Trauma

Trauma

Book - 2015
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Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident have earned her the respect and admiration of peers and staff alike. But during her first unsupervised brain surgery, a routine operation turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a tragic medical error with permanent consequences. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home with her parents and younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from PTSD. An invitation to participate in an experimental program at the VA Medical Center that could cure the ravages of PTSD seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie hopes the new procedure can help returning vets like her brother, and the apparent success of her first surgery promises greater things to come. Hours into his recovery, however, Carrie's patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient goes missing, Carrie turns to investigative reporter David Hoffman for help in getting answers. As Carrie and David descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption, the price Carrie could pay for asking the wrong questions is her life.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250030894
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Daniel 1962-
Summary: Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident have earned her the respect and admiration of peers and staff alike. But during her first unsupervised brain surgery, a routine operation turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a tragic medical error with permanent consequences. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home with her parents and younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from PTSD. An invitation to participate in an experimental program at the VA Medical Center that could cure the ravages of PTSD seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie hopes the new procedure can help returning vets like her brother, and the apparent success of her first surgery promises greater things to come. Hours into his recovery, however, Carrie's patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient goes missing, Carrie turns to investigative reporter David Hoffman for help in getting answers. As Carrie and David descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption, the price Carrie could pay for asking the wrong questions is her life.

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dollbott
Jun 30, 2015

Something is not right at the VA surgical unit. Through many twists, deadly turns, and surprises, the truth will finally come out.

This is a "sit on the edge of your seat" book and you will have a very hard time putting it down until the end.

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