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Spine Damage (Aimee Machado Mystery) Paperback – May 15, 2017
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Sharon St. George brings strong prose, with vivid details and dedication to the mystery. Spine Damage is intelligently written, with a literary quality to the storytelling, and driven characters. The side characters are well-defined and spring the plot forward, with every scene counting . . . Aimee is a delightful narrator, full of heart, and is driven not to simply solve the case, but to find answers and justice. The mystery is real, riveting and challenging as Aimee puts forth every effort not to give up. The action keeps you guessing until the very end. A compelling read for any mystery lover! Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Breach of Ethics: "An enthralling mystery with a fine attention to detail and delightful background on the main character's family members. The mystery itself is a fascinating series of twists and turns." --RT Reviews
4 Stars: "Although this mystery deals with familiar material, the presentation is fresh and entertaining. Aimee's best friend Cleo adds a spark to the novel. Some characters are not quite as they seem, which makes for interesting reading. Snappy dialogue draws attention to the rest of the story and pulls it all together. Hopefully there will be another addition to the Aimee Machado line." --Donna M. Brown for RT Reviews https: //www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/spine-damage
About the Author
Sharon St. George’s writing credits include three plays, several years writing advertising copy, a book on NASA’s space food project, and feature stories too numerous to count. She holds dual degrees in English and Theatre Arts, and occasionally acts in, or directs, one of her local community theater productions. Sharon is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and she serves as program director for Writers Forum, a nonprofit organization for writers in northern California. For more information, go to sharonstgeorge.com.
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Apparently, there's more drama going on behind the scenes in these places than many of us would care to think care about. In SPINE DAMAGE, Sharon St. George gives us an eyeful into the many varying personality types that make up the average hospital, and the friction they cause. As a reader—let's be honest—it really made me want to avoid being stuck in one of them any time soon.
"If I'd heard him call his employees his girls one more time…"
It's clear that surgeons are on the top of the pecking order. They act like divas and get away with it. Why? Because they possess skills that not many people have, and they know it, and they're not ashamed to use this knowledge to their advantage by lording it over their co-workers, and even some of their patients.
It's not surprising that most of them are playboys, an acceptable, albeit sadly predictable lifestyle for men with big, fragile egos. I guess it's a given in medical communities that surgeons have women on the side. And if these women aren't living in their hometown, then they're somewhere the docs are likely to travel to on a frequent basis, like Florida for a yachting trip or to visit the family.
One in particular, Dr. Godfrey Carver, is labeled "the poster boy of bad behavior." His surgical privileges are about to be suspended because he can't prove whether or not he actually completed his continuing education credits. The book pivots around his crucial lapse in judgment when a young Portuguese man is shot by an unknown assailant. The police really need to talk to him, but he keeps slipping in and out of a coma, and good old Dr. Carter is the surgeon assigned to his care.
Now it's up to Aimee Machado, our heroine, to verify the existence of Dr. Carter's missing educational credits, and she's quick to point out that she has "to be sure his loathsome personality isn't coloring my judgment." And that's not an easy thing to do when he threatens to have her fired by bullying her into fudging the paperwork for him. But she holds firm, not about to be intimidated by any doctor, "no matter how brilliant he was in the operating room."
She's up against the "us vs. them" mentality of hospital administration vs. medical staff, but she's not about to go down without a fight. She doesn't care how much Dr. Carver enjoys the limelight. He's slip shot with his post-op work, not to mention the fact that several nurses have filed harassment charges against him. This time, Aimee's determined to hold him accountable for his actions so that a young man, far from home, can have a second chance at life.
I have not read any other books in this series, but, after this one, I will definitely look for them. The two main characters, Aimee and Nate work well as a team, with lots of good chemistry between them. In fact, Aimee’s entire family, who are involved in this search for answers, also work well in the story. This author definitely knows how to write a suspenseful, interesting tale. She has managed to bring a subject that can be technical and sometimes difficult to understand to a good level of understanding without belaboring it. One thing I liked was the way the author kept the part about Paulo’s injuries in the story without dwelling so much on them that the story became a lot of medical mumbo jumbo. I think Aimee is a good example of a strong but sensitive woman, who knows what she can and cannot do. She and Nate complement each other quite well throughout. This is a great novel. Try it. I know you will like it. I received this complimentary to read and review.
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