Who says a rising neurosurgeon can't fall from his pinnacle? From the skullduggery taking place deep in the Tennessee woods to the silent tension in the OR, Doctor Danny Tilson's life takes an abrupt turn after performing surgery alongside a scrub nurse with aqua eyes and a velvet voice.
Can Danny's situation get any worse after the alluring lady disappears, he inherits her roguish retriever, and his Albert Einstein historical book turns up missing? A pack of Tennessee attorneys pursue Danny while he develops a scheme with his paramedic best friend to payback the mysterious woman who left in a hurry.
This is a 200 word Indie Snippet. The "set-up:"
Due to his conniving OR nurse, Doctor Danny was evicted from his rental apartment but the landlord let him back in to get his personal belongings:
Danny had worked up a sweat, so he unzipped his jacket and draped it near the phone. He leafed through the mail pile before dropping it into the box. He opened the Valley View and law firm letters. He should have opened them days ago. He now had more attorneys after him than the number of French style green beans in a sixteen ounce can.
Danny stood straight. Something triggered a curious thought. His leather burgundy case, it didn’t seem right. What was it? He darted a glance to the keeper of his endeared items, a sinking feeling welling up from his gut. He inched his hand over, put his palm on top, and pressed.
Danny’s words came hesitantly, “Has anyone been in here before or after the apartment was re-keyed?”
“Just me. To evaluate for dog mischief, or owner damage. The place looked like you left me with no trouble. But still, don’t expect that security deposit.”
Danny discontinued listening to him. He was worried about someone else, not him. But first, he picked up Albert Einstein’s book and Melissa’s bracelet holder and opened the flap. It was as empty as a strewn red neck beer can.
Red Adept Reviews - the Critical, In-Depth eBook reviewer
Overall: 4 ½ STARS
Plot/Storyline: 4 ¾ STARS
“Operation Neurosurgeon is a marvelous story about the rise and fall of a fiction neurosurgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. … The ending of the story was well done and was very satisfying. Instead of everything going to hell for Danny, there was at least some ray of hope for him at the end.”
Characters: 5 STARS
“Although the story was largely plot-driven, there were several well-developed character, some sympathetic, some not. … One of my favorite characters was Dakota, a Chesapeake Retriever who had a personality of his own. He was the kind of dog that any dog-lover would love to have – most of the time!”
Writing Style: 4 ¼ STARS
Editing: 3 ¾ STARS
The Midwest Book Review
“In Operation Neurosurgeon,” novelist Barbara Ebel brings a very special expertise to her writing because of her ‘day job’ is being a board certified anesthesiologist. The result is a meticulous and knowledgeable accuracy in background details making for an especially riveting read from first page to last.
Neurosurgeon Danny Tilson’s medical expertise wasn’t enough to keep his beloved daughter from dying from complications associated with her asthma. This family tragedy is compounded when he becomes the target of a seductress. The affair shatters his life further as he leaves his job and family and becomes a vagrant to avoid the lawyers and their lawsuits. The only thing remaining is to deal with the evil woman who preyed upon him in his grief and led to ruin.
“Operation Neurosurgeon” is a highly recommended addition to personal reading lists and community library contemporary fiction collections.
Louisville Medicine, Saleem Seyal, M.D.
“Very well written and engagingly executed with the reader’s interest piqued at every turn of the story. It is refreshing to read a novel by a physician who treats medical matters in the storyline with credibility.”