Item description for The Aesculapian by Dan Cloud...
The Aesculapian (Aesculapius was the Greek god of healing and performed miracles) is a tale of political intrigue, interwoven with power, romance, tobacco cartels, corrupt societies, murder, and the betrayal of American medicine for financial fortunes in offshore banking accounts. The Byzantine plot pursues Big Tobacco and the nicotine scandal; the power barons of medicine; the Tora Society, a sinister Japanese crime syndicate led by a cunning old doctor; a veteran French underground fighter; agonizing memories of World War II and Vietnam; a wicked Southern senator; Machiavellian revenge masterminded by the President of the United States; a captivating love story; an idyllic journey around the world; and, finally, an explosive climax. The timing of this first novel is fortuitous as our country struggles with its knowledge and tolerance of what it now knows about the tobacco industry. One can only wonder and fiction permits us to beg the question What did we know? When did we know? What was the knowledge worth? In The Aesculapian Dan Cloud has crafted a stunningly intricate tale of power and commitment, rich in detail, bristling with suspense a wrenching yet sensitive portrayal of a good doctor tortured by deception and tragedy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.13" Height: 1.23" Weight: 1.48 lbs.
Release Date Sep 4, 2000
Publisher Frederic C. Beil Publisher
ISBN 1929490089 ISBN13 9781929490080
Reviews - What do customers think about The Aesculapian?
Brilliant Pediatric Surgeon Fights AMA Jan 9, 2002
Exciting book! Obviously written by a physician and someone who was an insider at the AMA. Great mystery, good character development, and quite an ending! I highly recommend this book!
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Nov. 15, 1999: Nov 27, 1999
"Given his experience as the former head of the AMA, Cloud seems well qualified to fictionalize some of the recent crises that have plagued the powerhouse medical organization, . . . Cloud has most of the right stuff for a second career writing medical suspense novels--specialized knowledge and a flair for non-stop action."
This is the most wonderful book I have ever read!! Aug 18, 1999
I cannot say enough about this book! It is sooooo wonderful! This book is full of every element you could possibly want in a story. It has romance, adventure, intrigue, and everything else you could imagine. I hope that everyone reads this book and gets as much out of it as I did. If you love classic stories about adventure, suspense, and romance this is definately the book for you!! Dan Cloud is a genious!!
I think that the book was great!! Dec 31, 1998
This book was wonderful!! I could not put it down!! It was very exciting and adventurous. I especially like all the characters, who were all very interesting and exciting. Anyone that likes mystery and adventure read this fabulous medical mystery, The Aesculapian!!
Incredible medical murder mystery! Nov 21, 1998
I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. The beginning surgical procedure is fantastic and pulls you into the book and it's wonderful character Joe Hawkins. This book has everything and a very surprising ending.