Read Murder Mystery Novels
and Stories of Deadly Medicine
by a Noted Neurosurgeon
Life in The Deadly World of Medicine
To empower the patient and counter the fatal flaws of the gigantic medical system of the USA, the author's first nonfiction work brings to the reader an inside picture of its failures and successes. Can the per year preventable death rate of 100, 000 to 300.000, and perhaps even higher, be correct?
Maybe not, but regardless of the degree of accuracy the numbers do reveal the existence of an out of hand problem in need of control. The medical personnel, the drug industry, the hospital industry, and the insurance companies have not been able to remedy the faults.
On the contrary, each of these fields may perform to perfection and still leave a void where no one is in charge of the patient.
Only the patients and their families or guardians, using the wealth of information available to everyone here in the early twenty first century, can put an end to this deadly situation...
Published in 2001, Joseph T. McFadden's first murder mystery
novel, Hermes' Viper, has kept people
awake at night in the same vein as Robin Cook. This is
definitely not a murder mystery novel you want to give to your favorite
person before they go in for surgery...
What a great movie this murder mystery would make!
The medical mystery thriller,
Hermes' Viper, a novel by a retired neurosurgeon, is one of the best murder mysteries ever to depict the world of medicine.
"Hermes" is Stuart Holton, a neurosurgeon to Chicago's poor, and
"the Viper" is a psychopathic stalker suffering from multiple personality
disorder and erotomania. As a master of disguises, the Viper starts
to murder patients at an increased rate in her twisted hope of winning
the love of Dr. Holton, the object of her erotomania for sixteen
long years. Mercy killing her way through the wards of a Chicago
charity hospital, the Viper insanely believes that by poisoning
patients she is helping Holton free up beds to further his career
and perform more surgeries. Stuart's children give him the idea
to use virtual reality to solve the mystery of the high death rate.
A computer literate colleague, a forensic pathologist, develops
a program using fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence to predict
the next victim, someone very close to Holton... [Read
"Neurosurgeon's novel cuts into
reader's mind." -- Jim Pratt, Oxford Town News,
"Riveting read, can't put it down. Sheds
light on more than one mystery. Had me by the throat, read through
the night into the next day." -- Guy Friddell, The
Virginian Pilot, Hampton Roads, VA
Other medical fiction by Joseph T. McFadden:
In the mystery novel, The Wafer, untold numbers of doomed
patients await the donation of a beating heart. When black-market
organs enter the equation, things can turn ugly. In ancient
cultures, priests presented the still-living heart at a ceremony
to appease the Gods. In modern society, the church symbolically
presents the wafer and wine. In "The Wafer," surgeons,
the priests of medicine, acquire donor organs to extend another
life -- but playing God can have its penalties.
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and . . .
Gossip, whether the dominating or an insidious force, is the underlying
catalyst for each of the stories in "Fulton's Monkey."
The stories in this collection depict manifestations of human frailty:
pride, poverty, avarice, penury, envy, love, lust, racial strife
or organized religion set against the backdrop of gossip.
[Read more about the short stories in Fulton's