by Barbara Ebel, M.D.
GENRE: Medical and Historical Fiction
Fierce weather stalks Karen Puno and her dog, Putt-Putt, as they flee their home and reach the barrier island’s bridge where both their destinies change. Karen is about to give a woman named Jennifer Barns a gift that she’s been praying for … a new liver.
As a cascading medical crisis begins, it interlocks the lives of Karen and Jennifer’s college-aged children, an anesthesiologist, a crafty surgeon, and a feisty pilot involved with the organ harvest procurement.
Will Jennifer live through the heart-stopping surgical tension in the O.R.? Will Putt-Putt find shelter from the devastating storm and circumvent the horrific events that befall him? From tragedy to triumph, Outcome is an intense, heart-wrenching, and climactic novel.
Has it been a long time since a book made you cry, or cheer, or make you regret finishing the last page?
If it has, then put OUTCOME on your reading list. It’s an emotionally-charged novel about the families, health-care team, and pilot involved with a liver transplant. Keep a box of tissues within reach. You’ll also need them for the heartbreaking yet glorious plight of the donor’s dog who goes missing in the original disaster.
This is a totally new edition of Outcome which was first published in 2011.
A feeling of uncertainty and alarm mounted up in the medium-sized dog as grains of sand blew across the dune and pelted the aluminum shutters on the face of the house. Putt-Putt had been scared before, but never like this. Not only did his instincts tell him that over the last few days the atmospheric pressure, the winds, the surf, and the growing darkness had grown unnatural and that now something was vastly wrong with the weather, but also Karen, his master, scurried everywhere and with such haste and busyness that she barely glanced at him.
Normally, he liked to lie on a rug or the carpet inside his open crate. But well into this night and the early morning hours, he preferred to stay on the cold tile floor before the hallway entrance to the basement steps. That was the best spot to stay out of Karen’s way as she ran up and down the steps, carrying things down, but not back up, and to keep his paw on the pulse of what she was doing, wondering what her increased activity meant.
The furious shaking and blowing against the house intensified as the hours ticked by. The unstable situation made his blood speed and his heart race, and also increased his need to urinate. He got up once and circled by the main side door to give Karen his usual signal. After a half hour, to no avail, he went back to his previous perch; she had never ignored his cues before.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Barbara's Ebel's writing draws heavily from her experience as an anesthesiologist. As a physician, speaker, and former chemist, she sprinkles credible medicine into the background of her fiction where plots and vivid characters take center stage and her O.R. scenes shine.
She penned the Dr. Danny Tilson novels before the Annabel Tilson novels DEAD STILL and DEADLY DELUSIONS. Her Dr. Danny Tilson novels have received a multitude of accolades including but not limited to: Collateral Circulation was the National Indie Excellence Award 2015 Finalist for medical thrillers and Operation Neurosurgeon was the top finalist for best-selling medical mystery books in 2012. (Best Selling Books' blog announced on PR Buzz Press Release Wire, Chicago, IL).
You may find more information about her and her books at:
Her twitter handle is: @barbaraebel
In addition to her adult writing, she has illustrated and penned a children's book series called Chester the Chesapeake. The books developed during her philanthropic visits with her therapy dog, Chester. The dog books continue to inspire adults and children alike. Along with her husband and four pets, 'Doctor Barbara' lives in a wildlife corridor in middle Tennessee.
You may find Chester at: http://dogbooksforchildren.weebly.com
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