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September 30, 2016


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 Unspeakable medical procedures. A crazed serial killer.
Who will protect the innocent and at what

A Chris Ravelo Medical Thriller
by William Rubin

ABOUT THE BOOK (from back of book)

"Deep breaths filled my lungs as I purged the anxiety and fear that clawed at me from within. Who was the serial killer and why were our vics all missing the same body part?"
Doctor Christopher Ravello is driven by an unquenchable desire to avenge his mother's senseless murder.  He forsakes a lucrative career in medicine, and plunges headlong into the brutal, unforgiving world of a New York City homicide detective.  Head of the new Division of Medical Crimes, Ravello's first case pits him against a brilliant, sadistic serial killer. Known only as The Giver, he is hell bent on subjecting young women and their unborn babies to his illicit experiments.  As the body count rises, New York City is engulfed in fear.
Fighting an illness that threatens his job, immersed in turmoil at home due to his radical career change, Ravello struggles to understand who The Giver is and where he will strike again. Just as he discovers the killer's identity the unspeakable happens, and Ravello is confronted with an agonizing choice: Will he play it save or make the ultimate sacrifice to save his loved ones and the city he is sworn to protect and serve? 

  • Series: A Chris Ravello Medical Thriller (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Crystal Vision Creations (July 20, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 099759490X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997594904

 William Rubin is a practicing physician who enjoys weaving tales of medical scientific intrigue. Challenges and tragedies in his life, particularly the untimely death of his mother, provided some of the underlying drama for the series lead character.

author's website 

 Setting: New York City.   There are murders. Could it be a serial killer?   Let's say before we go any further, you won't have time to be bored and you sure won't want to put the book down.  Plan on some time so you can read and read.
This killer perhaps has met his challenge.   The Division of Medical Crimes has a new department head, Ravello, and it just so happens Ravello also has some police training.    Now the killer (The Giver) wants to play a game with this new challenge.  He's put his killing spree on the back burner for a while.    The Giver isn't taking this challenge seriously.  He thinks this Gavello is  here for the moment and will soon be gone.  He thinks the head of the department isn't smart enough to out wit him. Ravello has uprooted his family, changed his career to a job he hasn't much experience in. Why would he do that?  To top it off, Ravello has an illness.   Can he find The Gift?  Ravello's strong sense of finding this killer and avenging the death of a loved one is stronger than his illness, or is it?  The author gives you a good solid plot.  He let's you into Ravello's mind and what he needs to do.    You think as you read that you are getting to know The Gift, but as you turn the pages and more is learned, you don't know him at all.  He thinks he has Ravello in the palm of his hand.  He is under estimating Ravello.  Perhaps his police skills need honing but his medical skills are up there.  Will Ravello find The Gift before more and more killings and mutilations happen?  What do you think?
I'm hoping this book will lead to more investigations by Ravello in another book.   When I leave a book wanting more, I know for myself this has been a good book.  True, it does have a dark side, a very dark side, but that's life, like it or not. If you like medical thrillers, mysteries, suspense and maybe that dark side, then you have to read this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, William Rubin in exchange for my unbiased and honest review. I would give this book  5 STARS.

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