A Race Against Death

A Race Against Death

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by Timothy Sheard
     
 

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In the midst of a brutal heatwave, hospital workers and medical students are outraged at the death of a young woman following a botched abortion. They say the cold-blooded Dr. Odom is guilty of murder. But the bosses defend the doctor, putting Lenny Moss at the center of the conflict. As laundry workers pass out from the heat, a brutal murder sends Lenny down a new…  See more details below

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In the midst of a brutal heatwave, hospital workers and medical students are outraged at the death of a young woman following a botched abortion. They say the cold-blooded Dr. Odom is guilty of murder. But the bosses defend the doctor, putting Lenny Moss at the center of the conflict. As laundry workers pass out from the heat, a brutal murder sends Lenny down a new path that may lead to his termination form the job. And his life.

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Capital Reviews - Ray Walsh
In "Race," Dr. Leslie Odom is suspected of murder when a patient dies after a botched abortion. Facts emerge about the death of pretty Charyse Desir that lead Moss to investigate the situation...He reaches the conclusion that Odom is a racist who wants to reduce the birth rate of black women.
Sheard has created an intriguing crime novel with a likable, hard-working and unusual detective who challenges authority figures, stands up for the little guy and overall does a remarkable job.
The HUB - HUB Editor
if you’re looking for an entertaining crime novel with engaging charater, many frustrating situations and vivid sense, it’s worth a seconde look…Sheard has created an intriguing crime novel with a likable, hard-working and unusual detective who challenges authority figures, stands up for the little guy and overall does a remarkable job.
Mysteries Galore - HARRIET KLAUSNER
“A Race Agaisnt Death is an interesting amateur sleuth medical thriller starring a caring hero (perfect personality for a shop steward) who knows he is in over his head with his inquiries, but feels he must act before more tragedies occur. The support cast is top rate as they make the hospital seem genuine, and Lenny’s romance with Patience adds depth to the character. Timothy Sheard provides a delightful hospital investigative tale that grips readers from the moment that Dr. Singh
Magical Mystery Reviews - Jules Brenner
His veteran critical care nurse credentials are made manifest on nearly every page as he directs the flow of activities with a full cast of familiar characters one can expect to find on the wards...." Sheard authoritatively demonstrates how [bottom line "efficiencies"] can quite well become inadvertent cover up for criminal behavior and, even murder.
Labor News - THE Editor
if you’re looking for an entertaining crime novel with engaging charater, many frustrating situations and vivid sense, it’s worth a seconde look…Sheard has created an intriguing crime novel with a likable, hard-working and unusual detective who challenges authority figures, stands up for the little guy and overall does a remarkable job.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012641137
Publisher:
Hard Ball Press
Publication date:
02/12/2011
Series:
The Lenny Moss Mysteries , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
983 KB

Meet the Author

Tim Sheard is a veteran nurse and social activist. He organizes writers for the National Writers Union, and participates in the United Association for Labor Education and the Working Clas Studies Association. Sheard lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.

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Race against Death 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
At James Madison University Hospital, the air conditioning is not working so some departments are brutally hot. Union steward widower Lenny Moss has received plenty of complaints over the unhealthy working conditions and has pressured the administration to fix the mechanical problem to include some of the support staff not being in rooms like laundry in the heat of the day. He hopes to spend his nights in heat with housekeeping¿s Betty, a single mother, who he really likes. --- Meanwhile ICU Dr. Samir Singh and his team fail to save the life of Charyse Desic, who had just undergone a recent abortion. The staff¿s OBGYN Dr. Leslie Odom could not care less that some street loser patient of his died. However her boyfriend Tyrell Hardy does and he plans to kill the doctor who butchered his beloved. Lenny and fourth year medical student Kate Palmer are stunned by Odom¿s attitude and do some quiet investigating into the physician¿s past only to find a hellish track record and are unsure what to do especially since the hospital administration has obviously covered for this dangerous physician. --- It has been several years since Lennie starred in a novel (see SOME CUTS NEVER HEAL and THIS WON'T HURT A BIT), but the wait was worth it. A RACE AGAINST DEATH is an interesting amateur sleuth medical thriller starring a caring hero (perfect personality for a shop steward) who knows he is in over his head with his inquiries, but feels he must act before more tragedies occur. The support cast is top rate as they make the hospital seem genuine and Lenny¿s romance with Betty adds depth to the character. Timothy Sheard provides a delightful hospital investigative tale that grips readers from the moment that Dr. Singh and his team apply CPR, but fail. --- Harriet Klausner