Grass Valley, CA
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What genre of books have you written?
Title of your novels
First, Do No Harm No Cure for Murder
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Short Description of Your Novel
Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge, real or perceived. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.
Please give a short Author's Bio (please limit to 250 words)
Grew up in New York then went to medical school in Chicago. The war in Vietnam interrupted my training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room. I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology. I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU and served as Chief of Medicine. My wife Dorlis and I retired in October 1995 and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, we sold the sailboat and bought a Nordic Tug, a trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, the entire East Coast and completed trips to Canada. I wrote professionally as a physician to inform but rarely to entertain, at least not on purpose. First, Do No Harm was published in April 2007. No Cure for Murder is due any day now. In the last two years, I’ve written three screenplays based on my novels and hope to see one or more produced for the screen. We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 13 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, a 7 year old purebred though enormous Yorkie.
Type of Books you like to read
Mystery, Non fiction