Saturday, October 26, 2013
Not For Profit by Glenn Shepard, M.D Book Review
per site:A prominent surgeon accused of murder and terrorism . . .
A corrupt healthcare administrator hell-bent on bloody revenge . . .
A mysterious seductress whose secrets could free the doctor and kill thousands . . .
A terrorist cell with missiles aimed at a leading hospital in America’s Bible Belt . . .
NOT FOR PROFIT takes you on an action-packed thrill ride that will have you questioning suspects, motives, and outcomes until the very last page.
Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Scott James is charged with murder after two bodies are found at his surgery center. Just weeks before the start of his capital murder trial, Dr. James is approached by a beautiful woman claiming she can help him gain information that would prove his innocence.
As James hunts down the evidence that might free him, he faces a barrage of threats to his life and liberty—and makes one chilling discovery after another: Corporate corruption. A conspiracy to frame him for murder and for terrorist acts. A secret drone-control operation that takes out targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The true identity and intent of his beautiful ally. And a plot to blow up the local hospital and surrounding community.
I really liked the book, but felt at times I had to reread certain chapters as we hopped around a lot I felt in the whole idea and story line. I liked the imagery of the characters from Scott to Alpha Charlie and felt they were well defined and pictured.
I am not a blood, guts and gore book reader therefore I was kind of off set by the murders and decapitations that were prevalent and in great detail. It was not overly sexualized yet for some readers it may cause some uneasiness as certain scenes are very visual.
The idea of him and his Orchids were kind of off the wall and bizarre to focus on throughout the entire book, I mean the details were great for Orchids but belong in a botany book not a crime, drama,mystery. After the first few chapters I did stop reading about the orchids because really it was just not something that interested me. I read to enjoy my quiet time not learn a lesson on flowers I do not own.
The idea of the author being an M.D was very pronounced as it was in great detail he could create a picture in your head of the actual medical procedure and the great lengths he went to explain his twists and turns.
Would I recommend the book? Yes, to someone who enjoys a good thrill ride. I love to read and would more than likely be interested in other books by this offer, as his first and third characters did not really bother my perception to much. He does need to stop using his !!!!!!!!! that does kind of get to the reader, as we understand a point is being made.
Overall I felt it was a good read**I did receive this book for review from the author in exchange for an honest review**
about the author:
Dr. Glenn Shepard was raised on a farm in eastern Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia on an academic scholarship and majored in psychology. As an undergraduate, he lettered in wrestling for three years in a row. Then, he went on to become the only person in UVA history to letter in wrestling again in his sophomore year in medical school.
After completion of med school at UVA, he went to Vanderbilt where he completed his residency in general and cardiovascular surgery. He spent two years in the Army at the Ft. Gordon Army Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and The Second Surgical Hospital in An Khe, Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he wrote his first work of fiction, Surge, which is on his back burner of works to dig out of the attic and publish, with major revisions, in the future.