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 a new job and his impending 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.
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I really liked the reader, James Babbin, but the story was totally convoluted and improbable. The writer couldn't seem to decide what kind of a story this is.....a story of faith, a story of murder, or a Dan Brown wanna-be. Faith and murder can be joined, but it wasn't done well by this writer.
- Elizabeth B. Tucker
Listening to the story gave me extra time to do household chores that I did with much more enthusiasm than previously expected.
It could be compared to any love and loss story, but this one has a twist. It tells of the way the mind can bend when emotional stress and despair are inflicted upon the human soul. It is a heart wrenching tale of making a deal with the Devil or to choosing to die rather than living without the desire of your heart. In the end the family unit is spared from any "fatal complications" and the author retired his story on a happy note.
James didn't rush through the reading and did slow down at appropriate areas to let the listener absorb what Dr. Benedict was saying to his readers.
I did break the chapters up a little bit because it would have taken too long to hear the entire story in one day.
I look forward to Dr. Benedict's next book. He is a gifted writer and puts a lot of emotion and professional knowledge into his stories. His books are also very thought provoking and could be read on multiple levels, like Animal Farm. It could be read as a simple story, or as a professional read, or as a historical documentary of issues encountered in his career. He certainly puts his heart and soul into his books and he has an uncanny way of taking me on a roller roaster ride.
- Amazon Customer