Reynold Conger, Author, books
New Medical Thriller update Rough Draft Finished
The first draft is finished. I am working on the first of several revisions of Illicit Harvest. I hope to have the book on sale by September.
A billionaire needs a new heart, but his rare blood type makes a match difficult. Unfortunately money can not buy him a new heart.
OR CAN IT? When the billionaire lays a check on the doctors desk as a retainer for a new heart, a chain of events is set in motion. A criminal group is in the business of finding and supplying body parts for a price.
The hero of the story is Dr. Michael Conway who was a supporting character in my earlier medical thriller, Reducing Medical Costs (At the Cost of Health). Mike is an ethical cardiologist. When suspicions rise, Mike had better be careful. Someone may think he knows too much.
Albuquerque is in an area with an unusually high percent of an unusual blood type. Thus many people end up on the donor list this gang of crooks. Lt. Randy Abeta is only one member of the APD who has an unusual blood type that makes these officers targets. Now Mike and his father Charles must help their friend Lt. Randy Abeita of the APD to protect himself and other officers while they look for the criminals
Mike's father, Dr. Charles Conway is also in the story. When Mike comments to his father how many donors have the same unusual blood type, Charles begins investigating. Soon there is a contract on Charles' life. Then he receives a sample of insulin by UPS. Watch out Charles. That sample did not come from the drug company who's name is on the label. No, Charles, do not inject it into yourself. Too bad the characters can not hear me yelling at them.
IN THE WORKS
News About Future Books
What are Richard and Mary Beth up to?
I have already published three novellas in the Richard Tracy Series. Should I write another?
In case you do not know, Richard Tracy is a retired detective, who in book 1, hooked up with Mary Beth Austin, a retired chef. You would think a couple of senior citizens would be just relaxing and staying out of trouble, but they just left for week of hiking in the mountains near Taos, New Mexico. When they get to Taos, they are likely to be told about an exciting new crochet shop in town run by a hunk of a man, all muscle. His name is Biker Mike. Perhaps part of the success of Biker Mike's Crochet Shop is because many of the single women in town enjoy being in the company of this strong but gentle man who gives crochet lessons and sells crochet supplies.
By coincidence when Richard was a detective, he once arrested a man with the nickname, Biker Mike. Could the once fearsome Biker Mike be the strong but gentle proprietor who runs Biker Mike's Crochet Shop and gives crochet lessons? If so, what might happen if Biker Mike meets Richard?
The novella, Biker Mike's Crochet Shop, is being proofread and edited. It is expected to be released as an e-book in the Richard Tracy Series for release in late summer of 2018. The question is whether or not Richard will be alive at the end of this book.