Dissection: A Medical & Political Thriller (Paperback)
This fall, the Hippocratic Oath promise "Do no harm" takes on a whole new meaning in the nail-biting new medical thriller DISSECTION by debut author Cristina LePort, MD (Bancroft Press/ October 20, 2022; $27.95), perfect for fans of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp novels and Robin Cook's medical thrillers.
In DISSECTION Dr. LePort tells the story of DC heart surgeon Dr. Steven Leeds, who is suddenly besieged by a handful of complicated heart attack and stroke cases, all caused by a rare arterial injury―a dissection. All the victims have first received cards announcing: "Your heart attack/stroke will arrive within one hour " Private detective Kirk Miner and FBI agent Jack Mulville investigate, and they immediately suspect Leeds' former lover, Dr. Silvana Moretti, a brilliant research scientist who harbors a grudge against all the victims.
When prominent people in the U.S. government begin to receive the same threatening cards and almost immediately experience these same deadly cardiac emergencies, it falls to an unlikely team of three―the headstrong FBI agent, the gifted private investigator, and the conflicted heart surgeon―to find the actual perpetrators and foil the catastrophic plot before it's too late.
Says Dr. LePort, "At medical school, I specialized in Internal Medicine, and had been practicing for over 17 years when, one day, while attempting to get into a Cardiology fellowship, I started to listen to Ayn Rand's lectures The Art of Fiction. I was inspired to write a novel and I became addicted to the feeling of entering a world where I could make anything happen."