The Desperate Trials of Phineas Mann

The Desperate Trials of Phineas Mann

by Mark Anthony Powers
The Desperate Trials of Phineas Mann

The Desperate Trials of Phineas Mann

by Mark Anthony Powers


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Pulmonary and critical care specialist Dr. Phineas Mann is fighting a losing battle with a severe, progressive form of Parkinson's disease. He is accepted into a novel trial to insert programmed stem cells into his brain. This experimental treatment is his last desperate hope to reverse his debilitating Parkinson's symptoms.

While grappling with his own declining health, Phineas is asked to consult on a difficult case. The patient is conservative congressman Quentin Tate, whose misdiagnosed lung condition has rapidly worsened. Phineas draws on his decades of experience in a quest to identify the cause of Tate's rare and life-threatening disease.

Then his wife, Iris, develops an obscure blood disorder. When her medical specialist orders a surprising and risky treatment, Phineas is compelled to bring his keen eye and medical knowledge into her struggle. Time is his enemy as he, with his loyal service dog Ernest at his side, fights to save his beloved Iris, then himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737032984
Publisher: Hawksbill Press
Publication date: 03/29/2024
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 755,357
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Mark Anthony Powers grew up in the small town of West Lebanon, NH. At Cornell University, he branched out into Creative Writing and Russian while majoring in engineering. After receiving his M.D. from Dartmouth, he went south to the University of North Carolina for an internship and residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. After almost forty years in clinical practice and teaching, he retired from Duke University as an Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine and began his exploration of other parts of his brain. Writing classes, writers' groups, and growing fruit and vegetables were some of the enjoyment that followed. A deep dive into beekeeping led to his presidency of the county beekeeping association and certification as a Master Beekeeper.Two cups of coffee and two hours of writing most mornings produced the medical thrillers in his Phineas Mann series: A Swarm in May, Breath and Mercy, Nature's Bite, and The Desperate Trials of Phineas Mann.
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