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ADRENALINE: New 2013 edition Paperback – November 22, 2013
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About the Author
Dr. Benedict has been writing stories since high school, but his writing was put on hold to pursue a medical education and start a family. Finally, after a 15-year pause, he returned to the keyboard to scratch the writing itch again and thus Adrenaline, his first novel--a gritty medical thriller with a realism borne of actual experience--was born.
To learn more visit johnbenedictmd.com
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Paperback : 282 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1484897522
- Product dimensions : 5.25 x 0.64 x 8 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; New edition (November 22, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #915,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Feels very authentic. Just a few pages in, I thought, "the author is an anesthesiologist." The jargon, the ins and outs of hospital operations (albeit a poorly run hospital with murders) seems authentic (except for the murderers). Mr. Benedict goes overboard on the technology (showing off, it seems) but that's an engaging sidebar to anyone who is fascinated by medicine.
When you read it, think of it as more of a thriller than a whodunit and it's an enjoyable, if not shocking, read.
I did enjoy the story alot, felt it was better than a 3, almost a 4, definitely not a 5 *. I believe John Benedict is a new writer, so I look forward to future novels that grow with him as a writer. I have no doubt that he can become a 5* writer. You can see how talented he is and he'll only get better!
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The reader gets to know and form opinions about a number of characters as they are so well drawn but I felt the conclusion was a bit rushed and just a bit too convenient.
The author is a practising anesthesiologist. The setting is a hospital anesthesia department where there are unexpected incidents (including deaths) in the operating room during fairly routine surgery.
Is it bad luck or is there something more sinister going on. The focus of blame is on Dr Doug Landry. As he investigates to try and clear his name his discoveries put his life at risk.
It's a well written, well paced book - perhaps slightly over the top as it reaches the climax - however it's quite an exciting read!
Nothing happened in the first half then it livens up slightly before it totally deteriorates into a total load of rubish, including a gun fight in the middle of a hospital that goes unnoticed ! ! !
I read the first chapter of the next book, which seems worse, if possible.