When a colleague's patient suffers a bizarre reaction in the operating room, Luke Daulton, a newly minted anesthesiologist, volunteers to help. Despite the surgical team's best efforts, the patient succumbs to a rare anesthetic complication. Luke becomes perplexed, even suspicious, over their inability to save the woman.Read more...
When a colleague's patient suffers a bizarre reaction in the operating room, Luke Daulton, a newly minted anesthesiologist, volunteers to help. Despite the surgical team's best efforts, the patient succumbs to a rare anesthetic complication. Luke becomes perplexed, even suspicious, over their inability to save the woman. Is it possible that the diagnosis was wrong? Or, worse yet, was the diagnosis faked? Luke even wonders if his boss Dr. Katz is involved.
Too busy with the rigors of new job and his pending fatherhood, Luke is forced to put his suspicions on hold. When his wife Kim faces a C-section, his fears are reignited. Could there be a murderer--or murderers--operating in his hospital? Could his wife's obstetrician be involved? When the C-section goes horribly wrong, Luke must launch into action to save his wife and baby and expose a conspiracy he's uncovered in his hospital.
- ISBN-13: 9781608091560
- ISBN-10: 1608091562
- Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
- Publish Date: December 2015
- Page Count: 336
- Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-05
- Reviewer: Staff
At the start of Benedicts overheated novel, his third medical thriller after The Edge of Death and Adrenaline, Luke Daulton, an anesthesiologist at Swatara Regional Hospital in Hershey, Pa., who was a respected senior resident in his previous job at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, helps a panicky fellow doctor perform a C-section on an overweight patient in the Swatara delivery room. To Lukes surprise, this life-saving act leads to an odd warning from Dr. Jason Katz, the head of Swataras anesthesia department. Meanwhile, lawyer Bart Hinkle is prepared to take drastic measures in dealing with his troublesome wife; Russell Pierce, a prominent U.S. senator, is scheduled for gallbladder surgery; and Lukes pregnant wife nears full term. The reader soon learns that Katz and his thuggish aide, hospital orderly Nikolai Andropov, are up to no good. The OR scenes play out with satisfactory urgency even as Katzs evil machinations strain credulity. (Dec.)