The Donors

The Donors

by Jeffrey Wilson


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ISBN-13: 9781936564460
Publisher: JournalStone
Publication date: 06/28/2012
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Wilson has at one time worked as an actor, a firefighter, a paramedic, a jet pilot, a diving instructor, a Naval Officer, and a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon. He also served two tours in Iraq as a combat surgeon with both the Marines and with a Joint Special Operations Task Force. The Donors is Jeffrey’s second novel. His previous work includes the supernatural military thriller, The Traiteur’s Ring, released by JournalStone in September 2011, as well as a number of short stories. He is a member of The Horror Writer’s Association and the International Thriller Writers.

Jeff and his wife, Wendy, are Virginia natives who, with their three children, call Southwest Florida home. When not working as a VA surgeon or chasing his three kids, Jeff is hard at work on his next novel.

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The Donors 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
smilyjo More than 1 year ago
An engaging story that chronicles the terror of a small boy who is living in an abusive situation with his mothers boy friend baby sitting him while his mother works and resenting the task and hating the child he is watching. What complicates the story is the second year resident medical student that is treating young Nathan after he is badly burnt and his arm broken by the cruel boyfriend, Steve is also the product of an abused childhood where every day was lived in pain and fear while his mother did everything she could to provide for him but finally died from cancer. The doctor, Jason, felt he didn't do enough to sustain his mother even though he was just a small child. In this mix, two lizard like entities from another dimension, Mr. Clarke and Mr. Smith were attracted to the hospital environment because of the fear and pain that is incident there. They had the ability to mask their true appearances (lizard like creatures with black hollow eyes with an orange cast around the center, appearing like just very white slender men that dressed in long trench coats and fedoras). They also were able to compel human subjects to take part in their grizzly actions of drugging patients, declaring death and then kidnapping and harvesting organs in the most painful and cruel way, then erase their memories of the actions the participated in. This activity supplied the heavy charged emotions incident with fear and pain that the entities fed upon, in the form of life force escaping as light from the mutilated patients and absorbed by the monster entities. Mr. Clarke and Mr. Smith cloaked their actions as attempts to reform abusers that they justified torturing to force their repentance. The other dimension entities feared children younger that six or seven because of their ability to imagine and believe in their dreams. A torture cave with liquids puddling after draining down the walls was the center of much of the torture of Mr. Clarke and Mr. Smith. The darkness, moistness and hard echos of the moaning caused by pain accentuated the creation of even more fear and hence more food for the other dimension natives. It was impossible to leave the book for any length for fear that the beautiful nurse that Jason was falling for was going to be subverted by the monsters or they would drag off another patient to do terrible things to or perhaps compel Nathan or his mother to participate in one of their organ removal activities. It felt like you had to just keep reading to prevent any additional damage to these poor young damaged children. It was just about as hard to abandon the abused mothers but, there was an urge to encourage punishment of the abusive partners that were also taken. Good read with consequences and redeeming strength being manifest just at the right time from abused children that still were able to conjure up the images of the Red Ranger or in Jason's case, the force from his youthful association with the Star Wars Characters. A real edge of the chair action thriller with very real seeming threats to the sympathetic characters. A bit of a dark story based on the horrible activities that the children and other weak people were forced to endure but, not that far away from real life on our planet.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
As Halloween aproaches, I find that reading spooky books is a fun way to honor the season. I'll be honest there were times when I was creeped out and others that eerie chill that creeps up your spine is more accurate way to describe this book. An another review mentioned that Mr. Wilson knows how to creep you out with his words to move the story along. I have to agree with this reviewer. I can read creepy books but watching horror movies sometimes is more than I can take. I find that Mr. Wilson's book is very much in the keeping with horror movies where you can see where the plot is going but are unable to stop it any way. Quite frankly I'm glad the story is over because I can move on to my next good read. I look forward to Mr. Wilson's next book creepy or not.
HawkeyesJMG More than 1 year ago
The Donors by Jeffrey Wilson is probably not a book that I would have picked off the shelf to read, but when presented the opportunity to read it for MWSA, I chose to “get out of my box” and try a genre outside of my comfort zone. The cover alone would have scared me away, however, I am glad to say that I accomplished the reading of The Donors. I found myself wanting to constantly get back to reading this book…it drew me into its pages—scary as they tended to be. Jeffrey Wilson created believable characters that pulled me into their story. Nathan, a young boy, abused by his mom’s ex-boyfriend, ends up in the hospital where Jason works, and this is how these two are drawn into the action together. Nathan and Jason “are bound together by their common legacy, and they alone seem to share the ability to see the demons for what they are.” They must work together to stop the evil creatures. If you have strong visual abilities, you might want to be careful where and when you read The Donors. Author Wilson does a fantastic job of describing scenes and events—however, readers beware! You will “see” things that you will want to forget and definitely won’t want to take them into your dreams. So if you enjoy the dark and scary, then The Donors is a book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five year old Nathan is brought to the emergency room after his mother's boyfriend breaks his arm and burns his hand to teach him a lesson. Dr Jason Gelman feels an instant rapport with the boy due to his painful childhood due to abuse. Nathan mentions the strangle dreams he is having to the doctor and Dr Gelman has a sensation of de'ja vu. Well written horror and hard to put down. Can Jason save Nathan from the horror he remembers or will they become donors? Great way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
pamkaye More than 1 year ago
I recieved this book through Librarything's member giveaway program. Starting with little Nathan getting burned by big bad Steve, his mom's boyfriend, this book keeps you entranced. From the detailed torture supposedly to make the bad people feel remorse,to the agony of those caught up in the operations, to the bravery of Nathan and Jason. Jeffrey Wilson has given you it all.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Nathan is a five year old boy that has found his was to the ER after an “accident” with his mother’s boyfriend, Steven. There he meets Dr. Jason Gelman. Jason sees himself in Nathan since he grew up in an abusive situation too. Enter Mr. Clarke and Mr. Smith, two strange cops that are there to question Steven about the accident with Nathan. Mr. Clarke and Mr. Smith are creatures that can disguise their appearance. But they are attracted to the hospital with its pain and suffering. There they harvest organs from patients and feed on the fear and pain of their victims. Jason can also see the creatures and is trying everything he can to protect Jenny, the nurse that he loves, Nathan, and other kids safe. This is a great horror story. I couldn’t put the book down. I was so wrapped up in the book that when I put it down it was all I could think about. The setting was well written and I just fell in love with poor Nathan. I admit that even though the creatures were supposed to be evil, I couldn’t help cheering for them. It’s a rare story that has me cheering for the bad guys. This is a great, gory horror story. It has a little bit of everything including a great plot. You have to check this book out. I received this book from the Early Reviewer Program with Library Thing in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book had me very interested at first, then halfway I was waning because the writing was getting lame(repetitive on aspects like the smell of the creatures) and then he seemed to tie the end in. I was worried there for a minute. It was an okay read, fairly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is strange and creepy but also very good. I could not put it down.