Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Do you know what you've done #MFRWHooks #BWLAuthor #Committee of angels #romance #hospital #suspense


Join the aturors at #MFRWHooks here for some intriguing excerpts. Mine is found @ from the Committee of angels


The article passed around the table on a hot August night. “Five to ten percent of the nation’s doctors are so impaired or incompetent they cannot or should not practice medicine.” The nurses at Bradley Memorial thought they had them all. That night they formed a group they called The Committee of Angels.

Nearly a year has passed and Laura Bancroft wonders why little has been done to change things. She also wonders about some of the nurses fitting the pattern. Laura has three doctors on her list of incompetents. She seldom meets with the other members and several of the others are upset with her. When her ex-husband joins the medical staff, she realizes she still has feelings for him. One of her list of doctors dies after emergency surgery and Laura finds her suspected since she was assigned to the doctor. She must deal with suspicions, her feelings for her ex. Then a second on her list commits suicide and speaks of blackmail.

Can Laura learn the truth of who is responsible before she faces arrest?


“Mrs. Bancroft, what right have you to interfere? Do you know what you’ve done?”

“Kept a patient from walking out. Mr. Jackson was furious when he learned about his surgery. His son had no legal right to give a phone consent or any other kind.”

He leaned forward. “Just a minute, young lady. What are you accusing me of doing?”

“Not listening to your patient.”

“You’ll be sorry. When I report this, you will lose your job. Do you like owning a house?”

Laura clenched her hands. The house was her dad’s. “Don’t threaten me. You could have spent time with Mr. Jackson explaining the reason for the surgery and showing him the results of the tests.”

“That old man insisted on no surgery.” He grasped her arms. “You’ve condemned him to an awful death.”

Laura froze. Moore’s pale eyes glittered. The odor of alcohol reached her. He was drunk. She wanted to run. Had Doug managed to reach the supervisor?

“You…you…,” he sputtered. “You’re doing this for revenge. You still blame me for your mother’s death.”

“We could have sued you but my dad wouldn’t.” Though Laura knew she should stop, she couldn’t. “How many more patients.” She saw his raised fist headed for her face.

“I wouldn’t do that, doctor.”

Laura’s eyes widened. She knew that voice. What was he doing here?

Dr. Moore whirled. “Do I know you?”

“We haven’t met yet. I’ve just joined the staff. Rich Slater’s partner.”

“You had no right to interfere.”

Laura didn’t wait to hear more. She hurried to the lounge. Why was Alex here?

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1 comment:

Daryl Devoré said...

Tense scene and a good last minute arrival.