Heavens, there are so many doctors retiring from medicine these days and writing fiction novels! Medical mysteries, suspense,etc has always been a favorite of mine so I am kind of happy----just wondering if there will be any doctors left to take care of the sick. The money for research is tight and this story delves a bit into what really goes on to get the grants needed to help find cures when there is little potential for the big pharmaceutical to make money down the line.
This is the story of a genuinely nice young man who only wants to be a doctor. He is sent to live with his cousin-a football star who has a less then stellar personality, who has his own ideas about how boys should be raised. His cousin has him earning his allowance by driving him around to poker games and other nefarious activities. Luckily for Darwin some of the other inhabitants of the mansion he now lives in take an interest in him. He wants to go to the best private schools and is introduced to some of the ultra rich who live in the neighborhood. A doctor takes Darwin under his wing and makes sure he gets what he needs, mentor and otherwise to succeed as a doctor. Unfortunately this particular family is not what it appears and Darwin finds that out the hard way. He also discovers that money does not necessarily equate with happiness.
I did enjoy reading this book, although it made me a little sad.
About the book: (from Amazon)
Darwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He is excited and afraid; he wants to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthiness, and excessively wealthy deviants, lust and want thwart his search for selfless caring love, and in his quest to become a doctor, he discovers the altruism of health care and scientific discovery riddled with profit motivation and deficient moral standards.
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About the Author: (from Promotional material)
William H. Coles, MD, MS, FACS has an extensive medical history including being a department chairman, international lecturer, regent for the American College of Surgeons, and president of The Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology. He has spent the last 15 years cultivating his writing and creating his owned and operated website www.storyinliteraryfiction.com . His website brings traffic in the millions and promotes quality in fiction. He teaches how to write fiction to over 26,000 students per year in online courses. He has received over 36 awards between his four novels, two collections of short stories, three books on writing, and over 30 essays.
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