The lung has 90 sq meters of surface area- enough to cover a tennis court. Dark, wet, & rich with nooks, here bacteria & foreign debris are inhaled, trapped & left to fester. A larger surface area exists in the mind of a clever respiratory therapist.
Cincinnati Sinai Hospital is the first of a six part book series. Deliberately crafted as a fast plot, HBO series styled medical-insider, this suspense-thriller is sure to please. Here, fiction is dipped in philosophy with vivid characters for the reader to live vicariously through. All truths and beliefs shall be tested in the maelstrom coming in books 4, 5 and 6 as those who work in the medical professions must decide for themselves the meaning and impact of luck, time, cure, disease, suffering, fate and what may come after that. Books 1,2,3 are substantive, featuring character development, with riser plots and real discussion of the practice of the pulmonary sciences.
The Cincinnati Sinai Series. Highly visual, dialogue rich, it is as ribald as it is cynical.
Though ICU based fiction, there are also many background stories. Based on 44 years of clinical experience, the plot is filled out by medical professionals, their storylines weaving through the plot adding spice & depth. Here, fiction is dipped in philosophy, for we must all ask a question having seen hundreds, if not thousands take their last breath. Is there a next? Is there a plan, a God or we just on our own? The storyline fiercely grips the ‘third rail’ of religion and politics. It tests the excesses pleasure gone insane, cold atheism, true faith and the ludicrous contradictions of religion. You just didn’t think it was possible for subject matter like this to be so entertaining. The plot twist asks what is really worth the cost of total belief.
The series seeks to explain the technical frontiers of pulmonary medicine. It expands outward as the books go forward into the realms of nursing, physicians and a reimbursement system that is struggling to survive. All of this is set in a real world scenario, the year 2025 when Medicare cuts will arrive in full force. Discover the Cincinnati Sinai Hospital, where everyone has a secret. Witness murder most clinical and clever. Here you will see: Deceit. Humor. Betrayal. Professionalism. Character Assassination. Genius. Lung Sarcasm. Unleashed passion. Clever lung jargon. Stupidity. Drama. Conceit.
Here, Unrestrained Impulses and Paybacks are both cruel and full of glee.
We have to ask. How would a therapist react if his twin’s murderer entered his sphere of medical practice in the very first chapter, this perpetrator a free man because of a legal technicality? For nine years the therapist waited-idle in his suffering-visualizing all the ways to bring retribution should the moment come. Nick Fuller made a promise to himself that if this perp were admitted to a bed on a floor to which he was assigned – it is fate that he should kill him.
Nick’s fuse is lit when he sees his twin sister’s murderer in a wheelchair roll right past him in chapter one.
An unconsidered possibility exists in his blind rage. This spark of wrath could become a wildfire for nothing is more infectious than an idea without boundaries. Touch the world of advanced practice medicine where one overvalued thought can morph into megalomania.
Are we all just a single idea from being pompous and two from insanity?
A smug clinician, Nick is an informal leader and self styled Moses with both vast talent and practical bedside apps to match the attitude. The zenith of clinical competence, he champions advanced practice. Woe to the staff who cannot abide the doctrine of his righteousness. He has devised a number of LAWS concerning the LUNG which serve as an undefeatable code of conduct, a framework for clinical excellence and an overall explanation for the absurdities of medicine. He uses these pithy and sarcastic sayings for teaching & insult.
At Sinai, everyone has something to hide, their secrets adding new dimensions to the plotline. Beyond this, some other evil phenomenon is growing in Cincinnati Sinai Hospital, the explanations for which few might accept-if they were looking. For over two centuries, someone has been watching over the site where this new hospital stands. What answers can be found in the metaphysical blowback built into the very foundation of the medical center where germs, genius and stupidity labor side by side?
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