of Noisy Creek