ELECTIVE SURGERY. SELECTIVE DEATH.A cosmetic surgery patient complains of an inexplicable rash. . . . A pacemaker interferes with hospital equipment. . . . A man is fished out of San Francisco Bay, his body disfigured by sharks. Or by a human with a very sharp knife . . .On Ward Eight of Ellis Hospital, nurse Adele Monsarrat uncovers a link between two cases of disfigured corpses--and she is certain that the same rogue doctor "operated" on both. But Adele would never guess that the crimes she is investigating reach halfway around the world--or that she has already been added to a growing list of victims. For in an age in which cosmetic surgery can perform wonders, someone has discovered the ultimate transformation: using the human body as the perfect disguise for terror. . . .