A Fight for Full Disclosure
Stanley M. Berry
Moonshine Cove Publishing, September 2021
In this merger of medical and legal fiction, a well-liked and healthy woman undergoes a routine surgery and unexpectedly dies. Was the surgeon negligent? Did the hospital miss some critical information? Department Chair Harold Thompson investigates, in hope of getting answers to why the woman died.
The author overexplains medical devices and procedures, and spends time on physical details and actions that don’t move the story forward. The ending is disappointing and leaves the reader dissatisfied. The author is a medical doctor, a special in Maternal-Fetal medicine. This is his first novel.
He probably has many interesting stories from his years in medical practices but this isn’t one of them.
Reviewed by Susan Belsky, March 2022.