Wiggle Room

Wiggle Room

by Darden North


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"Darden North writes vividly, with strong pace, action and emotion, counterbalanced with sharp observations and wry humor."-Peter James, bestselling author of Not Dead Yet

"A rollercoaster ride of murder, intrigue, and plot twists. Wiggle Room keeps you turning the pages to the final, climactic finish!"-Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of The Conviction

Returning from overseas deployment, Air Force surgeon Major Brad Cummins resumes surgical practice with his twin brother in Mississippi and soon discovers him shot to death in a suspected robbery. When he finds their name tags mistakenly switched, Brad cannot forget an anonymous text he received that cryptically read, "I will give you a little wiggle room."

The message leaves him convinced that he was the intended target, not his brother. He wondered if it was from an Iraqi national whose life he saved, thus depriving him of martyrdom and honor in Allah's eyes. But there are others who seek death for Dr. Brad Cummins and for different reasons.

The police discount his fears as paranoia.

It is clear that Brad will never be safe until Dr. Diana Bratton, his new partner in the surgery clinic and growing love interest, pushes to uncover the truth. She takes him on a journey that leaves the reader powerless to put the book down until the final page is turned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989318624
Publisher: Sartoris Literary Group
Publication date: 05/25/2013
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 878,440
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Darden North is an award-winning author of three thrillers: House Call, Points of Origin, and Fresh Frozen. The screenplay adaptation of Fresh Frozen is in film development. His research for Wiggle Room included interviews with a forensic pathologist, a police criminal investigator, and several physicians in the military. North has been in active medical practice for more than two decades as a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist. He lives with his wife Sally in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Wiggle Room 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!! Could not put it down. Dr. North knows how to keep the reader wondering who or what will happen next. I highly recommend it.
Martha-A-Cheves More than 1 year ago
Wiggle Room - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish Mississippi surgeon Brad Cummins, serving on temporary duty at Balad Air Base Theatre Hospital in Iraq, has just been informed that an incoming Black Hawk will be bringing in wounded from an IED which hit a Humvee on patrol. Of the six transported to Balad, five are American Troops. The sixth person injured appears to be an Iraqi student walking down the road and tossed under the Humvee, breaking bones and receiving burns to much of his body. One of Brad’s patients, Lance Corporal Giles, is treated and seems to be doing OK until a CODE is called on the dying Giles. Team surgeon John Haynes takes over after Brad attends the Iraqi student. Unfortunately, Giles dies for no apparent reason causing an investigation into his treatment and death. Brad is cleared by his peers but not by himself. He questions his own actions, and his uncertainty mounts. Brad returns to his fiancee Leslie and to the surgical practice in Mississippi with his twin brother Brian. His real troubles start when Brad and Leslie find Brian shot to death in the parking lot elevator of their medical building. Brad believes that someone meant to kill him, not his twin brother. Other attempts are made on his life, and the only connection seems to be with the death of Giles. And how does the Iraqi student fit in? Author Darden North really out-did himself this time. I’ve read several of his books and they have always kept me on the edge but this book became one I didn’t want to stop reading until I reached the end. He kept me guessing as to who the killer would turn out to be and when I decided I knew the answer to that question, he threw in a wrench at the end which had me second guessing my choice. This was a very enjoyable book and I really hope we’ll see more of Brad Cummins in future books.