Fatal Score is a debut novel about big data, the future of medicine, the pain of loss, and the power of redemption.
When Joe Mayfield’s wife’s HealthScore is slashed, his happy, ordinary life spirals into chaos. Joe’s frantic search to save her makes him a target of Phoenix, one man’s plot to skim billions in medical payments at the cost of thousands of lives. Joe goes off the grid, living on cash in out-of-the-way places, grieving for his wife, and vowing to expose Phoenix. He hacks into the national database called the Yak, drawing the interest of a brilliant Yak tracker called Weezy. She runs him down, ultimately becoming an ally. Finally, in a single wide trailer in Panacea, Florida, Joe and Weezy work to destroy Phoenix before Phoenix destroys them.