Racing to Pittsburgh

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In this intriguing and riveting drama, Dr. Dan Ulek, an internationally renowned transplant cardiologist, delivers the keynote address at a Paris symposium on Sept 11, 2001, when the US is attacked by terrorists. In a story that flashes back in time, Dan, whose son Michael, a survivor of acute myelogenous leukemia and Dan's inspiration, struggles to integrate his professional development against the backdrop of his relationship with his family. The story examines the complicated challenges and victories Dan ...
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Overview

In this intriguing and riveting drama, Dr. Dan Ulek, an internationally renowned transplant cardiologist, delivers the keynote address at a Paris symposium on Sept 11, 2001, when the US is attacked by terrorists. In a story that flashes back in time, Dan, whose son Michael, a survivor of acute myelogenous leukemia and Dan's inspiration, struggles to integrate his professional development against the backdrop of his relationship with his family. The story examines the complicated challenges and victories Dan experiences, focusing on Michael, Dan's wife Kathy, and his colleague Jack, with whom he has a longstanding professional love/hate relationship at the Cleveland hospital where they work.

Donald Hricik is a transplant nephrologist at an academic medical center in Ohio, where he resides. He has written over 175 medical papers. This is his first novel.

Dr. Hricik is currently working on his next book, which revolves around the unexpected transmission of a rare infection from an organ donor to multiple organ recipients.

The purchase of this book will help support programs and activities of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and at The Gathering Place, an organization helping individuals and families touched by cancer. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.touchedbycancer.org.

Publisher's Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/RacingToPittsburgh.html

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609761226
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2010

    Great Read!

    I could not put this book down. I was unexpectedly surprised by the emotions expressed throughout the book in regards to what the author and his family had been through. As a doctor, he writes in the perspective of what it is like to have a sick child. It is refreshing to see what a doctor thinks of the 'other side'. Instead of being the care-taker - he now finds himself at the mercy of the doctors caring for his ill son. The book keeps you yearning for more and I would definately recommend this to anyone who likes a novel that looks at the meaning of life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2010

    A fantastic page turner

    I was recommended to read this book by a friend who knew the "Hurtuk" family. I couldn't put the book down! Dr. Hricik did a fantastic job explaining the medical scenarios in the book and the ending was an uplifiting surprise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2010

    A very touching family story and novel. A must read for anyone who has dealt with cancer in their family.

    My own brother died of leukemia as a child, and this novel brought a lot of things into perspective. The background plot is intriguing. A good and quick read for those with an interest in medical novels. I learned a lot about leukemia as I read the story! Both the title and cover art still intrigue me. Apparently a debut novel. Hopefully this new doctor/author has more in the pipeline. And I thought doctors had no feelings!

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