Medical Thrillers from Angus Publishing
Dr. Stuart Holton is a neurosurgeon in a large Chicago hospital
where terminal patients beyond treatment are routinely found dead,
but the dedicated Dr. Holton realizes that the mortality rate among
his patients is becoming abnormally high.
But patients who are not terminal are dying as well. A staffer
under Dr. Holton, gifted in assuming disguises ranging from a pink
lady volunteer to a minor lab technician, plays the angel of death
and ends the lives and sufferings of patients.
In depicting the deft motions of the surgeon and his aides, the
author McFadden offers an absorbing vignette of practices and intriguing
Hardcover: 352 pages ; Published: January 2001
Available in: Hardcover $28.00 ; Softcover
$21.95 ; Digital (download) $12.95
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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
Paperback: 384 pages ; Published April 1, 2002