Weapon of Choice by Patricia Gussin
A Laura Nelson Thriller

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Life is good for Dr. Laura Nelson. Her kids have their ups and downs, but seem well adjusted to high school and college; her research project at the university is going well; and she is highly regarded as the chief of surgery at Tampa City Hospital.  This sense of tranquility is disrupted when she is drawn into the diagnosis of the first case of HIV/AIDS seen in Tampa.

But the challenge of this new disease is dwarfed by the disaster that impacts Laura's life a few days later.  A highly resistant bacterial infection is raging in the surgical intensive care unit, and patients are dying.  To make matters worse, Laura's daughter is exposed to the bacteria and begins to show symptoms.

Desperate at this point, Laura calls her young friend, Dr. Stacy Jones, at the CDC in Atlanta.  Stacy arrives in Tampa, unaware that a deadly plot is underway in Atlanta as a covert white supremacist cell plans an unthinkable attack on a massive scale.

Caught in the middle, Laura and Stacy encounter an opportunity to connect the Tampa nightmare with the impending Atlanta devastation. But can they prevent it?

About Patricia Gussin

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Patricia Gussin is a physician who grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, practiced in Philadelphia and now lives on Longboat Key, FL. She is also the author of Shadow of Death, Thriller Award nominee for "Best First Novel", Twisted Justice, The Test, and And Then There Was One. She and her husband, Robert, are the authors of What's Next For ... You.
Published November 6, 2012 by Oceanview Publishing. 326 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in 1985, Gussin’s mildly engrossing third medical thriller featuring Dr. Laura Nelson (after 2007’s Twisted Justice) finds the thoracic surgeon facing Tampa City (Fla.) Hospital’s first-ever HIV/A

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There is an AIDs patient that is making the staff a bit nervous and as soon as he leaves the ICU and is transferred to another hospital the rest of the patients in the ICU come down with an undiagnosed disease and they are getting sicker by the minute.

Jul 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Weapon of Choice: A Laura Nel...

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