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Until the Accident...
But both boys survived thankfully. It was Luke, however, that had been seriously hurt and, afterward, they realized that he had acquired Asperger's Syndrome, which is normally discovered at birth. Additionally it was discovered that he was a Savant now...and with most of the symptoms of Asperger's, Luke became a stranger in a strange world he hadn't a clue to live in... Perhaps a part of my love for this book is because of my personal relationship with a relative of mine, as I was reminded of the various issues that we saw as our little boy grew up... I'm not going to tell much about Part I which is about the twins and the family adjustments and decisions that needed to be made. It is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, the latter because of the closeness of the family and, in particular, Luke's twin brother, David...
In fact. I was so involved with the family drama, that I was shocked when suddenly the whole story switched into an entirely different story! But that's when the medical thriller for which Dr. Gold is becoming well know with his Brier Hospital Series, really takes off...and, as always, the main character for the series. Dr. Jacob Weizman, who represents the spirit of the series, takes on his important role at the Hospital...
Once again, we are looking at the actions of government operations and find that there is much being done that could lead to catastrophes, by accident, but also on purpose! And, when there is somebody watching, the type of criminal acts can be stopped through the sometimes dangerous action of a whistleblower...I am thankful he took the chance...
But even the exciting action you'll be reading did not deter me from watching and mostly enjoying the work of the twin doctors who soon were in the spotlight whenever some puzzling case needed to be solved. Dr. Gold has done an outstanding job in creating medical settings in which our new Savant could not only help, but add his skills to solve many cases that were not able to be addressed by others. Kudos, Dr. Gold, for tackling and sharing about this important problem, autism, as it increases for many more people than in the past...
I believe this one is a must-read so that readers will become more informed about Asperger Syndrome... But, adding this drama into an exciting, suspense medical thriller made this book a personal favorite for 2017. Highly recommended!
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We are so quick to judge a person by their outside appearance, what we've heard about them instead of their abilities, their attitude and their drive. What would it be like to have an identical twin suffer lifelong injuries from an auto accident when you survive OK? David and Luke Hyatt, getting ready to begin practicing medicine were in an automobile accident. David survives but Luke, not so lucky. He has a head injury and acquires Asperger's. Luke is extremely intelligent, but will this injury cause doubt with his peers, the health world and most importantly, his patients . Will being different be accepted with his intelligence and talent or will he be shunned and feared? We place labels on people, everyone does it and everyone is under a label or more than one. What makes a person unable to be a functional, good person, a person that can be a good doctor, because he or she is different? We are all different in one way or another. Does that put our intelligence or our talents on the back burner? IF we were all the same, where would the world be? We'd be stuck in a time warp, where we wouldn't advance in anything, because we'd all think the same, look the same and be looked at the same.
So will Luke be looked at for what he can do and achieve? For the help he can give as a doctor to his patients? Or will his dream of being a doctor be lost because of a LABEL? Luke is struggling with getting adjusted to his "new" world. Can he survive in a world that has been created for people who are different, because we see them as different? Maybe we should all step back and think how we would feel, how we would react and how hard it is to be LABELED?The author gives us a book that not only is interesting but thought provoking. It makes you think between the lines and as you're turning the pages. Next time you look at someone with a handicap and a disease of some sort, stop and think, it could be YOU! Many of these people are highly intelligent, good caring people with a lot to offer society. We need to look further than the surface. The author, through a good fictional book, gives the reader to reflect on the way we look at others. Another wonderful interesting, well written, suspenseful, thought provoking and well, just another darn good book from this author. He never fails to go just a step higher with each book he writes.
I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.