"King of Hearts is ‘The Right Stuff’ of open heart surgery."
— Jonathan Harr, bestselling author of A Civil Action
"Dr. Walt Lillehei was one of the unsung heroes of surgery in the 20th century. King of Hearts is a fascinating and suspenseful inside portrait of how this pioneer blazed a trail for all heart surgeons. It is a story of historical importance, and Wayne Miller tells it with precision and great spirit."
— Dr. Christiaan Barnard, heart transplant pioneer