It is 3 AM--I received this book from Amazon yesterday (the kindle version is free from 2/14-2/16). I read half before I went to sleep and finished it just now. I can not say enough about Lawrence Gold, MD's books. You really have to read them to realize what a great writer he is and how he can keep you guessing up to, in the case of this book, nearly the very end.
Jacob Weizman is still practicing family medicine in his 80's and still making house calls! His wife, Lola is a psychotherapist who has downgraded her practice but still works with disturbed teenaged girls. NOTHING gets past Lola nor is there much she hasn't heard or seen and she makes sure the teens know this. Between the two of them they have helped and are still helping many.
Physicians do tend to be slightly egotistical (yes, I have worked in hospitals and done the books for many doctors) and Jacob, because he doesn't agree with some of the newer practices is forever getting into "discussions" with other practitioners, nurses, etc. Some think it is time for him to retire--not so! There is a hospital chaplain who he really does not trust or like and one nurse in particular who does not like him-ah the dynamics of the workplace. He takes on another physician in his practice at the behest of an old and dear friend.
If I say much more I will give it all away-so I guess I will just have to leave you all hanging again! Yup-another 5 Star and I think I better go get some more sleep now!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.
Read a Couple of Chapters HERE
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, we ascended to the Island.
After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago.
The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room.
I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology.
I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU and served as Chief of Medicine.
My wife Dorlis and I retired in October 1995 and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man's out; we bought a Nordic Tug, a trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, the entire East Coast and completed two 'Circle trips' to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second.
I wrote professionally as a physician to inform but rarely to entertain, at least not on purpose.
First, Do No Harm was published in April 2007. No Cure for Murder was released in August 2011. For the Love of God was published in January 2012 and The Sixth Sense in July 2012.
In the last two years, I've written three screenplays based on my novels and hope to see one or more produced for the screen. I submitted my screenplay, Rage to the 80th Annual Writer's Digest contest and won honorable mention (57 out of 11,000).
We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 13 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, a 7 year old purebred though enormous Yorkie.
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