Doctor Danny Tilson, Book 2
Genre: Medical Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: Barbara Mary Ebel
Date of Publication: March 10, 2014
Number of pages: 232
Word Count: 80,700
A devastating meningitis outbreak is sweeping nationwide at breakneck speed. Although not blamed, brain surgeon Dr. Danny Tilson’s recent surgeries happened just before his hospital patients and staff acquired the frightening malady.Excerpt:
Danny becomes the pivotal player of an investigation when the CDC, a neurologist, and an infectious disease specialist are summoned for their expertise. The root of the outbreak is an enigma, the sinister organism is a mystery, and the timeline of its victims is complicated.
Hang on for the ride as Dr. Danny straightens out his personal life while confronted with an epidemic of frightening proportions and consequences. The pandemic of the millennium has no cure in sight! And while Danny’s colleagues, patients and staff are falling dead around him, perhaps the most crucial question of all is - why has Danny been spared?
Bill shook his head as he slid further back in his chair. The meeting seemed to be taking a toll on him. “She has flu-like symptoms,” he said, “complained less of a headache although she does have one. And she’s developed a fever, which is getting higher despite an antipyretic. Nothing so far has shown up abnormal on her blood work.”
“I’ll get to her after Dr. Talbot,” Tim said. “Each of these patients needs infectious disease precautions. Let’s isolate them.”
Danny rapped his knuckles on the table with a sudden thought. “Either of you have a problem if I call in Dr. Joelle Lewis?”
Tim moved his cane to the side and got up. He stepped to the right and left, unkinking his cramps. “I’ve never worked with her, but I’ve heard of her. By all means, give her a call.”
“I think we have ample concern,” Bill added, “that it’s also time to call in the CDC.”
Danny had made notes. He double checked their plan and who was going to do what. He tensed his lips, searched his colleagues faces. “I’m going to see how busy the OR is with after hour emergencies.”
Tim paused stretching and looked as quizzical as Bill. “What do you have in mind, Danny?”
“We can’t wait for Harold’s cerebrospinal fluid to possibly grow something out on a Petri dish in the lab. I need to do a brain biopsy on my colleague.”
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Barbara Ebel is an anesthesiologist-turned author. She'll give you an edgy view into the O.R. and deliver credible medicine in the background of her fiction, where plots and vivid characters get center stage. Even the ‘bug’ involved In Silent Fear is based on a rare, real organism.
‘Doctor Barbara’s’ Dr. Danny Tilson Novels take place in Tennessee; the first one is Operation Neurosurgeon, but both books can stand alone. Besides penning other adult books, she is also the author and illustrator of Chester the Chesapeake, a children's picture book series about her therapy dog. She lives with her husband and pets in a TN protected wildlife corridor.
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