Weapon of Choice: A Laura Nelson Thrillerby Patricia Gussin
Life is good for Dr. Laura Nelson.? Her kids have their ups and downs, but seem well adjusted to high school and college; her research project at the university is going well; and she is highly regarded as the chief of surgery at Tampa City Hospital.? This sense of tranquility is disrupted when she is drawn into the diagnosis of the first case of HIV/AIDS seen in… See more details below
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Life is good for Dr. Laura Nelson.? Her kids have their ups and downs, but seem well adjusted to high school and college; her research project at the university is going well; and she is highly regarded as the chief of surgery at Tampa City Hospital.? This sense of tranquility is disrupted when she is drawn into the diagnosis of the first case of HIV/AIDS seen in Tampa. But the challenge of this new disease is dwarfed by the disaster that impacts Laura's life a few days later.? A highly resistant bacterial infection is raging in the surgical intensive care unit, and patients are dying.? To make matters worse, Laura's daughter is exposed to the bacteria and begins to show symptoms. Desperate at this point, Laura calls her young friend, Dr. Stacy Jones, at the CDC in Atlanta.? Stacy arrives in Tampa, unaware that a deadly plot is underway in Atlanta as a covert white supremacist cell plans an unthinkable attack on a massive scale. Caught in the middle, Laura and Stacy encounter an opportunity to connect the Tampa nightmare with the impending Atlanta devastation, but can they prevent it?
"This is a taut and fast-moving thriller set against a dramatic backdrop...For fans of medical thrillers, a solid and satisfying read."
“Weapon of Choice kept me on the edge of my seat…Gussin’s medical experience brings authenticity to every page. The twists and turns kept the tension high and my poor fingernails ended up bitten to the quick. If you like medical dramas and/or thrillers then you’ll want to check this one out.”
“Switching setting and point of view with skillful pacing, Patricia Gussin builds enormous tension as time is about to run out to control the emergency in Tampa and thwart the plot in Atlanta.”
“Strongly etched heroes and villains anchor a top-notch bio-medical thriller that rivals the best work of such masters as Robin Cook and Michael Crichton.”
” Set in 1985, the doomsday premise ofWeapon of Choiceseems just as eerily possible today.”
"Relentless suspense and pitch-perfect medical details make Weapon of Choice a knockout, a truly infectious thriller you won't be able to put down!"
"Authentic, insightful, and incredibly scaryeverything a powerful medical thriller should be! Fans of Robin Cook and Michael Palmer will be riveted by this cautionary taleand fans of fast-paced suspense will be checking their pulse as they fly through the pages.”
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