One of these patients is Abigail Burns, the daughter of a prominent senator. After years of drug abuse, Abby's liver has been destroyed by hepatitis. She now lies in the hospital's "VIP unit," where she will surely die without a transplant. When her case is leaked to the media, the public is outraged, claiming she is receiving special treatment because of her status.
It is amidst this outcry that Javier, a shady man from Casey's past, walks back into her life. It is a past she would rather forget, as part of a top secret special forces unit. Javier convinces her to complete one more mission, one that includes spying on a group of South American surgeons visiting UPMC - including Eduardo. But when Javier tells her she must also go to rural Bolivia, Casey realizes he is not who he claims to be and that her mission is inexorably linked to Abigail's case. As she is drawn deeper into the dark world of organized crime and black market organ sales, Casey must figure out how to get out of Bolivia without comprising her medical ethics, or risk losing her life.
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About the Author
CAROLE COX has a BS in.Chemistry and a BA in History. She worked in the Liver Transplant team at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for ten years. Her work experience lead her to a deep academic experience studying on the graduate level in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. Prior to that, Carole worked at a chemical plant and Environmental Remediation. Currently, she works in the chemical industry and lives out her passion on her farm with her horses in the highlands of West Virginia.
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Just when you think ‘Split Decision’ is another one of those steamy romance novels, all your expectations are exceeded—this is a book you will not be able to put down. As a huge fan—and I mean HUGE—fan of TV shows like ER and House MD, I am a ready audience for a romantic thriller that deftly fleshes out the medical profession, paring it down to its last shred of intrigue. Split Decision is a multi-layered, deeply entertaining yarn about the medical profession—who says that doctors and surgeons live life in black and white?—and the various intrigues that surround them. In Split Decision, a talented, beautiful doctor finds herself in the middle of a controversy, and one that leaves her heart riven between the man she loves and the integrity she wants to live with. No easy decisions will be made, and even those she eventually makes leave her questioning the wisdom of it. Split Decision has everything—from the shady dream boy who infatuates Casey, to a do-or-die situation in South America, all while showing us what goes on behind the scenes, under the white coat, beyond the operating theatre. Riveting even to the last chapter, this is a book to read on the beach or the subway.