“A COMPELLING AND FAST-MOVING THRILLER.”

Lethal Injection

 

A syringe is switched, a patient dies on the operating table, and Dr. Gideon Lowell takes it upon himself to help the anesthesiologist involved, who happens to be his wife. The hospital does not want his help. The police tell him to bug out. Gideon ignores them all but decides that much of his investigation will have to be carried out behind the scenes, “sub rosa.” Recruiting a cast of characters, including a newspaper reporter with a magic wand, a cybersecurity expert who likes to bend the rules, and a somewhat skeptical police detective, Gideon is able to rattle people’s cages, shake things loose, and solve the crime, all the while keeping his role largely invisible. A tale of murder and attempted murder, revenge and coercion, love and friendship, all told with tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Reviews for Lethal Injection

“Loved the book. A real page turner. Miller’s cinematic style takes the reader on a suspense filled ride through hospital corridors and into the mysterious runnings of the operating room. With wit, humor, and insight, he crafts a page turning medical thriller. Lethal Injection is a carefully created blend of medical drama and ‘whodunit,’ making it a unique and worthwhile work of detective fiction.”

Elaine Holt, MD, Author of The Doctor Next Door

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2019-05-16T15:45:23+00:00

Elaine Holt, MD, Author of The Doctor Next Door

“Loved the book. A real page turner. Miller’s cinematic style takes the reader on a suspense filled ride through hospital corridors and into the mysterious runnings of the operating room. With wit, humor, and insight, he crafts a page turning medical thriller. Lethal Injection is a carefully created blend of medical drama and ‘whodunit,’ making it a unique and worthwhile work of detective fiction.”
“Lethal Injection is a mystery novel with a sense of humor. Perry Miller gives us a lighthearted narrator, a compelling set-up, and a wonderful immersion into the intrigues of the medical world. It’s great fun!”

Henriette Lazaridis, Author of The Clover House, Editor of The Drum Literary Magazine

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2019-05-29T15:01:16+00:00

Henriette Lazaridis, Author of The Clover House, Editor of The Drum Literary Magazine

“Lethal Injection is a mystery novel with a sense of humor. Perry Miller gives us a lighthearted narrator, a compelling set-up, and a wonderful immersion into the intrigues of the medical world. It’s great fun!”
“Perry Miller’s medical thriller flies off the operating table with a murder on page one and never quits. Fans of the genre should have this new entry on their book shelves next to Judith Lucci’s Alexandra Destephano series and Robin Cook’s medical thrillers.”

Betsy Ashton, Author of Eyes Without A Face and the Mad Max Mysteries: Unintended Consequences, Uncharted Territory, and Unsafe Haven

Perry Miller
2019-05-29T15:01:53+00:00

Betsy Ashton, Author of Eyes Without A Face and the Mad Max Mysteries: Unintended Consequences, Uncharted Territory, and Unsafe Haven

“Perry Miller’s medical thriller flies off the operating table with a murder on page one and never quits. Fans of the genre should have this new entry on their book shelves next to Judith Lucci’s Alexandra Destephano series and Robin Cook’s medical thrillers.”
“Lethal Injection is reminiscent of an enjoyable classic Sam Spade murder mystery with a medical twist. ‘Paging Dr. Gumshoe, you’re needed in the OR stat!’

“In the spirit of Sam Spade, Dr. Gideon Lowell sets out to discover who is trying to frame his wife for a murder that occurred in an operating room. It is no easy task in the hospital’s high stress environment which is a maze of high stakes intrigue. Motivations abound when big egos collide amid the hospital’s takeover and result in backstabbing, sabotage and subterfuge. All the confusing symptoms of villainy could lead to multiple suspects, but the good Doctor is shrewd and calculating with a swashbuckling whatever-it-takes attitude. If he can outwit a ‘don’t mess with my case’ detective who has him in his cross hairs, he might be able to solve this deadly case.”

Charles Strickler, Author of Restorations

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2019-05-29T15:02:44+00:00

Charles Strickler, Author of Restorations

“Lethal Injection is reminiscent of an enjoyable classic Sam Spade murder mystery with a medical twist. ‘Paging Dr. Gumshoe, you’re needed in the OR stat!’ “In the spirit of Sam Spade, Dr. Gideon Lowell sets out to discover who is trying to frame his wife for a murder that occurred in an operating room. It is no easy task in the hospital’s high stress environment which is a maze of high stakes intrigue. Motivations abound when big egos collide amid the hospital’s takeover and result in backstabbing, sabotage and subterfuge. All the confusing symptoms of villainy could lead to multiple suspects, but the good Doctor is shrewd and calculating with a swashbuckling whatever-it-takes attitude. If he can outwit a ‘don’t mess with my case’ detective who has him in his cross hairs, he might be able to solve this deadly case.”
“This medical thriller begins with the most powerful man in Boston’s entire medical establishment dying of cardiac arrest in the OR while under the care of Dr. Lucy Rivera, anesthesiologist. Foul play is suspected, and Lucy’s husband, Dr. Gideon Lowell takes charge, intent on proving his wife’s innocence in spite of the police warning him off. The twists and turns of the case keep you turning page after page as the tension builds, and the well-crafted surprises will delight any and all mystery lovers. Perry Miller has created a story that is shocking and suspenseful, and will make you seek out a second, and perhaps a third opinion, before ever signing up for cardiac surgery.”

John J. Jessop, Author of Pleasuria: Take as Directed, Guardian Angel: Unforgiven, and Guardian Angel: Indoctrination

Perry Miller
2019-05-29T15:02:18+00:00

John J. Jessop, Author of Pleasuria: Take as Directed, Guardian Angel: Unforgiven, and Guardian Angel: Indoctrination

“This medical thriller begins with the most powerful man in Boston’s entire medical establishment dying of cardiac arrest in the OR while under the care of Dr. Lucy Rivera, anesthesiologist. Foul play is suspected, and Lucy’s husband, Dr. Gideon Lowell takes charge, intent on proving his wife’s innocence in spite of the police warning him off. The twists and turns of the case keep you turning page after page as the tension builds, and the well-crafted surprises will delight any and all mystery lovers. Perry Miller has created a story that is shocking and suspenseful, and will make you seek out a second, and perhaps a third opinion, before ever signing up for cardiac surgery.”
“Medical mysteries are somewhat bewildering and trusting today’s medical establishment can be even more terrifying. Especially, when healthy patients die. Dr. Perry Miller paints a horrifying image of just such a tale in his new novel, Lethal Injection. Somewhere between corruption and cover up, Dr. Miller brings to light a hidden agenda no normal person would agree to tackle. Within these pages, readers will begin to question what is truth and what is fiction. A frightening but realistic read.”

Lynn Yvonne Moon, Author of The Agency thriller series

Perry Miller
2019-05-16T15:47:16+00:00

Lynn Yvonne Moon, Author of The Agency thriller series

“Medical mysteries are somewhat bewildering and trusting today’s medical establishment can be even more terrifying. Especially, when healthy patients die. Dr. Perry Miller paints a horrifying image of just such a tale in his new novel, Lethal Injection. Somewhere between corruption and cover up, Dr. Miller brings to light a hidden agenda no normal person would agree to tackle. Within these pages, readers will begin to question what is truth and what is fiction. A frightening but realistic read.”
“You won’t want to close your eyes in a hospital ever again. Dr. Perry Miller has obviously seen what happens when surgical patients are unconscious, and when they stay that way. What a treat when a leading doctor has such a knack for literal heart-pounding story telling.

“Don’t read this book before you go to a hospital. Sure it’s comforting when an anesthesiologist like Dr. Perry Miller writes that anesthesia is no more dangerous than driving to the hospital, but driving can be dangerous. Accidents happen on the road and in a surgical suite but sometimes, as in Lethal Injection, it might not be an accident at all. It is fascinating when a top medical expert combines medical expertise with powerful and entertaining writing skills to open the door to aspects of medicine patients never see.

“Dr. Perry Miller’s combination of medical expertise with captivating story telling skills introduces the reader of Lethal Injection to what could be the next Michael Crichton.

“The term heart pounding fiction gets overused. However, in Lethal Injection an anesthesiologist startles his readers by describing the actual heart pounding that takes place during surgery when the person on the operating table suddenly flatlines. Dr. Perry Miller takes his readers on a medical roller coaster of a mystery that is difficult to put down, with an authenticity that should earn readers at least a couple of medical school credits.”

Harvey Schwartz, Author of Never Again

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2019-05-16T15:46:41+00:00

Harvey Schwartz, Author of Never Again

“You won’t want to close your eyes in a hospital ever again. Dr. Perry Miller has obviously seen what happens when surgical patients are unconscious, and when they stay that way. What a treat when a leading doctor has such a knack for literal heart-pounding story telling. “Don’t read this book before you go to a hospital. Sure it’s comforting when an anesthesiologist like Dr. Perry Miller writes that anesthesia is no more dangerous than driving to the hospital, but driving can be dangerous. Accidents happen on the road and in a surgical suite but sometimes, as in Lethal Injection, it might not be an accident at all. It is fascinating when a top medical expert combines medical expertise with powerful and entertaining writing skills to open the door to aspects of medicine patients never see. “Dr. Perry Miller’s combination of medical expertise with captivating story telling skills introduces the reader of Lethal Injection to what could be the next Michael Crichton. “The term heart pounding fiction gets overused. However, in Lethal Injection an anesthesiologist startles his readers by describing the actual heart pounding that takes place during surgery when the person on the operating table suddenly flatlines. Dr. Perry Miller takes his readers on a medical roller coaster of a mystery that is difficult to put down, with an authenticity that should earn readers at least a couple of medical school credits.”
“Perry Miller’s Lethal Injection is a compelling and fast-moving thriller. His protagonist is a combination of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson who continues throughout to increase the suspect pool, leaving the reader always on the edge of solving the crime, but never quite there. A gripping, well written medical mystery yarn.”

Martin Robert Grossman, Author of Club Saigon and War Crimes

Perry Miller
2019-05-16T15:46:09+00:00

Martin Robert Grossman, Author of Club Saigon and War Crimes

“Perry Miller’s Lethal Injection is a compelling and fast-moving thriller. His protagonist is a combination of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson who continues throughout to increase the suspect pool, leaving the reader always on the edge of solving the crime, but never quite there. A gripping, well written medical mystery yarn.”
“A fun book. The reader learns a lot about medicine and computers in a very readable story. It's no small feat to weave medical terminology through a drama, but as they say in gymnastics, Perry Miller nailed the landing.”

Jim Kaplan, Author of The Jack Who Would Be King and Playing The Field

Perry Miller
2019-05-16T15:47:46+00:00

Jim Kaplan, Author of The Jack Who Would Be King and Playing The Field

“A fun book. The reader learns a lot about medicine and computers in a very readable story. It's no small feat to weave medical terminology through a drama, but as they say in gymnastics, Perry Miller nailed the landing.”
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Perry Miller

Perry Miller is a physician with a PhD in computer science. For many years, he was a Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine and director of Yale’s Center for Medical Informatics, exploring the creative use of computers in medicine. He has always enjoyed writing but until recently only published articles and books about research in computers and medicine. He is particularly excited to be writing fiction and hopes that he brings a strong feeling of authenticity to the merging of these two fields. He and his wife live in the Boston area, close to their children and grandchildren.