A Mystery of Medicine and Murder.
Joe Nelson is a pediatrician in Eastern Kentucky and is being sued for
malpractice involving the death of a four-year-old girl. The child was
the niece of the wealthiest man in town, and the trial is not going
well. Then it gets worse. While sitting in his car outside his lawyer's
office, someone shoots at Joe. The police seem convinced that he has
faked the shooting, especially since the shot was fired with his own
gun. The next day in court, Joe realizes that his patient's death was
not an accident or malpractice, it was murder. When one of the
plaintiffs is murdered, Joe becomes the prime suspect. He must use all
of his medical knowledge and deductive reasoning to solve the crime.
I'm no expert on writing but it seems that if you are familiar with a certain subject, it would give you some pointers on the writing of your book. Mr. Janson has done this. He works in a mining town in an emergency room. He's a physician. The book is rather quick paced and has a lot of action with a web the author has woven with lots of interesting surprises. The plot starts when a little four year old girl comes to the emergency room assumed from an overdose. The medicine given to her was supposed to save her life, but instead she dies. Who could be responsible for the little girl's death? There was only one physician who treated her in the ER and that was Dr. Joe Nelson. He is tried for this death but as the trial goes on some strange things come out and it appears nothing is what it seems. Trusting his lawyer is even doubtful. His wife, who is soon to be his ex, tries to help him along with SGT. Moore from the local police department. They believe he is innocent. As you read the book, there are those you think you can trust and there are those you aren't so sure of. The author makes the characters interesting and you begin to feel that you know them and care about them. The book is an interesting and quick read. A little bit different from your normal mystery-medical story. I found I couldn't put the book down until I was completely done with it. I hope there will be more books from this author.
I was given a complimentary copy of MAL PRACTICE from the author, Mr. Paul Janson for my view of the book.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
Drawing upon my experience as a physician and my practice in Eastern
Kentucky I have attempted to bring a realistic view of medical practice
and the malpractice system while writing an interesting and entertaining
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