When former mob thug turned doctor, John Cesari, takes a job as a gastroenterologist at a small hospital in upstate New York, he assumes he’s outrun his past and started life anew. But trouble has a way of finding the scrappy Bronx native.
Things go awry one night at a bar when he punches out an obnoxious drunk who won’t leave his date alone. Unbeknownst to Dr. Cesari, that drunk is his date’s stalker ex-boyfriend—and a crooked cop.
Over the course of several action packed days, Cesari uncovers the dirty little secrets of a small town hospital. As the bodies pile up, he is forced to confront his own bloody past.
Hostile Hospital is a fast paced journey that is not only entertaining but maintains an interesting view on the philosophy of healthcare. If you aren’t too scared after reading, look out for the sequel, Prescription for Disaster coming soon.
I enjoyed this book very much. Fast read and the characters were really intriguing. I think this story would make a great movie. I picture George Clooney playing the lead. 👍👍
Fast paced, unique medical thriller.
If you like medical thrillers and if you like mafia stories, you will love the John Cesari series! I couldn’t put Hostile Hospital down and, upon completing it, I immediately moved on to the next book in the series and you will too. Dr. Avanzato has carved a unique and fun niche with this likable protagonist. As a practicing physician, I really appreciate the medical accuracy as well share the author’s workman’s view of medicine. This story is so much beyond medicine as it explores the dark world of organized crime from the perspective of a physician desperately trying to escape his past.