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Book 2 of Series

Nanobe—A Harry Grouch Medical Thriller

(Nanobe: A tiny filamental structure that may or may not be a living organism, and if living, would be the smallest form of life, 1/10 the size of the smallest known bacteria. —Source: Wikipedia)

"You can't kill something that isn't alive!"
That shocking discovery is the key to this compelling whodunit. A mysterious pathogen is infecting neurosurgical patients at Bard Memorial Hospital. Dementia and rapid death follow. The microorganism causing this disease is surviving all known sterilization techniques. Why isn't the disinfection process used by the Operating Rooms destroying this astonishing bug? 

Things look bleak for the hospital. The County Medical Examiner is accusing the hospital of a malpractice cover-up, while the doctors argue furiously over the many theories about what is happening. The Police Chief suspects foul play. The media and public have condemned the hospital and doctors. 

Harry Grouch and Judy Pacas rush to the rescue. They tour the laboratories, monitor surgery, stroll the patient units at 2 am, and befriend hospital staff to dig up the facts. It's up to them to figure out why patients are dying. Is it a mini-epidemic that, once understood, can be scientifically explained and controlled? Or is a creative killer using this newly discovered biological entity, this nanobe, as a murder weapon. And if it's murder, what's the motive, how is it being accomplished, and who are the suspects? 

All of this leads to a juicy, hospital-based detective thriller unlike any other on most library and bookstore crime shelves.


The newscaster, Joanie Bashir, was a familiar news anchor on this station. "This is breaking news," she said. "As viewers know, we're following the story of the unexplained patient deaths at Bard Memorial Hospital. We previously reported that an investigation is underway, led by none other than detective Harry Grouch, of Polly Marlowe fame. But there's been no news from Bard officials lately, so we don't know where that investigation stands. Meanwhile, the families of the deceased are running out of patience and they call us every day. Well, now we have something to tell them."

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Praise for Nanobe:

"Do you know what a Nanobe is? I didn’t know either, until I read this book. The author, quite obviously, knows his way around hospitals and other health care organizations, and has written a page-turning mystery"

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