The Crucible

What if every day of your life was a final exam?

And somebody else's life depended on your results.

Enter a world where second place is untenable, where not hitting a homerun every time means pain and suffering—or death—for somebody. Just not you.

Enter the world of a brain surgeon.

Enter The Crucible.

 

#2 in Tales of the Bloody Scalpel!

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About the Book

What if every day was a final exam?

And somebody else’s life depended on your results.

Enter a world where second place is untenable, where not hitting a home run every time means pain and suffering—or death—for somebody. Just not you.

Enter the world of a brain surgeon.

Enter The Crucible.

Beneath the open windows, the sounds of a city at work raced by. Far off in the distance, a propeller whined; a horn blared continuously down the street. The cacophony of a thousand car engines competed for attention. All of this however, was a barely audible din beneath the mechanical back and forth whoosh of the life-sustaining ventilator. The surgical field, initially draped in that peculiar sterile greenness that seems to be the sole province of the medical profession, had taken on a dull reddish-green hue over the hours as the blood collected and congealed, its proteins twisted to an unnatural state by the air. Blood is not designed to come in contact with the atmosphere and when it does, the result is a mostly useless glob of sticky ooze, a morass that can easily churn the stomach and leave last night’s dinner on the floor.

It helped Mott to think of blood as the enemy, the foot soldiers of an opponent that would willingly sacrifice its entire army to defeat him, the surgeon. All the enemy needed was an opening—a hand that jerked suddenly at the wrong instant; a small tremor of the fingers, barely perceptible to the naked eye; the cautery lingering too long in one place. Any such mistake would do. Mott had learned long ago that his opponent was a patient one; that it would take full advantage of whatever mistake he might chance to make.

Tense medical drama

These books offer real world tense medical drama, with little or no supernatural elements. Not real horror in the classic sense, they are nonetheless intense and may contain horrific elements.

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Series: Tales of the Bloody Scalpel, Book 2
Genres: Fiction, Suspense
Tags: from the mind of Edison McDaniels, Tense medical drama
Length: short story
ASIN: B00Z2D3D3Q
eBook Price: 0.99
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About the Author
Edison McDaniels

A brain surgeon with 20+ years and over 8,000 cases under his belt, Edison McDaniels spends as much time as possible writing fiction these days. He is the author of the acclaimed TALES OF THE BLOODY SCALPEL series of medical thrillers, as well as the THE GETTYSBURG TRILOGY, a series of intense novels depicting the battlefield surgeons at Gettysburg.
He lives in the upper midwest, does not have a dog, but can often be found at Minnesota Twins baseball games. He is not squeamish.

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