Done Deal

Done Deal

by Rene D Schultz


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"If you died tomorrow... what would be your legacy?"

Death does not begin with the loss of the ability to breath, or the last beat of your heart. Cissy learns this as she takes us on an inspiring and eye-opening journey filled with love, friendship, laughter... and hope. This book is about the value of every moment of your life and fighting a good fight.

Cissy is your typical hard working, single mother, who leads a very simple life. Until one day, when a cancer diagnosis has her spinning in circles. Not one to sit around and do nothing, and with years of experience in the medical field, she decides to research new medications and clinical studies on the Internet. Then all of a sudden, she hits a block wall.

Why are the pharmaceuticals holding back 'orphan' drugs that have the potential to save thousands of lives? Why aren't they conducting clinical studies on these medications? Why are the greedy insurance companies refusing to pay for these medications to keep people alive? Why is our government closing its 'blind eyes?'

Cissy goes on a quest to find these answers. What she discovers is shocking. With an anger that leaves her cynical, and with time running out, she sets out to 'right a wrong.' She does the unimaginable and is selfless in her final acts on this earth. She forfeits her integrity, and leaves a legacy that will crush the greedy pharmaceuticals and the corrupt insurance companies!

In this new age of technology... Hackers become a reality and a new Robin Hood becomes our hero!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495266188
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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DONE DEAL 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*I received this ebook copy or free in exchange for an honest review* *I received this ebook copy or free in exchange for an honest review* Done Deal is a story of many remarkable characters. The author, Rene Schultz, made me feel as if I knew each one personally. I find it rare that authors make all of the characters in their books memorable. Cissy, the main character, was a strong woman who cared deeply for her sons, friends, co-workers and all of the healthcare team that cared for her. Likewise, these people played a strong role in Cissy’s life. Cissy, who knew she was losing her battle with cancer, wanted to help others who fell through the cracks with receiving proper care or medications they needed. Even when she didn’t feel well she worked with Borg & conducted her research on government & pharmaceutical control of meds & healthcare. Her determination is a virtue I’d like to possess. I think that everyone who enjoys reading will love this book. Rene’s gift of storytelling  & strong character portrayal made me want to keep reading to see how it ended. Leslie Beebe
1morepage More than 1 year ago
Done Deal was a departure for me. I typically read Romance, Romance Suspense, Chick Lit, Mysteries and a bit of Fantasy (think Harry Potter, Twilight, Anita Blake). So when I was asked to review this novel, I jumped at the chance! Especially once I found out that the author was an Indie author and had self-published not only this novel, but also her debut novel, Bishop Street. As an Indie author myself, I feel that it's very important to support other authors who choose a road less traveled. Now, I've had this novel in hand since before Thanksgiving, but between the holidays, an unexpected trip to Maine to help my mother, my daughter's birthday and the sub-zero Arctic vortex that kept my littles home from school, -- reading, writing and reviewing have been pretty far down on my priority list. I kept in contact with the author and with major apologies I promised I would accomplish my review as soon as I could. I'm glad I finally had a chance to finish reading this amazing book. I won't say I enjoyed Cissy's journey; journeys that can only end in sadness don't exactly make for enjoyable reading. Then again, this wasn't a Chick Lit book, full of romance, comedy and fun. This was a book about Cancer. A woman's journey from the moment she received the diagnosis to the bitter end. A woman's journey to expose the politics and greed behind the pharmaceutical companies and the government. A woman's journey to ensure her family and friends are well-taken care of before she dies. A woman's journey to put so many others before herself. I found her journey interesting and inspiring. Once I was able to put my mind to reading, I couldn't and didn't want, to put this novel down. I found Cissy's passion for life, before and after the diagnosis, to be inspiring. All people, whether living under a death sentence or not, should aspire to live each and every day to the fullest. I admired the relationship she had with her children and her friends. I laughed at their antics and cried with them in sadness. I admired how Cissy was able to make friends with everyone and how she was able to patch things up with her sister at the end. I'm a huge believer in closure and it made me feel better to know that the author ensured there were no loose ends. I admit to being lost at times when the author went into great detail about the treatments and medications, but this was diminished quite a bit by the awe I held for the author. An amazing amount of work had to have gone into the researching and writing of this novel. There were some typos and some formatting issues, but those are easily forgiven since the story was so intriguing. I felt it was a well-written, fast paced and well researched novel. I enjoyed the detail the author was able to sneak into the book, from the sights and smells in San Francisco all the way to the Cayman Islands. I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to read something outside their normal box. This Indie Author is on her way! I know I'll be picking up a copy of her debut novel, Bishop Street, soon!
Shelby_Mead More than 1 year ago
**I received a free eCopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review** Wow! Done Deal was a remarkable, amazing book! It is, without a single doubt, the very best book I've read all year. And I've read quite a few! Done Deal is a beautifully written and emotionally charged novel that grabs you from the very first line. "A person's wealth is not measured by the money or the material things they leave behind. It's the richness of who they are and their passion for life that makes them priceless." In this book we meet Cissy. But we don't just meet her. We get to know her. And love her and all of her amazing friends and family. In the beginning of the book, Cissy is diagnosed with a very aggressive form of lung cancer. We read along as this beautiful carefree woman with such an amazing zest for life struggles to compete with such a debilitating disease. Cissy's positive attitude and determination to never give up are awe inspiring. I loved Cissy's optimism. Instead of wallowing in self pity and whys or well deserved depression and despair, Cissy decides to face her diagnosis head on with the realization that she has been granted an opportunity that most are not afforded. She has been granted time. Time to tie up loose ends and create her own closure. And boy does Cissy use that time to her advantage! Not only do we get a fantastic story, Rene D. Schultz has provided us with a first rate cast of characters. Every one of them as great and well written as the last. Cissy is provided with the best support system anyone in her situation could ask for. You will fall in love with her sons, Stephen and Ryan, her best friends Kate and Meg, and even the great team of doctors who give their all to Cissy's health. And speaking of doctors, I love Dr. Sarah. God forbid I ever find myself having to walk a mile in Cissy's shoes, I can only hope that there will be a Dr. Sarah out there for me. Done Deal is a story full of love and hope and laughter and friendship. This book isn't about disease or death. It's about life. It's about fighting the good fight. It's about Cissy's legacy. I smiled out loud when I got to the part where Cissy hits the mean streets of L.A. with her fanny pack strapped to her waist. Rene D. Schultz is a truly talented writer. If you never read another book, read this one. P.S. Keep those tissues handy. You will need them!