Medical Fiction Thriller-SledgeHammer

Sledgehammer

Sledgehammer - Science Fiction at Its BEST

Paulo J. Reyes-Author--SledgeHammer-Bio Terror ThrillerSledgehammer is a gripping, powerful portrait of an American emergency room physician encountering the "index" case of a national bioterrorist attack by Islamic terrorists.  (Review Joe Shea)

A page-turning, hold your breath drama that takes place in a busy ER.  The story unfolds over 6 days in the ER and the real life ER events, and dramatic efforts to stop this attack will have you glued to every page. This action-packed medical thriller is filled with gut-wretching suspense and the suspense is multiplied greatly because you adore the main character (Max Kroose), his family, and the entire hospital staff.  

Dr. Max Kroose, a widower with two small children, finds himself faced with a crisis. Though it starts out as a normal day in the ER and in the beginning the patients arriving with symptoms are supposedly diagnosed as the flu, it soon becomes evident that there is something more to their symptoms, something that can not only be deadly but reach epidemic proportions. Though there had not been a case of smallpox since 1971, all the symptoms proved that it was very much alive in these patients. The story gives us a day-by-day hour-by-hour look at the efforts of Dr. Kroose and his staff to not only help those infected with the virus, but them trying to convince the hospital administration as well as the public health system that this is truly the beginning of a major epidemic. (Review Louise Riveiro-Mitchell)

As the drama unfolds you soon realize just how devastating this disease is and how vulnerable we truly are. With today's swine flu fears, it's easy to see just how a pandemic could occur.  The book begs to ask the question "Are we prepared?" 

With emergency rooms around the country experiencing the swine flu pandemic now, wouldn't you like to go inside the ER and see what really happens?  Swine flu, H1N1 flu, no matter what you call it, it brings fear.  Even though this book is fiction, Dr. Paulo J. Reyes has worked in the ER for years, is a first responder and has done extensive research on smallpox during his 25 years medical training as an ER Doctor and First Responder. Reyes vividly brings the hospital setting to life.

What is a pandemic?
A pandemic is a global outbreak of a disease that occurs when a new virus appears in the human population, causes serious illness and then spreads from person-to-person. Seasonal outbreaks or epidemics of influenza are different; they are subtypes of the virus that already circulate among people.

Today's real threat of a terrorist smallpox attack is dramatically illustrated in a riveting fictional account. The Author has 25 years ER medical experience, and has thoroughly researched the implications of this threat. The scene covers six crucial days when a terrorist comes into a Los Angeles emergency room with smallpox symptoms. (Lighthouse Publishing)

For anyone who loves a good sci-fi book or medical drama, this is for you. This book has received numerous 5 star reviews from professional reviewers who all agree this is sci-fi at its best. First Responders, Physicians, Nurses who might one day face this threat and those who love a great ER drama on TV or fiction book will be be glued to every page.

A glimpse of how unready this country is to deal with bio-terrorism. We rated this medical thriller five hearts. --Bob Spear, Publisher and Chief Reviewer, Heartland Reviews

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Today's real threat of a terrorist smallpox attack is dramatically illustrated in a riveting fictional account. The Author has 25 years ER medical experience, and has thoroughly researched the implications of this threat. The scene covers six crucial days when a terrorist comes into a Los Angeles emergency room with smallpox symptoms.....

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