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Publisher's Summary

Luke Cooper dreamed of flying. He was an Olympic-caliber skier with a bright future, when a freak accident ruined his knee and sent him into suicidal depression. A stranger, Dr. Henri de Salvo, gave him a reason to live and a new set of "wings" thanks to an experimental medical treatment. With new focus, Luke turned to a career in medicine, a career that led him to accept an invitation to a secluded clinic in France, where de Salvo continued his cutting edge - if morally questionable - work.
Lured by the chance to help other athletes recover their lives and intoxicated by a world of smooth cognac, beautiful women, and dark intrigue, Luke finds himself drawn into another world. De Salvo has a shadowed past and powerful enemies, and the French city of Toulon has its dark side. Through amazing medical breakthroughs, run-ins with the Corsican mob, and clubs where men fight for big money - and women - Luke searches for his own path. The question is, will he survive the journey, and can he live up to the age-old medical adage, "First, do no harm" while following the message of his own heart: "First, do something...."
©2014 Stacy Childs (P)2015 David N. Wilson
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Critic Reviews

" Block 10 is an engrossing, intelligent medical thriller on par with the best of Robin Cook. I was hooked from the opening chapter and stayed up late turning the pages." (Robert Dugoni, author of The Jury Master)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Bill on 06-12-15

A very good and entertaining thriller

Any additional comments?

Block 10 from Stacy Childs and David Niall Wilson is a very good medical thriller that centers around Luke Cooper, a professional downhill skier turned doctor, who finds himself in hot water after moving to France to practice in an experimental clinic. Luke is a brilliant Diagnostician whose only aim is to help other athletes to recover from debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, there are others with more sinister motives that want Luke all for themselves and are willing to go to any lengths to get what they want.

A fast paced and expertly narrated thriller that has multiple layers to the story and more than a few colorful characters. Overall, a very good and entertaining thriller.

*I was provided a review copy of the audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and this is it.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Victoria Roberts on 07-17-15

Hoped for more

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have added more medical related things and put the fighting into the back. It was a medical thriller yet it seemed like I was always hearing about a fighting match.

If you’ve listened to books by Stacy Childs and David Niall Wilson before, how does this one compare?

I have not listened to any other books by these authors.

Which character – as performed by Corey M. Snow – was your favorite?

I would have to say that I enjoyed Fiona the most. She was simple yet complex enough to be enjoyable.

Did Block 10 inspire you to do anything?

No, I can not say that it did.

Any additional comments?

I received an audio copy of this courtesy of audioblast and the publisher for a honest, unbiased review all opinions are my own.

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