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Past Aghast [NOOK Book]

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You read about it in the headlines - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been blamed for a number of behavioral health issues for war veterans but can it cause a person to do heinous deeds which they might otherwise never do in a hundred lifetimes?

Because of his horrendous battleground experiences in Iraq, Colonel Jack Bass, MD, US Army, (ret.), has been left emotionally scarred with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Jack constantly struggles to manage his ...

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Overview

You read about it in the headlines - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been blamed for a number of behavioral health issues for war veterans but can it cause a person to do heinous deeds which they might otherwise never do in a hundred lifetimes?

Because of his horrendous battleground experiences in Iraq, Colonel Jack Bass, MD, US Army, (ret.), has been left emotionally scarred with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Jack constantly struggles to manage his severe PTSD and is sometimes unaware of his actions while under the influence of this unwelcome mental demon. As the new Chairman of Anesthesia at Southern Medical Center, Jack Bass thought he'd retired into the tame, civilian job he'd dreamt of, but a series of bizarre murders and deaths have occurred at Southern Medical Center and Jack has unwittingly been swept into the investigation - he soon discovers that his history of PTSD has somehow made him a prime suspect and realizes that a "trial of peers" may have already given him a death sentence!

Jack must determine for the sake of his own sanity, as well as clearing his name, if his PTSD has gone beyond just a cause of recurrent nightmares and has transformed him into a cold-blooded killer.

It can't possibly be true, but...?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044378056
  • Publisher: Edwin Dasso
  • Publication date: 3/13/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 919,148
  • File size: 540 KB

Meet the Author

Ed Dasso's works of fiction leverage many of his "stranger than fiction" experiences from years of practice at major medical centers and community hospitals."You might be surprised at some of the events in the books that are based on an actual experience."Fiction writing is reviving a lost love from earlier periods in his life where he enjoyed writing short stories. Look for additional books soon in the "Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles" series.In addition to a number of years as a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care specialist, he has published articles in national healthcare journals, written many "Ask the Doctor" columns and has spoken frequently at national healthcare forums. He has also been instrumental in designing and deploying population health programs to help people deal with depression related to poor health.Ed can be contacted at jackblackcloud@hotmail.com or reach him on Facebook as "facebook.com/jack.bass.7712
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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    Brilliantly written, engaging story line, solid characters. One

    Brilliantly written, engaging story line, solid characters. One of the best thrillers I've read from a new author. 

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    Everything you'd expect from a thriller and so much more! I prev

    Everything you'd expect from a thriller and so much more! I previously had not heard of Ed Dasso, but I am now very much a fan. This author has an amazing talent and I think it's a name we are going to hear more and more of!

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    A novel designed for a suspense lover! Thrills and twists will f

    A novel designed for a suspense lover! Thrills and twists will force you to continue reading!

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    A great first book for this author, a thrilling read with a grea

    A great first book for this author, a thrilling read with a great character arc. The page count is high, but once you begin reading you'll wish it was longer! Two huge thumbs up! 

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    Outstanding! I lived and loved every page of this read. Edge of

    Outstanding! I lived and loved every page of this read. Edge of your seat thriller! 

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    Solid first outing. I rarely read novels from brand new authors

    Solid first outing. I rarely read novels from brand new authors but a friend recommended this to me, Ed Dasso has certainly changed my perception. It was a great read and I will be first in line for the next book.

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    If you didn't know that this author worked in emergency medicine

    If you didn't know that this author worked in emergency medicine before hand, you'll surely know after you've read. Extremely believable, very real, you can't stop yourself being dragged into the story.  

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    I really enjoyed Past Aghast. A very well written thriller. I lo

    I really enjoyed Past Aghast. A very well written thriller. I look forward to reading more from this author. 

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    I cannot recommend this novel enough. An absolute thrill ride! E

    I cannot recommend this novel enough. An absolute thrill ride! Ed Dasso possesses the ability to surprise, thrill and create real suspense. A brilliant read!

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    This was a good read that I enjoyed. For me, this was a 4* book,

    This was a good read that I enjoyed. For me, this was a 4* book, the only thing that forced my hand to 3* was the length, the first 3/4 of the novel were fast paced and exciting, by the final quarter I was eager to know the outcome. Overall it was a great story, with great characters and the author is clearly extremely talented. I just wished it was condensed down to to maybe 300 pages.  

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    A great read and for a 1st novel, this was a pleasant surprise!

    A great read and for a 1st novel, this was a pleasant surprise! If this is what Ed Dasso can do at his first attempt, I can't wait to see what's next!

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    An 'edge of your seat' ride with all the twists and turns you'd

    An 'edge of your seat' ride with all the twists and turns you'd expect from such a thriller. It's fast paced and will demand you to continue reading. Do not pick up this book when you have chores to do... they will not get done!

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    A story filled with twists and turns. You will not want to put t

    A story filled with twists and turns. You will not want to put this book down. A solid protagonist whose journey you cannot help but emerge yourself within. The authors story telling is great and he gives you just enough, but not too much, to keep you turning the pages. Highly recommended. 

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    violent, intense, fast, gripping! A thoroughbred thriller writte

    violent, intense, fast, gripping! A thoroughbred thriller written brilliantly. I am eagerly awaiting another novel...

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    If you work in the medical field or are a thriller lover, I high

    If you work in the medical field or are a thriller lover, I highly recommend this novel. The picture painted is one that you can instantly transform yourself into and enjoy the journey every step. 

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    A great first outing for this author, the writing is of a much m

    A great first outing for this author, the writing is of a much more established author. I was impressed with his pace and story telling, it had me hooked and I saw no signs of it letting me go. I was concerned with the page count (it's a lot longer than most novels I read) but, once I began reading I wished it was even longer. I will be patiently waiting for the next novel. 

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    I am an avid reader of both thrillers and medical thrillers and

    I am an avid reader of both thrillers and medical thrillers and I go into each novel with high expectations. This book exceeded all my expectations. Fantastically written, a brilliant story and it had me gripped from the outset. If you are a fan of thrillers, this is a must read. Well deserving of 5 stars! 

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    Suspense, intrigue, action. I was hooked from the get go and cou

    Suspense, intrigue, action. I was hooked from the get go and couldn't wait to read on! The characters were believable and the authors experience inside an ER really shines through. He paints a vivid picture with each scene.

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  • Posted November 7, 2013

    Mind blowing! I got this book as a free copy and the cover was

    Mind blowing!

    I got this book as a free copy and the cover was not so eye catching hence I was not expecting much from this story. But, now I deeply regret for having any doubt on this story, for it turned out to be one of the best crime fiction I ever read!

    However, the prologue again was not that provocative to me. It appeared just normal and a common war mishap. Soon after I was in the midway of the first chapter, my eyes were kind of glued to the book. Though it’s quite a thick book and much bigger than the novels I read normally, I read this in one go. Many times I tried to put down the book and tend to my other daily chores but failed miserably.

    The murders in the very first few pages were horrible to come across, yet the suspense and the curiosity was well nurtured by each paragraph of the book. Being involved in laboratories for my job, I could picture the scene and the surrounding easily and was scared to death the same time relating it to my own self. 

    The first thought occurred to me about Mark was “poor chap”. Still I couldn’t help appreciating his each move that followed. Even after witnessing a cruel murder all of a sudden and being trapped to even get caught for such action he acted as brave and intelligent as he could.

    I like the way each scene and character is blend in the story. The character development was brilliant and the plot twists were well included. The date and time at the beginning of each chapter supports the reader to have a good mental picture in a timely manner.

    All in all it’s a good book. Especially for someone who likes to read about doctors and suspense related to such scenario, this would certainly be a great read. The book assures you quite an extended exposure with doctors and all other related professions in the medical industry. 

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  • Posted October 26, 2013

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    Dr. Jack Bass is a war veteran who suffers from PTSD (Post Traum

    Dr. Jack Bass is a war veteran who suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He comes under suspicion when murders start happening at the hospital where he works. The main character is a good person with deep issues and concerns.The other characters also feel very real in this gritty medical suspense thriller where only some of the characters are what they appear to be. You will find a few clichés here and there in the book, but you will also find a very good story with twists and turns that will keep you reading well into the night. A well researched thriller that entertains and keeps you on the edge of your seat!

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