“A COMPELLING AND FAST-MOVING THRILLER.”
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.
Reviews for Lethal Injection
Elaine Holt, MD, Author of The Doctor Next Door
Henriette Lazaridis, Author of The Clover House, Editor of The Drum Literary Magazine
Betsy Ashton, Author of Eyes Without A Face and the Mad Max Mysteries: Unintended Consequences, Uncharted Territory, and Unsafe Haven
“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
John J. Jessop, Author of Pleasuria: Take as Directed, Guardian Angel: Unforgiven, and Guardian Angel: Indoctrination
Lynn Yvonne Moon, Author of The Agency thriller series
“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
Martin Robert Grossman, Author of Club Saigon and War Crimes
Jim Kaplan, Author of The Jack Who Would Be King and Playing The Field
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.