Virgil Washington was a successful businessman until a stroke left him mute and confined to a dementia ward. He observes his fellow patients and comes to a startling conclusion about the suffering they experience, and what he must do to help them.
Kester Grayson, the physician on Virgil's ward, also struggles to come to terms with the plight of his patients. He harbors a secret from his past that will threaten a new relationship and will force him to question his obligations as a healer.
Death is common in Kester's world, but a series of brutal murders, and the forces that lead to them, will change the lives of three men forever.
T.R. Hull has used his real-world medical experience to examine the issue of euthanasia, and to show how our concept of mercy and the relief of suffering have been complicated by society's changing morality and by advances in medicine. Written as a literary thriller, The Thief of Moments nevertheless raises important questions about the true nature of compassion.