Book Review - Not for Profit - Glenn Shepard, MD (Adult) | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Not for Profit - Glenn Shepard, MD (Adult)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

 


With all the changes in healthcare and insurance these days I have noticed that more and more doctors are switching from giving medical care to writing fiction--I am not sure this is a good sign but they sure can write!

This is definitely a book that has twists and turns and counter turns. It was hard to keep up with who were the good guys and who the bad since the lines seemed to blur. An intriguing novel about terrorists both from the US and from the Middle East and how a hospital administrator and plastic surgeon, once long time friends turn into bitter enemies. Be careful how you treat people-it may come back to haunt you. I'm really not sure how Orchids come into play but there is a lot of information about them at the beginning of each chapter. The plastic surgeon grows them in his surgical suite. The title of the book is easier to understand. A Not for Profit Hospital is being sold out--to become a Profit Hospital which would essentially deny services to those most needing them.

The Giveaway for this book will begin on 11/11 (in 2 days) so make sure you return to Miki's Hope-the giveaway will be on a separate post and try for one of three signed copies of this book!!



About the Book:

A prominent surgeon accused of murder and terrorism ...
A corrupt healthcare administrator hell-bent on bloody revenge...
A mysterious seductress whose secrets could free the doctor and kill thousands ...
A terrorist cell with missiles aimed at a leading hospital in America’s Bible Belt ...

Not for Profit takes you on an action-packed thrill ride that will have you questioning suspects, motives, and outcomes until the very last page.



Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Scott James is charged with murder after two bodies are found at his surgery center. Just weeks before the start of his capital murder trial, Dr. James is approached by a beautiful woman claiming she can help him gain information that would prove his innocence.

As James hunts down the evidence that might free him, he faces a barrage of threats to his life and liberty—and makes one chilling discovery after another: Corporate corruption. A conspiracy to frame him for murder and for terrorist acts. A secret drone-control operation that takes out targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The true identity and intent of his beautiful ally. And a plot to blow up the local hospital and surrounding community.



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About the Author:


Dr. Glenn Shepard was raised on a farm in eastern Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia on an academic scholarship and majored in psychology. As an undergraduate, he lettered in wrestling for three years in a row. Then, he went on to become the only person in UVA history to letter in wrestling again in his sophomore year in medical school.

After completion of med school at UVA, he went to Vanderbilt where he completed his residency in general and cardiovascular surgery. He spent two years in the Army at the Ft. Gordon Army Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and The Second Surgical Hospital in An Khe, Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he wrote his first work of fiction, SURGE, which is on his back burner of works to dig out of the attic and publish, with major revisions, in the future.

For 28 years, he founded and directed The Peninsula Cranio-Facial deformities clinic that was staffed by volunteer medical, dental, social services, psychology, and speech pathology experts. The group treated over five hundred patients with cleft lips and palates, as well as a variety of deformities of the face and hand.

After the massive earthquake in Haiti in January, 2010, Dr. Shepard emerged from retirement and joined the Notre Dame Hospital unit in Leogane, Haiti for a 10 day rotation. His empathy for the people and their problems as well as his admiration for the contributions of time and talent from medical personnel from all over the world greatly inspired his second novel, RELIEF AID, HAITI.

NOT FOR PROFIT, Dr. Shepard's first thriller.

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20 comments :

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I am sure Doctors have seen it all, so I agree that they could probably write a very thrilling book. I have heard some stories myself about things that go on in the ER.

Masshole Mommy said...

I bet more stuff like this goes on behind the scenes than people realize. It's scary, but probably true. Sounds like a very interesting read.

Viccy Howe said...

You write fantastic book reviews! This one is also going on my to- read book list! Thank you!

ericksonandco.com said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the author info, its neat that he went and helped in Haiti after all they went through.

Slap Dash Mom said...

This book is definitely right up my alley - from the cover to the actual story - I love it!

Mel Cole said...

Sounds like there's a lot going on in this book. That's nice to read book that are related to the reality sometimes.

Sharon Martin said...

Sounds like this one kept you busy!! Thanks for sharing xx

Amberlee said...

Sounds like an amazing book. I will have to stop by to check out the giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Gill said...

This sounds like a book that would keep me drawn in! The mystery and drama! Might just add this one to my list too!

Pam said...

Yes, I am not sure this is a good trend either but the book does sound interesting!

Pam said...

Sounds pretty interesting to me since I come from a medical background. Very impressed with this writer's medical background.

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

The poor surgeon seems like he is up for the fight of his life. I wonder how it ends?!

Bobbi Burleson said...

I grew up with parents that worked in hospitals. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes that no one would dream of. I can see why Drs would make good authors of these kind of novels.

Karen Hewitt said...

I like that he had a medical twist to his book because I am sure it would be more accurate for most medical aspects

Kay Adeola said...

I am sure a doctor can write a good book considering all the things they would of seen and this sounds like a very interesting read.

Teresa Moody said...

I love thrillers! Hospitals always give me the creeps, so this would be a good one to read.

Teresa McCluskey said...

This sounds like a great book! I like the fact that a doctor wrote it! I mean they see everything (almost) so I know this is going to be a one of a kind thriller!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I think it is interesting that so many doctors are becoming fiction writers. I'm sure their content is awesome because they see a lot of things in their line of work which could be used as a resource for their story lines.

MELISASource said...

It's always great to find a book that has twists and turns to keep you interested! Thanks for sharing

Melanie B said...

I like the twists to this books, it was a really great read. Hope others will enjoy it too

 
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