Veiled crimes of an evil physician
Date Published: January 18, 2023
It's hard to imagine that a physician we think we know well could have an obscure dark side. We have the affirmation of our family and friends that our physician is trustworthy, competent, and our advocate. This riveting novel dares to ask: What evil can a physician inflict behind the exam room door?
New obstetric residency graduate Dr. Faith Pernitelli is settling into her career when a fellow provider is accused of taking advantage of his position. After she divulges her patients’ stories, Pernitelli discovers that doing the right thing for victims isn’t as straightforward or well received as she expects. Moreover, her Asperger’s diagnosis, which once served as a gift to her profession, is now a curse that threatens everything—including her reputation.
As relationships change during stormy efforts to do the right thing, Pernitelli must decide if fighting for the truth is worth the lies with which her adversaries retaliate. Who will stick with her when their lives are threatened in the crossfires of justice? The consequences of fighting for justice in a quiet New Mexico community are unfathomable in this intense medical thriller where powerful enemies hide the truth—no matter the human cost. The truth may not set you free after all in this riveting medical thriller from a seasoned physician author.
Introduce yourself and tell me about what you
am a retired obstetrician and anesthesiologist.
I practiced for 40 years, delivered thousands of babies from hundreds of
complicated pregnancies. I am writing
what I know.
me more about your journey as an author, including the writing processes.
is my third medical novel.
me about your Book
addresses indiscretions by a physician and the arduous process of holding that
powerful individual accountable for his actions. It is set in a (fictitious) rural New Mexico
town and highlights some of the rewards and pitfalls of practicing in a
message for our readers
perseverance, hard work, and sacrifice, good can triumph over evil.
(that you want to highlight)
A young, inexperienced obstetrician just
out of training listens to a patient describe sexual abuse in another
gynecologists office. A second patient
reports a similar event. Making mistakes
along the way, particularly in who is her friend and who is her enemy, she
reports the crimes, assists in collecting evidence, and provides testimony in
an attempt to bring the abuser to justice.
Can she stand the retribution, the tricks, the deceit, and the threats
along the way and help law enforcement seal the deal?
About the Author
Dr Tony Scott is a retired obstetrician and anesthesiologist who practiced for forty years. He currently writes medical mysteries and thrillers.