With long hours, dueling egos, political and financial
finagling, and intricate levels of hospital hierarchy, the
medical profession can be challenging. However, Eli Branch
had no suspicion that some of the challenges he'd face
would involve personal and professional danger. In a new
position, Eli quickly discovers that not all of his peers
and superiors have his best interests in mind.
After assisting on the surgery of a man he knew when he was
a child, Eli finds his attention divided by an unusual but
familiar device seen during the surgery, his own research,
the beautiful but professional Meg Daily, his suddenly
rapidly diminishing professional ambitions and his
institution-bound brother. After investigating with Meg
some unusual cells found on the device, strange invitations
from a wealthy corporation and increasingly threatening
events at the hospital, Eli has to discover the connections
among situations he had previously assumed were unrelated.
A fast-paced novel, RUPTURE will appeal to those readers
with interest in medical intrigue.
Well on his way to realizing his dream of becoming a
successful surgeon-scientist, Eli Branch seems destined
for academic stardom. After years of research, Eli is on
the cusp of a groundbreaking discovery that could light
the way for the future. But, as Eli will soon learn,
today's medicine has a dark side.
the suspicious death of one of his patients, Eli uncovers
an elaborate web of lies spun by his late father, a
longtime professor of anatomy at Mid-South Medical College
in Memphis. Instead of finding answers, Eli only finds
more questions-and more victims, each meeting a sudden,
Eli joins forensic pathologist Meg Daily
to find a common thread among the victims. As they piece
together the chilling puzzle, Eli and Meg plunge headfirst
into the world of deadly medicine-a world way too close to
Trapped in the paradox of ending one life to save
another, Eli and Meg find that in this life-or-death race
against time, one false step could be fatal.