Luger Rounds

Luger Rounds

by William Lynes, MD

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Luger rounds; the expression implies ending the life of a patient whose illness requires an overwhelming effort to maintain, while being too sick to survive.

Is it an ominous coincidence when Dr. Phillip Thomas moves from the chief residency to being a patient in the ICU? Here he is left trapped, dying and alone in a tortuous world. Earlier he had confronted the possible assassin, but is soon deathly ill, comatose; a luger rounds candidate. Thomas realizes that he is the target of a hospital serial murder as he drifts into nightmarish dreams, while the silent assassin skulks in the darkness.

An excerpt from “Luger Rounds”:
“My mind returns to the cramped ICU room; aware of my condition, and continuous pain. The morphine has cleared, the dream state resolved, but my misery goes on.

I then sense an evil presence, and fear overwhelms every aching fiber of my dying body. An ominous air fills my darkened room. I am overwhelmed by dread. A tormentor sits; an assassin silent, starring, and waiting. I feel eyes on me; penetrating and bulging like a vulture’s, their proprietor seeing me as easy prey. I hear the assassin’s breathing, slow and ominous.

In the menacing quiet evil eyes pierce me again. The tormentor is staring and willing me to crash; an assassin with a white coat covering a wicked heart.”

The reader will be captivated by this tale of medical suspense. Told from the view point of the coma patient; medical intrigue and the reality of the critical care environment are captured in the life and death hospital setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475950151
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 190
File size: 251 KB

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QueenBeeQT More than 1 year ago
Intelligent Medical Mystery Luger Rounds is a very detailed, intelligent medical mystery book that is based in a hospital setting. Luger Rounds is the story of Dr Philip Thomas, as told by Dr Thomas, as he lies unconscious in ICU in a coma. The main character discusses real-time happenings as he is completely aware of his surroundings, even though he is in a coma. He also describes his morphine induced hallucinations and tells us about his memories as a medical student and medical resident. There are suspense mounting chapters about his patients as well as interesting chapters about his time as a student and resident. As a former pharmaceutical sales representative, Luger Rounds was a delight to read. It assumes the reader’s intelligence, which is refreshing. This book is medically accurate, as it should be, since the author is a retired urologist / physician. There is a lot of medical terminology throughout the book, as expected, but Dr Lyons immediately explains it, so you can understand what he is describing, even if you are not familiar with medical terms. The ending is very exciting, but it is ultimately left up to the reader to decide how it ends. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only. Thank you Dr Lyons! :)