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Noble Vision

by Gen Lagreca
     
 

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Passion, medicine, and politics collide in this romantic thriller. The arduous process of getting a new medical procedure approved by a bureaucracy plays havoc in the lives of a young neurosurgeon with a revolutionary cure for nerve injury and a beautiful ballerina who needs the treatment as her only hope. As the doctor battles a system stacked against him, his

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Passion, medicine, and politics collide in this romantic thriller. The arduous process of getting a new medical procedure approved by a bureaucracy plays havoc in the lives of a young neurosurgeon with a revolutionary cure for nerve injury and a beautiful ballerina who needs the treatment as her only hope. As the doctor battles a system stacked against him, his career and the life of his beautiful patient hang in the balance. A FOREWORD Book of the Year Finalist and WRITER’S DIGEST International Book Awards pick.

Brilliant Manhattan neurosurgeon David Lang has developed a breakthrough treatment to repair damaged nerves, which promises a long-awaited cure for paralyzing brain and spinal cord injuries. He believes his treatment is safe, but he must first get permission to use it from New York State’s health system, CareFree. Beset with budget overruns and other priorities, the powerful agency puts David’s procedure on the back burner. To the surgeon’s despair, it will take years for CareFree to study the new technique and for him to complete the red tape needed for acceptance. He's warned that if he performs the treatment without the proper authorization, he can lose his license and go to jail.

His frustrations mount. Then one case pushes him over the edge.

Lovely, strong-willed dancer Nicole Hudson rose to Broadway stardom from a wretched childhood only to have her life shattered by a tragic accident. David’s new treatment is her only hope. She knows the risks of the experimental procedure, but she desperately wants to try it. To be effective, it must be done soon. They cannot wait years to go through the approval process of CareFree.

A rebel doctor, a beautiful dancer, a growing passion, and a dangerous run-in with the law converge in one explosive case.

NOBLE VISION is an exciting novel with nail-biting suspense and plot twists you’ll never see coming. You’ll experience the thrill of a medical breakthrough, the anguish of a tragic accident, the agony of life-changing decisions made outside of one’s control, and the excitement of two people from discordant worlds discovering their own supreme harmony.

Tightly plotted, elegantly written, vibrantly romantic, and keenly controversial, this timely novel makes the ideal thinking-person’s thriller.

AWARDS FOR NOBLE VISION:

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist

Writer's Digest 13th International Book Awards, Honorable Mention

Midwest Book Awards, Finalist

Illinois Women's Press Association Fiction Contest, Second Place

NOBLE VISION ATTRACTS READERS OF:

Medical drama and thrillers,

Medical romance fiction,

Political fiction,

Books on ObamaCare,

Libertarian spirited fiction, economic conservative books,

Inspirational stories, and works challenging conventional wisdom.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Gen LaGreca is a former pharmaceutical chemist and healthcare writer. Aside from fiction, she also writes social commentary. Her articles have appeared in Forbes, The Orange County Register, Daily Caller, and other publications. Fans of NOBLE VISION will want to read Gen's other novels, A DREAM OF DARING and FUGITIVE FROM ASTERON.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A beautifully crafted and completely engaging novel. I read it in one sitting. It made me want to stand up and cheer! ---JAMES VAWTER, MD

The defects of government-controlled medicine are dramatized effectively in this page-turning story of the love of a brilliant physician for a beautiful ballerina who becomes his patient. ---MILTON FRIEDMAN, Nobel laureate

Salutary tale of what can happen to medical breakthroughs if Big Government claws even deeper into our healthcare system! ---STEVE FORBES, CEO, Forbes magazine

A gripping story superimposed on today's threats to quality medical care. Admittedly a novel, it is filled with truths of today. ---EDWARD ANNIS, MD, Past President, American Medical Association

The novel deals with some of the most serious issues of the day, lending the story an immediacy and vibrancy. The author's prose is polished and professional. ---WRITER'S DIGEST magazine

. . . an intriguing novel about how unintended consequences of good intentions can have a devastating impact on the healing professions. ---WALTER E. WILLIAMS, syndicated columnist

A well-researched . . . sensitively written . . . inherently captivating novel of suspense, Noble Vision is very highly recommended reading. ---MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

Noble Vision captivated me from beginning to end. Its grim vision of the near future---or is it the present?---of medicine is all too accurate. Can a few men and women of principle turn it around? One must have hope. ---JANE ORIENT, MD, Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

The mounting conflicts of this lovingly sculpted first novel will keep you turning pages well into the night. ---LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS

It was a wonderful surprise and a great joy to discover Noble Vision. It is an absolute page-turner of a novel with a strong pro-market message. ---JOHN BLUNDELL, author of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady

A novel about liberty. If you like Ayn Rand's novels, you'll like this one. ---EZRA LEVANT, publisher

The novel both communicates and concretizes important philosophical insights and also deals with a very important practical problem, i.e. the future of medical care in the United States. It is truly a pleasure to read a first class novel which incorporates Ayn Rand's philosophy. ---JOHN ALLISON, Founder, BB&T

Noble Vision takes on a controversial issue---health care and what is wrong with it. It's an inspiring, eye-opening book that the general public will enjoy and a must-read for healthcare professionals. ---HUNTSVILLE TIMES, Alabama

A remarkable first novel. ---GALEN INSTITUTE, Health Policy Matters

Noble Vision is a wonderful literary achievement. An extraordinary hero, a tender love story, a fascinating medical discovery, and an intense family conflict are dramatically interwoven in a plot that surprises and delights. ---EDITH PACKER, JD, PhD, psychologist

Noble Vision is a suspenseful tale of one surgeon's heroic struggle to save his work and the woman he loves. It inspires us to search inside ourselves for what we know to be true---and to seek the courage to live by it. Intertwined with her gripping plot, the author presents a convincing repudiation of the presumed benevolence of socialized medicine. Truly a story for every patient and every physician! ---BETH HAYNES, MD, Director, Benjamin Rush Institute

A fiction reader's delight! Noble Vision has villains you will despise and heroes you'd love to meet. Add intrigue, betrayal, romance---you'll be captured till the end and long for Gen LaGreca's next novel! ---KAREN TIERNEY, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974457949
Publisher:
Genevieve LaGreca
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Meet the Author

People who are inspired by the novels and philosophy of Ayn Rand will enjoy this author's first novel, NOBLE VISION, and will also want to read her new, second novel, A DREAM OF DARING.

Gen won two national literary awards for her medical and romance thriller, NOBLE VISION. The novel won a ForeWord magazine Book-of-the-Year Award and was a finalist in the Writer's Digest 13th international book awards---two of the most prestigious honors in the world of independent publishing. It also was a finalist in the Midwest Book Awards and a second-place winner in the Illinois Women's Press Association Fiction Contest.

Gen is a former pharmaceutical chemist and healthcare writer, and she also pens political and social commentary. Her commentaries have appeared in The Orange County Register, The Daily Caller, Real Clear Markets, Mises Daily, Rocky Mountain News, Gainesville Sun, and other publications. She has been a lively guest speaker at the national conference, FreedomFest, and she has discussed her gripping novel on the Barry Farber Show and other talk-radio programs. She was also a guest on Glenn Beck's national television program.

Asked what moved her to write NOBLE VISION, Gen replies, "After years of working in the healthcare industry, I feel as if I'm witnessing the slow death of something great, something that shouldn't be allowed to die---America's gold standard of medicine." Why did she choose to write fiction? "Ever since I read Gone With the Wind at age 13, I've been enthralled by sweeping novels that capture a historic moment in an unforgettable way. I wanted to tell the story of what's happening in medicine today---how it, too, could be gone with the wind---through the spellbinding magic of fiction."

Gen is working on a third novel, and she's also completed the screenplay adaptation of NOBLE VISION.

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