Powerful creatures have long been rumored to roam the Earth- demons, wraiths, the undead, vampires. What if they are not just the stuff of legend? What if there is a scientific basis for their existence?
There's a secret lab in the basement of the prestigious Buchanan Medical Center, where the newly declared dead become subjects in pathologist Gunter Mueller's research in cutting-edge resuscitation medicine. None of his subjects have survived-until now.
Not only is he alive, Nick Chandler has undergone a chilling metamorphosis into a man of supernatural prescience, superhuman strength, and absolutely no remorse-as Chip Allison and his friend Kristin Duffy quickly discover. Chip is on duty as monitor watcher in the ICU when Chandler is wheeled in; mere minutes later, Chandler has fled into the night, leaving behind a violently murdered nurse, the first of many victims.
Besides being an avid dog lover, Kristin has an interesting hobby: she takes Kirlian photographs-images of the auras all living creatures give off. When she applies the technique to a photo of Chandler inadvertently captured on the night of his escape, Chandler has no aura. And somehow, Chandler knows she has that damning photograph...
Still suffering flashbacks after being attacked by his former boss wielding a bone saw three years ago, anesthesiologist Doug Landry is teaching residents at the Buchanan Med Center during a six-month sabbatical when his wife Laura is seriously injured in a biking accident. When things go terribly wrong on the operating table, Laura is delivered to Dr. Mueller for resuscitation...
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About the Author
anesthesia residency and a cardiac anesthesia fellowship. He currently works as an anesthesiologist in a busy private practice in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Benedict has been writing stories since high school, but his writing was put on hold to pursue a medical education and start a family. Finally, after a 15-year pause, he returned to the keyboard to scratch the writing itch again and thus Adrenaline, his first novel-a gritty medical thriller with a realism borne of actual experience-was born.
Adrenaline was published in 2005 by SterlingHouse and rapidly became a regional bestseller, spread solely by word-of-mouth. In 2007, Adrenaline rose to #17 on the Amazon medical thriller bestseller ranking.
Besides creating scary stories, the hallmark of Dr. Benedict's writing is genuine medical authenticity-a rare commodity in thriller fiction these days. He draws on his 25+ years of experience as a board-certified anesthesiologist to infuse his writing with a realism that renders it both vivid and frightening. As one of only a handful of anesthesiologists throughout the country writing fiction, he gives readers a taste of what really goes on in the operating room, the human drama inherent in this high-stress, high stakes environment where lives are saved and sometimes regrettably lost. Readers will find out what it's like to hold someone's life in their hands, as the author provides an illuminating glimpse into the fascinating, but poorly understood realm of anesthesia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This sequel to Adrenaline, surpassed my expectations. I really enjoyed the first book and was wary when I picked up the sequel because it spoke of demons and the supernatural, not my preference for reading material. I was pleasantly surprised. Dr. Benedict continued to build suspense and fold in interesting pieces of medical procedure. Again, the characters were well developed and made me really care about what was happening. Dr. Landry, from the first book, continued to hold my interest to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel, though it would read just as well on it’s own.