Debridement: A Novel

Debridement: A Novel

by Sean Dow

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Debridement: A Novel by Sean Dow

Dr. Jack Hastings had what he considered a satisfying life as a dedicated critical care physician. He had no outlandish dreams, only wanting the personal satisfaction of a life well lived and the knowledge that he had made a difference in the lives of his patients.

But fate can have other ideas. In Jack's case, that came in the form of a groundless malpractice suit. He knew all too well what such a suit could do—he'd seen it happen far too often to his fellow physicians. To make matters worse, the attorney handling the suit was the worst of his kind, "a scumbag who made spoiled milk smell like a fresh spring day."

Looking at the impending destruction of his life, Dr. Hastings formulates a plan—one that takes such exquisite shape in his mind that he can do nothing else but carry it out. He will rid himself and the medical community of the problem lawyer. The plan goes smoothly, but Jack might have done things differently, if only he had known what would come next.

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ISBN-13: 9781626524927
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Debridement 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Dow's first book is not a bad attempt. Just needs more depth. Depth of character. Depth of plot. Believability. The protagonist's conversion from caring physician to killer needs to be evolving...cryptic. The decision to go down this road seems sudden, undeveloped. The author's descriptive work regarding a fly fishing trip is top notch, the near fall from a cliff is not the edge of seat harrowing adventure intended.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Dr. Jack Hastings has it all – a good career as a critical care physician, a beautiful wife, and great kids. When he’s served with papers for a lawsuit, Jack’s world crumbles around him. He knows he did no wrong, but the stigma of a lawsuit can ruin a doctor’s career in less than a heartbeat. It doesn’t help matters when the lawyer who is working for the plaintiff is the lowest of all ambulance chasers. Jack needs to find a way out of this lawsuit and his only idea is to get rid of the man who is a plague on himself and the medical community at large. This opens up a whole new world to Jack and will change his life forever. DEBRIDEMENT: the usually surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue. In this case, the title truly fits the plot. Written in the first person, we see events through Jack’s eyes and his biases. I think the story was written so you didn’t feel much compassion for many of the characters. There were certain aspects of the plot for which I had to suspend disbelief, but overall I found DEBRIDEMENT to be an enjoyable escape from the real world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Debridement by Dr. Dow was interesting, suspenseful, addictive and humorous. I love fiction books I just cant stop reading to see whats going to happen next. If your looking for a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and entertained from start to finish, I highly recommend this book.
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
Review:  DEBRIDEMENT by Sean Dow Jack Hastings M.D. is an Oregon pulmonary and critical care specialist, leading a life he deems appropriate and fulfilling. With an overly busy practice, a beautiful wife, three sons--two grown and one nearly, a lovely home, nearly an "empty nest," what could go wrong? Well--everything. Due to the greed of a former patient's ex-wife, and of a malpractice attorney, Jack is served in an unfounded malpractice suit. If he had stopped there, he might have managed; but no, Jack, too full of himself, decides to play  God, and to eradicate the threat-permanently. I couldn't dredge up much sympathy for the protagonist: taking everything for granted, and too suffused with self. I much preferred hi buddy and colleague, Dr. George--not a nice guy, but at least straightforward with it. Review:  DEBRIDEMENT by Sean Dow Jack Hastings M.D. is an Oregon pulmonary and critical care specialist, leading a life he deems appropriate and fulfilling. With an overly busy practice, a beautiful wife, three sons--two grown and one nearly, a lovely home, nearly an "empty nest," what could go wrong? Well--everything. Due to the greed of a former patient's ex-wife, and of a malpractice attorney, Jack is served in an unfounded malpractice suit. If he had stopped there, he might have managed; but no, Jack, too full of himself, decides to play  God, and to eradicate the threat-permanently. I couldn't dredge up much sympathy for the protagonist: taking everything for granted, and too suffused with self. I much preferred hi buddy and colleague, Dr. George--not a nice guy, but at least straightforward with it.