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Hearts of Gold
     

Hearts of Gold

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by Frank P. Whyte
 

Ike Paponis, M.D. is a Portland, Oregon open-heart surgeon who is one of the city's most prominent citizens. Together with his two friends, Alan Spandell, a probate attorney, and Martin Spencer M.D., the local medical examiner, they conceptualize and implement The Portland Fund. This fund is meant to benefit local charities, but Ike sees the money as his own. The

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Ike Paponis, M.D. is a Portland, Oregon open-heart surgeon who is one of the city's most prominent citizens. Together with his two friends, Alan Spandell, a probate attorney, and Martin Spencer M.D., the local medical examiner, they conceptualize and implement The Portland Fund. This fund is meant to benefit local charities, but Ike sees the money as his own. The three also form a large corporation that operates private laboratories, and when this business falls into financial difficulty, Ike begins to use money from The Portland Fund to bail their business out of trouble. Needing a greater influx of capital, and knowing several of his patients who are leaving large portions of their estates to The Portland Fund, it isn't long before Ike is deliberately causing several of his open-heart procedures to fail. Allan Spandell has arranged the estates, Ike Paponis does the killing, and Marty Spencer must cover the deeds. The ethical conflicts that arise form the basis for this medical thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592865680
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Hearts of Gold 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank Whyte is a fabulous and entertaining new author to watch. After reading 'Hearts of Gold' I couldn't wait to read, 'Remedies of Choice' also by Frank. I found his descriptive and clever use of words and development of his characters fun. Although his writing is fiction, it's just believable enough to keep you on the 'edge', wanting more!!! Mr. Whyte, what's next?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read `Hearts of Gold¿ by Frank Whyte and all I can say is, 'Wow'. This medical thriller takes more twists and leaps than a roller coaster. To say I enjoyed this book is trite. It was wonderful. Mr. Whyte weaves the perfect amount of arrogance to his main character, Ike Paponis as his misdeeds take him from his home in Oregon to the jungles of Nicaragua. As I found myself unable to put the book down, I could only hope that all of Ike¿s misdeeds catch up with him at some point. Mr. Whyte¿s skillfully written final pages will leave you gasping for air. His vast medical knowledge doesn¿t overwhelm, but enhances our understanding of what medical examiners and heart surgeons do inside the OR. So many authors make the mistake of having a terrific plot and weave the story very artfully only to demolish it at the end. Mr. Whyte takes his time, not rushing a single detail, and the result is one fabulous book that I hope sees much action. Lynn Price - Author of `A Separate Beginning¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a first book, it was a page turner. Frank P. Whyte is an up and coming writer of medical thrillers. Looking forward to his second book. Thanks Frank.