If you are a fan of medical mysteries, which of course as everyone knows by now-I definitely am one-you will absolutely love this novel! I am not totally sure if this was the first in the series or the second (some places say the first-others the second but it is a definite stand alone read. I will be getting the other two and any more in this series that come out.
This novel will keep you riveted-I defy you to put it down once you have started. I personally sat here and read it straight through in about 3 hours. It takes place in New Orleans in a hospital that is actually doing quite well and is in no hurry to become part of a conglomerate. Dr. Bonnet has property that the mob wants--he is not selling. A high ranking official is being blackmailed. AND Voo Doo plays a big part--this is New Orleans.
Can this hospital be saved from being destroyed by sinister forces?
Read it and find out!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
First book in the Alex Destephano series.
It’s Mardi Gras season in post-Katrina New Orleans. With only one week until the big day, thousands of tourists have flocked to the city, paralyzing traffic and jamming the French Quarter with drunken crowds and garbage. City officials are hoping for record crowds and record revenues to generate the biggest boost to the Crescent City since the “big storm."
Alexander Lee Destephano, legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center, a world-class hospital, is excitedly anticipating her third Mardi Gras Season and most of all, her date with dashing art historian Mitch Landry. The couple has tickets to the Endymion Extravaganza, the biggest Mardi Gras Ball in New Orleans at the Super Dome on Saturday evening. After many months, life is good again and Alex is determined to experience and appreciate everything it has to offer. She can hardly wait until Saturday evening.
But, things change. Alex is stat-paged to the Medical Center at 6:00 am on Monday morning only to learn from her boss, Don Montgomery and her former husband, Dr. Robert Bonnet that Grace Raccine, a cancer patient at CCMC and the first lady of Louisiana has been found unconscious in her room covered with blood with no visible injury. To compound matters, patients are leaving CCMC against medical advice and staff are refusing to work creating crisis and chaos in the Obamacare hospital environment. By the end of the day, the night with Mitch at the Endymion Ball is the last thing on Alex's mind!
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About the Author: (from the Author's Website)
Judith Rocchiccioli writes about what she knows…Hospitals, Patients, Nurses, Physicians and Health Care. She adds some mystery, bad guys, intrigue, suspense and along with some Virginia and New Orleans culture and well developed plot lines, produced a medical thriller that few readers can put down.
The Alexandra Destephano Series is a group of medical thrillers that offer readers an escape into the busy medical world of a fictitious world-class hospital in New Orleans where image is King and the money is the bottom line.
The main characters are Alexandra Destephano, a nurse attorney who is legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center and Jack Francoise a dedicated, gnarly, seasoned New Orleans Police Commander who covers the 8th Precinct and the French Quarter, where in the deepest, sleazy, sordid areas, copious crime occurs. The medical is intent on offering the best care in the world, but it often plagued by competition, health care reform, incompetent management and sabotage.
Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center and The Imposter and the newly released Viral Intent are fast-paced riveting medical thrillers that offer readers believable and memorable characters that allow them to escape into the complex, often mysterious world of health care. All three novels are currently available from the authors website, www.judithrocchiccioli.com and Amazon.com. Books are downloadable in Kindle, Nook and most ebook format as well as soft cover.
Judith Townsend Rocchiccioli is a native Virginian and holds graduate and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Virginia. She has been a practicing clinical nurse for over 25 years and is currently a professor of Nursing at James Madison University and the author of numerous academic and health-related articles and documents. Her novels are based on her experiences living and teaching in New Orleans. When not teaching or writing, Judith is an avid silk painter and multimedia artist. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her family and six dogs.
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