By John Bishop MD
Mantid Press 2020
247 pages Thriller
Doc Brady, the alter-ego for John Bishop, the author, is an
appealing character—an orthopedist, loving husband to a delightful wife, and an
intensely curious person who solves crimes. Act of Revenge is the
third book in the series, but it does very well as a stand-alone novel. The first novel, Act
of Murder discusses genetics; in
of Deception, Doc. Brady is sued for malpractice. And now in Act of
Revenge, malpractice insurance rises to the fore.
Here is a brief introduction to the book:
“Plastic surgeon Lou Edwards's life
is complicated by two major issues. One, his wife has lupus, possibly due to
leaking silicone from breast implants Edwards himself inserted. And two, his
malpractice insurance has been canceled, as it has been for many other plastic
surgeons, due to the burgeoning breast implant problem.
But it gets worse. Shortly after Edwards threatens an insurance company president on national TV, the president is found murdered in his penthouse. Dr. Jim Bob Brady once again finds himself doing a bit of investigating, this time on behalf of a colleague. But how well does he know this colleague? Is the investigation worth the threat to Jim Bob's own life? Will he discover that it was a burglary gone bad? A lover's quarrel? Or is this an act of revenge?“
The plot moves rapidly. I read it
yesterday afternoon sitting on a lawn chair on a beautiful September day. The
next time I looked up, three hours had passed and I sighed and closed the book.
A holiday afternoon well spent.