Trauma

Trauma

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration from peers and staff alike. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity. What should have been a routine, hours long 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 careless and tragic mental error resulting in irreparable brain damage to her second patient. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home where her younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from debilitating PTSD, also lives. When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation. Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employs the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250030894
1250030897
9781250030870
Branch Call Number: FICTION PALMER MICHAEL
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Daniel 1962-
Alternative Title: Trauma

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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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