Book Review - Rage - Lawrence W. Gold | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Rage - Lawrence W. Gold

Monday, June 30, 2014


I have read almost every single book Lawrence Gold has written. I have yet to find one I didn't absolutely enjoy! Rage does have medical components but is a stand alone novel apart from his hospital series.

Perfectly normal people are committing horrendous murders and then don't remember a thing. And it keeps happening--the only thing tying it together is the approximate location where they live. The defense lawyers run to grab forensic psychiatrist Michael Rose and his assistant before the prosecution lawyers do.

This is truly another book I did not put down--3 hours later and I finished it! Another 5 for Dr. Gold!



About the book: (from Amazon)

When normal people suddenly attack and murder, their defense attorney hires Dr. Michael Rose, a former cop turned forensic psychiatrist and his associate, Karen Scott to represent them in court. The inexplicable events mystify these experienced professionals, and together they seek a rational explanation.

When psychiatric evaluation reveals a pattern among the subjects, Michael suspects that there is more to these incidents than spontaneous psychosis. Using his instincts and skills as a former police detective, Michael and Karen begin their own investigation.

What they uncover is chilling.
Who is behind it?
Why is it happening, and most importantly can they do something before the killer strikes again?
During the dramatic denouement, Michael must wrestle with his conscience and the true meaning of justice.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from author's website)


I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, my family 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 medical 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 Internal Medicine and Family Practice. For many years, I was an active member of the quality assurance committee. Circumstances permitted my wife, Dorlis, and me to retire in October 1995. Before fate could intervene, we tossed off the dock lines, 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 trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, and the entire East Coast and completed two ‘circle trips’ to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second. I’ve written eight novels, five in he Brier Hospital Series, and one non-fiction book, I Love My Doctor, But…, a lighthearted look at the patient/doctor relationship. I recently published my ninth novel, A Simple Cure, about the search for the cure of the most deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma. I write primarily to entertain, but I can’t help but pass on to readers observations and beliefs culled from years of practice, and yes, my biases, too. I strive for realism in portraying the medical scene which is gripping enough without melodrama or gimmicks. With even a minor degree of success in writing novels, comes responsibility to readers. I attempt to produce honest material that reflects my beliefs. Exposing these beliefs to the public through my writing requires courage, stupidity, or both. My fans have been generous, and although nobody enjoys criticism, I’ve learned much from that, too. The novel that expresses most clearly my candor, and my bias, is For the Love of God. The novel reflects my attitudes toward those who are willing to sacrifice the lives of their children for their personal religious beliefs.

We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 15 1/2 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, an 8 year old Yorkie who just looks like he’s on steroids.

Author's Website
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20 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

My husband is BIG into medical books and I love that this a stand alone so that it might be a good introduction to this author for him.

Jenn said...

My husband would love this. He is in the medical field so this one is right up his alley.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

3 hours! Wow! You must be a fast reader. Although, I don't know if I ever really have that much time to sit and just read. Maybe today. The kids are at grandmas. :)

Cathy Mini said...

I love the "can't put down" sort of books--that is really what inspires me to keep reading for pleasure when I can. I have to admit, though, I haven't been doing a lot of reading this spring/summer. I've been swamped with work. However, I may have to check out "Rage."

Shawn Ann Griffith said...

WOW you read the book in 3 hours? Must have been a really good book, sounds like it is. I wish I was a reader, there are times I wish I could just sit down, relax, and read a good book.

mail4rosey said...

Don't you love when you find an author who hits it spot-on with every book! I'm glad you've found that with Author Gold's work!

Kristen Campbell said...

Ooo, I think this sounds like a good one! I'm always amazed at how people can think these things up and write about them!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

WOW sounds like a book that GRABS you right from the start!! Another for the summer reading list!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I would love to read this because it seems like it is a mystery thriller. I must say thanks to your reviews I have started read again and enjoy it.. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Mahoney said...

This sounds like a thrilling, and even a little scary, book. I like a good mystery with some medical components mixed in!

Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog said...

I love a good murder mystery book! Add in the medical aspect, and you have a winner!

Hilary @ The RNY Life said...

I've never heard of this author before. This does sound like it would be a really good book though. I like good mystery books.

Lexie Lane said...

Oooh! this is a bit scary. I love things where people don't realize what they're doing. Of course I wouldn't want to be around it in real life but I like freaking myself out that way by reading stories like this.

Crystal Green said...

I've never heard of this author, but it does sound like a really good read. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it.

Lalia Frolick said...

I think this book is too scary for me, haha. I am such a big baby. I just know I'd have really freaky dreams about it for days. The plot does sound very interesting, though. One of the more creative suspenseful books I've heard of in years. Thanks for sharing!

Kendall Rayburn said...

Definitely sounds like an interesting read - I am too much of a whimp when it comes to scary books!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

This sounds interesting! I hadn't heard f this author previously.

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

I'm impressed by your speed-reading talent. 3 hours! Wow! By the way, that would be totally scary. I am so grateful for a sound mind he he

Amanda McMahon said...

Sounda interesting. I think as long as it is accurate then I would enjoy it.

Ashley R said...

A bit of a mystery, a little medical and plenty of suspense. Sign me up! :)

 
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