Murder is the ultimate rush
When patents start dying unexpectedly in the O.R. at Mercy
Hospital, anesthesiologist Doug Landry finds himself the focus of the blame. Is he really incompetent or is there some-
thing more sinister going on? As Doug struggles to clear his name and unravel the secret of the mysterious deaths, it becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to keep him from exposing the devastating truth. Doug becomes trapped in a grisly race against time to prevent more deaths--including his own.
From the boardroom to the recovery room to the thrilling climax in the operating room, Adrenaline is a heart-pounding,
adrenaline rush of suspense, action and intrigue in an extremely realistic setting. If you like the novels of Robin
Cook and Tess Gerritsen, Adrenaline will leave you breathless.
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Hospitals are institutions of healing. Not all patients can be saved, but the vast majority of patients are healed. In our current society, minor operations are considered routine. Modern medicine trains doctors, nurses and techs with techniques and surgeries that were unheard of only a few years ago, and new strides are being made every day. This is true at most hospitals, including the setting of Adrenaline, Mercy Hospital. Things are changing at Mercy Hospital. A merger is eminent and there may be cutbacks resulting in lost jobs for many areas, including anesthesiology. Depending upon the way the merge goes, the affect could be devastating to their department Dr. Doug Landry, one of the best in the department, feels a prickle of fear in the back of his mind whenever it is discussed. Then patients begin dying in the O.R. during routine procedures. Seemingly healthy patients going in for minor surgeries are reacting badly to the anesthesia. The doctors are following all procedures, monitoring the patients carefully and pulling out all the stops when things go south, but nothing seems to be working. Behind the scenes, these doctors, like many other humans have secrets. One is a sexual predator. He preys upon young interns and nurses abusing those who don’t have the power to fight him. Another is not happy at home. Things have become routine, so when he gets encouragement from a co-worker, he might break more than one vow he has made. Drugs have tempted another one. Will he risk his career and possibly his life to feed that monster? Landry is at the center of all of this commotion. He isn’t perfect, but quickly figures out something is going on and it is a deadly game. As he works feverously trying to catch the person sabotaging the anesthesia department, which has resulted in the death of more than one patient, he finds himself in mortal danger. His race against time has become a race against life and death. Adrenaline is Dr. John Benedict’s first novel. Appropriately named, it ramps up from a mysterious happening in the O.R. to a heart pounding conclusion. I really liked the fast paced style of this novel. The sheer number of suspects kept me guessing until the final chapters. Benedict, who is a practicing anesthesiologist, brings all of his expertise to the pages to draw the readers into the O.R. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, The Edge of Death. Copyright © 2016 Laura Hartman DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy that I can keep for consideration in preparing to write this content. I was not expected to return this item after my review.
Adrenaline is a medical thriller that won't put you to sleep! Afraid of a takeover one of the anesthesiologist at Mercy Hospital has taken it in his own hands to get rid of the younger, better educated anesthesiologists in the group in order to secure his position should the need arise, and he is willing to fight to the death for it. Doug Laundry, one of the other anesthesiologists at Mercy Hospital must keep his wits or he could be the next victim. Written by an anesthesiologist Adrenaline provides an in depth look into how precise everything must be in order to be able to wake up after being under anesthesia. The plot is a mind bender and I was intrigued by not just the murder bent anesthesiologist but also by how the intern and the head anesthesiologist are wound into the plot line. Some parts of the book were a little on the dry side which is why I didn't give it five stars but if you put those parts aside this is a medical thriller that you just have to read!
I really enjoyed Adrenaline, by Dr. John Benedict. It was a gripping medical thriller with a lot of twists and turns. This book held my interest from beginning to end. I normally do not pick up procedural novels because they tend to be a bit too technical to read easily. I think the author created a good mix of the suspense of a mystery and the realities of medicine. The characters were well developed and interesting. I look forward to reading Dr. Benedict’s next novel.