The Blurb On The Back:
Virginia, 1968. In the segregated American South, surgeons raced to do what many still thought was impossible: transplant a human heart. After Bruce Tucker, a black man, was admitted to the state’s top hospital with a head injury, he never left the hospital alive: but his heart did, in the chest of a white man.
The decades of scandal and investigation which followed uncovered a long, gruesome history of human experimentation and racial inequality, of body-snatching and cover-ups stretching back to the nineteenth century and still resonating today. The story is told here for the first tie in full by Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter Chip Jones.
The Review (Cut For Spoilers):