There is no higher honor for students at the prestigious medical school than to be personally selected by Professor Arthur Sterling Law to participate in his weekly ethics seminar. Only the best and the brightest are considered. Only the best of these are chosen.
Each patient presented at the seminar poses an ethical dilemma, and the fiercest debates center on the question of prolonging life, particularly the cost of prolonging the life of a desperately ill patient. Can the cost be justified, or should expensive, potentially lifesaving medical care simply be withdrawn?
And there is one group of especially brilliant, especially privileged, especially arrogant students who invariably argue for pulling the plug. If it were within their power, a very real patient would die. But surely medical students do not possess such power….
As the number of suspicious deaths increases, others cling to innocent explanations, but senior medical student Mac McCall cannot ignore his own doubts. He risks his career—and ultimately his life—as he pursues a trail of sexual intrigue and death to solve the mystery of the ever-rising Mortality Rate.
The medical career of physician-novelist Jack Chase has spanned the spectrum from laboratory research in molecular biology to clinical practice. He has served as attending physician on the infectious disease services of a number of medical schools and as director of clinical research for two multinational pharmaceutical companies. Jack Chase is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.
Mortality Rate and Fatal Analysis were previously published in multiple languages in print editions and sold throughout the world. Fatal Analysis and his latest novel, The Magruder Transplant, are also available in iBooks.
Jack Chase is married to New York Times bestselling novelist Katherine Stone.