Coma patients become murderer’s target in new novel

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Author William Lynes, M.D., announces the release of ‘Luger Rounds’

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In his new suspense novelLuger Rounds” (published by iUniverse), author William Lynes, M.D., takes readers into a hospital where a murderer lies in wait for his next victim.

Is it an ominous coincidence when Dr. Phillip Thomas moves from the chief residency to being a patient in the ICU? Here he is left trapped, dying and alone in a tortuous world. He had confronted the possible assassin suspected of performing end-of-life acts– Luger rounds – but is soon deathly ill, comatose and a probably candidate for the next Luger rounds. Thomas realizes that he is the target of a hospital serial murder as he drifts into nightmarish dreams while the silent assassin skulks in the darkness.

An excerpt from “Luger Rounds”:

“My mind returns to the cramped ICU room; aware of my condition, and continuous pain. The morphine has cleared, the dream state resolved, but my misery goes on.

I then sense an evil presence, and fear overwhelms every aching fiber of my dying body. An ominous air fills my darkened room. I am overwhelmed by dread. A tormentor sits; an assassin silent, starring, and waiting. I feel his eyes on me; penetrating and bulging like a vulture’s, their proprietor seeing me as easy prey. I hear the assassin’s breathing, slow and ominous.

In the menacing quiet evil eyes pierce me again. The tormentor is staring and willing me to crash; an assassin with a white coat covering a wicked heart.”

Lynes feels that the reader will be captivated by his tale of medical suspense. He states, “Told from the view point of the coma patient, medical intrigue is captured in the life and death hospital setting.”

About the Author
William Lynes, M.D., is a Stanford University–trained physician and urologist. While in private practice, he suffered two life threatening illnesses requiring intensive unit care, each providing inspiration for his first novel, “Luger Rounds.” He and his wife, Patrice, have three adult children and live in Temecula, Calif.

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