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Fatal Complications



Trust No One!

When a colleague’s patient suffers a bizarre reaction in the operating room, Luke Daulton, a newly minted anesthesiologist, volunteers to help. Despite the surgical team’s best efforts, the patient succumbs to a rare anesthetic complication. Luke becomes perplexed, even suspicious, over their inability to save the woman. Is it possible that the diagnosis was wrong? Or, worse yet, was the diagnosis faked? Luke even wonders if his boss Dr. Katz is involved.

Too busy with the rigors of new job and his pending fatherhood, Luke is forced to put his suspicions on hold. When his wife Kim faces a C-section, his fears are reignited. Could there be a murderer―or murderers―operating in his hospital? Could his wife’s obstetrician be involved? When the C-section goes horribly wrong, Luke must launch into action to save his wife and baby and expose a conspiracy he’s uncovered in his hospital.

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“With Fatal Complications, a taut medical thriller that is equal parts King and Koontz, John Benedict delivers a devastating tale of infidelity, deception, and bad intentions, proving nothing paints a soul darker than desire, and trying to outrun the past is always the fastest way to fall.” —Joe Clifford, Anthony Award-nominated author of Lamentation

“An action packed medical thriller from the opening page to its stunning end.”
—Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author of "Her Final Breath"

“When anesthesiologist Luke Daulton becomes the newest member of the hospital staff, he is quickly confronted with a series of bizarre anesthetic deaths and a conspiracy that just might cost him his life, as well as those of his wife and unborn child. Fatal Complications is a medical thriller that will keep you up late into the night.”
—D. P. Lyle, Macavity Award-winning and Edgar- and Agatha-nominated author of the Dub Walker Thriller Series

Reader Comments

John Benedict MD's third medical thriller, Fatal Complications, received rave reviews from readers.

“I am a long time Grisham and Baldacci fan, but Benedict just blows them away!! Just a great fast paced intricate plot that had me sitting up half the night to see what came next!! A great read!” ―Al Grentz

“Step aside Robin Cook—Benedict is coming!” ―Dori Oneill, RN

“I am a retired OR nurse of 34 years and this book is dead on as to what really goes on in the OR.” — Linda Street, RN

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