Race for the Dying
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2014
Duration: 12 hours 16 minutes
Where there's fraud,there's murder.
A newly minted graduate of the University of PennsylvaniaMedical School in 1890, Dr. Thomas Parks heads to the big timber country ofPuget Sound to practice trauma medicine. An hour after stepping off the boat,he's nearly crushed to death by a less-than-surefooted mule and finds himself apatient rather than a physician. As he convalesces, he discovers that his host,a venerable physician friend of his father's, is running anelaborate medical scam, selling worthless concoctions nationwide, with enormoussales.
Besides doing his best to treat patients while he himselfhobbles about with one functioning eye, one hand, and one leg, Dr. Thomas mustdecide whether to expose the old family friend. Things become even morecomplicated when his host's daughter, Alvi, falls in love with Thomas, for exposingthe scam would destroy her father.