About the Book:
Dr. Jack Forester, director of the New Canterbury University Hospital emergency department, is about to win an ongoing battle to modernize the ED when he’s stymied by the power-hungry dean, Bryson Witner. Then someone tries to murder Jack’s mentor and the former dean, setting it up to look like suicide.
About the Author:
Frank J. Edwards was born in Rochester New York. In 1968 he entered the US Army and served a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He received a BA with honors in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill then attended medical school at the University of Rochester, graduating with an MD in 1979. In 1989 he received an MFA in writing from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. After practicing for a decade in North Carolina, he returned to the Rochester, area in 1990 where he remains in active practice.
When I heard about this medical thriller, I jumped at the chance to review. Being a former CNA and Med Tech and a current Pharmacy Technician, I love everything about the medical field. However, upon sitting down to read this novel, I wasn’t as pleased as I thought I would have been. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I was hooked on this novel by a truly talented new author, however, it wasn’t what I was expected. It was a book that was a bit of drag for me-in other words, there were a few places that just went on and on and I didn’t think that the next bit of “thrilling suspense” would ever happen.
That being said, if you love medical TV dramas and such, please get a copy of this book. Just because I find it a bit slow, doesn’t mean that you or others will not find it that way. It will hook you until the final page, as you get so engrossed in the story that you just have to know what happens next. Dr. Jack Forester was a character that felt so real to me and came to life as I read this novel. He really was wonderfully created for the part he played in this story of thrills and suspense.
Be warned though. While this is a 3 star book in my opinion, if you have problems with the use of the F-bomb, then this is not the book for you, because there are lots of instances where Edwards does use that word. So, I encourage you to form your own opinion of this novel and grab a copy today. It is worth the read if you love this style of book and can over look the slower parts. Kudos to Frank Edwards for putting forth his talent in a debut novel!
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