Annabel Tilson is a medical student finally liberated from the two-year confinement of lecture halls and gross anatomy. The first clinical rotation of her junior year is surgery where she has high hopes of mastering the basis of patient care like her famous neurosurgeon father. However, she soon realizes that studying for exams and taking care of patients is only part of the complex burden of her role as a surgical team member.
Grappling with a third-year resident who hates her and a dreamy infatuation for her chief resident, she also discovers an inordinate outbreak of patient mortality. Annabel then meets a resident from another specialty who has noticed the same statistics and, with his help, takes a crash course in pharmacology.
The clock is ticking as patients are dying within twenty-four hours of their procedures without apparent surgical complications. But for Annabel to dig further puts her at risk for failing the rotation and ending her future career as a physician.
I hope you enjoy DEAD STILL! This is Book One in the medical adventures of Dr. Annabel Tilson and is also a standalone story.
Annabel’s novel is a spinoff from her father’s series, The Dr. Danny Tilson Novels, especially Book Four – Secondary Impact. Those books are:
Book One: Operation Neurosurgeon
Book Two: Silent Fear: a Medical Mystery (also an audiobook)
Book Three: Collateral Circulation: a Medical Mystery (also an audiobook)
Book Four: Secondary Impact
Available on Amazon
“A very different medical thriller”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Libby
I really enjoyed this book! It was a page turner with an interesting and intellectual twist for an ending. I appreciate the fact that it was different from other medical thrillers I have read, and that I actually learned a lot from reading it. Annabel was a compelling protagonist, and I rooted for her to conquer all the challenges she faced during her surgery rotation.
About the Author
A physician, speaker, and former chemist, Barbara Ebel’s writing draws heavily from her experience as an anesthesiologist, her dealings with family court, and her interactions with people and places from around the world.
Since Ebel writes credible medicine into the background of her novels and her O.R. scenes shine, it’s no wonder the first in her Dr. Danny Tilson Novels, Operation Neurosurgeon, was the top finalist for best selling medical mystery books in 2012. (Best Selling Books’ blog announced on PR Buzz Press Release Wire, Chicago, IL). The ranking derives its roster of bestsellers from sources such as Amazon and Goodreads and uses readers’ ratings, reviews and title sales for a blended score that creates each book’s final rank. Collateral Circulation was also the finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards for medical thrillers.
In addition to her adult writing, she has illustrated and penned a children’s book series called Chester the Chesapeake. The books developed during her philanthropic visits with her therapy dog, Chester. The dog books continue to inspire adults and children alike. Along with her husband and four pets, “Doctor Barbara” lives in a wildlife corridor in middle Tennessee.
Please visit her at her website: http://barbaraebel.weebly.com
her dog and children’s book website is: http://dogbooksforchildren.weebly.com
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