After The Fall

Oceanview Publishing
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A tragic accident ends Laura Nelson’s career as a surgeon.  After accepting a position as Vice President of Research in a large pharmaceutical company, Laura works to finalize the imminent approval of the company’s groundbreaking new drug.  Jake Harter, a malicious Food and Drug Administration employee, cannot let that happen.  He is obsessed with Adawia Abdul, the beautiful Iraqi scientist who discovered the drug.  As soon as the drug is approved, Adawia will collect a substantial bonus and reluctantly return to replace her dying father, the lead scientist in Saddam Hussein’s bioweapons program.  As Hussein’s henchmen apply brutal pressure to assure Dr. Abdul’s speedy return to Iraq, Harter uses his influence to stall the drug’s approval.  If Laura gets in his way, he will eliminate her as he has her predecessor, and his own wife.  

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Patricia Gussin has practiced medicine and has worked in medical research as worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare company.  She is a graduate of Aquinas College, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Columbia University Business School, and has an honorary degree from Duquesne University. 

Gussin’s first novel, Shadow of Death, was nominated best first novel by International Thriller Writers.  Twisted Justice, The Test, And Then There Was One, and Weapon of Choice followed.  Her latest, After the Fall, is Gussin’s sixth novel and the fourth in the Laura Nelson series.

The mother of seven children, she and her husband, Dr. Robert Gussin, live on Longboat Key, Florida, and in Amagansett, New York.  The Gussins also own and operate two vineyards in Marlborough, New Zealand.  They co-authored a non-fiction book What’s Next...For You? in response to frequent questions as to how they transitioned from careers in medicine and medical research to authors, publishers and vintners.  

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Publisher
Oceanview Publishing
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Published on
Jan 6, 2015
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Pages
364
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ISBN
9781608091287
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
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