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Bitter Revenge: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted, (A Medical Thriller) (A Steele Russell Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Robert G. Carlson MD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Book Description

How Can One Decision Change Your Life Forever?

Heart surgeon, Dr. Robert Carlson's thrilling medical mystery will reveal how your life can quickly change.

What Would You Do If Someone Blackmailed You Into Committing Murder?

In this crime thriller, seminary student, Vincent has been forced into a desperate position after a sinister secret is exposed and his only way out is to commit murder.par

This international killing spree spreads from Sicily to the shores of Florida, creating a fast-paced murder mystery. Vincent's final assassination contract involves killing innocent patients waiting for a heart transplant.par

The bodies are piling up in this medical murder mystery when Steele Russell, heart surgical resident, uncovers the conspiracy and a deeper intrigue. Steele struggles against all odds with his responsibility as a surgeon or avenging a friend's death. This scalpel-sharp medical thriller reaches a crescendo finish after a frenetic ride.par

Click, look inside and discover this fast paced murder mystery that will grab you and run.par

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Editorial Reviews


I have never read a murder mystery suspense book that keep me captivated as this did- Loretta

A razor-sharp page turner that really keeps you guessing from the first page to the last.-JT

This is such an exciting book!  Be prepared to read the entire book without putting it down-Lori

From the Author

   Heart surgeon,

  Dr. Robert Carlson's thrilling medical mystery
  will reveal how your life can quickly change !



Product Details

  • File Size: 522 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (March 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BW16Y10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put the book down! April 8, 2013
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I have never read a murder, mystery, suspense book that kept me captivated as this did. I read this 300 page book in 4 days! I would definitely love to read another book by Dr. Robert Carlson!
Bravo! Loved the way it took you to Italy, Florida, British Virgin Islands, back to the University Hospital in Gainesville! What an adventure! Would make an awesome movie!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This is the third book by Dr. Carlson that I read. Every work of his that I end I reach the conclusion that it’s my favorite. Now, this is my new favorite novel of his. I read the book without reading the description, because I wanted to be surprised… and I was. The plot disentangled at the right pace, keeping me bonded to the book.
The history begins in Sicily, with a tragic event that’ll determine the fate of nearly all characters. This first tragic event will be determinant not just to Vincent’s formation, but to how he’s going to affect other people’s lives. I’ll try to keep it succinct in order not to spoil the plot.
Vincent is the eldest son of a sulfur miner from Sicily, whose mother died and his father remarried. He is miserable and he cares very much about his younger brother; They live in poverty and their stepmother is an unrepentant alcoholic. I find it interesting how there are so many characters with carefully constructed backgrounds, of which many break the social expectations most people have, for instance, the figure of the femme fatale is reinvented by Dr. Carlson.
The book is written in the omniscient third person, without flowery style. Even though the author’s lexical repertory is obviously extensive, he’s parsimonious not to overdo the usage of unnecessary adjectives or adverbs. It’s really a pleasure to read and to notice how the book is readily immersive, and still, the narrative grows after the first quarter, becoming more intricate. With the history secure on stable foundations, the narrative becomes even more fluid and the characteristic style of Dr.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Thrilling July 22, 2014
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The storyline is carefully constructed, the characters are amazingly detailed, and the writing flows well. Robert Carlson really has written a great book. It's one of the better medical thrillers I've read, I couldn't put it down.

Absolutely loved it; can't wait for more from this author.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in medical thrillers.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read May 2, 2013
I have just finished this book. What a fun read. Dr. Carlson did a great job in developing his characters and leading the readers on a world adventure. I am a huge mystery reader. I have always been able to solve the mystery in the first few chapters. Not this time. I dare you to read the book and figure out the end before the last chapter!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I read this book last year - loved it! July 14, 2014
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I read this book last year - loved it!! Could not put it down...Read it in one day while on vacation. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must read October 1, 2013
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author has a great mind. book cover doesn't do the book justice. If you are looking for a thriller this is a great choice.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book March 25, 2013
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It has been a while since I have read a book that didn't pertain to school work. Thank you for giving me a break into this exciting book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I love the movement of the story. I didn't get bored because just when I thought I knew what was coming next, a surprise in the plot appeared. It's a great 'read' and kept me thinking about it even when I was supposed to be thinking of something.... I was fascinated by the medical- related details from the process in procedures to small things like the name of that pink soap surgeons use before surgury. It made everything about the story so interesting and pulled together nicely. Any time I had a few minutes to spare, I'd rush to read a few pages. It was fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Like suspense? Here it is.
Captivating, fast moving, suspenseful, story within story keeps reader guessing as it builds to surprise ending. Very good read.
Published 2 days ago by Garscargma
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story, fantastic characters and fantastic twists and turns....
Excellent book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At the top of my list!
This type of book wouldn't normally attract me, but the minute I started reading this, I couldn't stop! Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Thriller!
I'm a big fan of medical thrillers, and I thought Bitter Revenge was definitely a great read. I really appreciated the depth of the character development, and the attention to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Grom and Kit
1.0 out of 5 stars the doctor is not a writer
Broken threads and long winded story lines that go nowhere. It was a struggle to finish this book and I am sorry I wasted my time.
Published 1 month ago by Jen IL
2.0 out of 5 stars Begins with a child murdered
Warning: child murdered at the start. This book starts off with the terror of a child beaten to death by his stepmother. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beware friends of 221 Baker St. You have been warned!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner. Very interesting and suspenseful through ...
A real page turner. Very interesting and suspenseful through out the book.
Published 2 months ago by daniel burleson sr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Quick Read
Interesting and a quick read.
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More About the Author

Robert G. Carlson MD is a one of the leading cardiac-thoracic surgeons in the U.S. He received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude, double majoring in Chemistry and Biology from Valparaiso University, and his MD degree from Wright State School of Medicine graduating in the top 15%.

He participated in cardiovascular research at Harvard University, and published extensively in groundbreaking health topics during his medical school and surgical training. Later, while in his post graduate training at the University of Florida he was the recipient of numerous research awards, as well as the coveted 'Woodward Surgical award' (the top surgical resident award.) He completed his cardiothoracic surgical training at Shands Hospital, University of Florida in 1994, and developed a minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgical practice in Sarasota, Florida.

He remains a member of the American College of Surgeons, and has three times received "America's Top Doctor Award" in cardiothoracic surgery. The Consumer Research Council of America has recognized Dr. Rob Carlson as Top American Surgeon in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons 2002-2003, and 2006-2007, and 2010 editions, as well as 2005 Physician of the Year by the NRCC, and recently the coveted 'Man of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare' by the ABI. He has remained on the cutting edge of medicine his entire career, and has evolved his skills to meet the client's needs.

As an author, he has written the popular best-selling health book 'Siesta Beach HCG Diet / Lifestyle: Low Carbohydrate Diet with HCG. Bonus: Optimizing Weight Loss with Hormone Balance' which has helped readers restore youthful energy while losing weight with practical methods.

He has also the author of the popular fiction medical thrillers 'Bitter Revenge: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted' and 'The Diabolical Doctor: A Steele Russell Thriller' offering his unique attention to medical detail, he entertains his readers with an authentic experience not elsewhere in the genre.

He has also been quoted as a professional expert in author Suzanne Somers books on health and nutrition including: 'Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones', 'Breakthroughs: Eight Steps To Wellness', and 'Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer--And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place'.

Dedicated to healthy living, Dr. Rob is also a three-time Ironman, avid runner, and has completed over 20 marathons.

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