Shadow Of Death

Laura Nelson Series

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Shadow of Death is the story of a medical student with two small children who faces the destruction of her family and her career in the epicenter of the 1967 Detroit riots. This is a story that could happen to anyone—especially those of us who believe our world and all we cherish will hold together no matter what. 
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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
Mar 1, 2006
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Pages
362
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ISBN
9781933515267
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
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