Thrillers from The Other End of the Stethoscope
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Joshua Plessman has no idea where he's been or how he got to the office on 6th Avenue in New York City. Neither did he realize he was covered in blood. All he knows is that his head feels like it is splitting open. What happened to him? Why can't he remember anything? And... whose blood is this??
In a world of sweeping subterfuge, two poles of power manipulate mass populations for political entertainment and their own hidden agendas. In this world, people exist only as pawns in a global game of chess. One man discovers this devious plot; and this one man holds the key to resistance. But it will require mental effort on the part of each individual.
Is the human species too lazy to do other than languish in the illusion of continued privilege, or will they act to free themselves from this domination of their minds and take responsible control over their own destiny?
This will be the first in a series...
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOOK ENTREPRENEURS (NABE). Fall 2021
NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL, HONORABLE MENTION. Fall 2021
Move over Michael Crichton, Nelson DeMille and Patricia Cornwell, I have a new favorite author for my library and so will you.
Debra Blaine’s book is brilliant. Filled with fascinating characters woven into an intriguing plot demonstrating how the genuine passion of the most well-meaning people can turn to extremism when influenced and manipulated by powerful forces. Ripped from the social and political headlines of today, there are so many twists and turns you won’t want to stop reading.
—Berry Fowler, Founder Sylvan Learning Centers and Fowler International Academy"
Undue Influences is a chilling story with unexpected twists and turns. A medical mystery that is an edge of your seat, timely novel that speaks to the events of our present day. A page-turner that you can't put down."
—Lynne Hinton, author of The Beekeeper's Wife
CODE BLUE follows Dr. Tobi Lister, a physician trapped in a wildly dysfunctional system and entangled in deadly intrigue. It is becoming obvious that something strange is happening at her clinic, but she has enough to deal with just trying to practice medicine, now that patients have become “customers” and the medical field is dictated by entrepreneurs whose sole objective is profit. And now suddenly, after nearly two decades, the man who broke her heart has resurfaced, but Tobi is determined to ignore his desperate attempts to communicate. She has no idea he is trying to warn her about a vicious Russian hacking scheme that is making billions of dollars murdering patients. But if he can’t get through to her soon, Tobi will be next.
This medical thriller emphasizes the loss of humanity felt by both physicians and patients now that medicine has become a consumer-driven industry.
DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE OF THE NYC BIG BOOK AWARD, Fall 2021
"Code Blue vividly describes the underbelly of medicine - what it's like to try to remain a careful, dedicated doctor in an impersonal system infected and overtaken by corporate greed. Into this setting, Dr. Debra Blaine weaves a murder mystery, dropping tantalizing clues that point toward a world-wide medical conspiracy, and providing enough detail to make you believe it really could happen. Don't miss the crescendo to a heart-pounding climax!”
–Ken Kamler, MDBest Selling Author of Surviving the Extremes and Doctor on Everest, TV and Multimedia Medical Consultant, International Medical Lecturer
“Part takedown of the toll profit-driven medicine can take on physicians and their patients, part global tale of murderous betrayal and all about the price of greed, Debra Blaine’s page-turner of a first novel reads like a cross between a fictional thriller and Elisabeth Rosenthal’s An American Sickness."
–Edward Hershey, Award-winning journalist and author of The Scorekeeper, Oregon Book Award finalist
"Code Blue takes us into the real world of modern medicine in all of its heartfelt sincerity and profit-driven dysfunction. Wrapped in a fast-paced thriller, our physician heroine finds everything she thought she knew about her career and her personal losses upended. How does she fight for her own life and for those of her patients when nothing is as it seems?"
–Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, Senior Rabbi Congregation Beth Israel, Portland, OR Past President of Oregon Board of Rabbis, Social Activist