Transplant by Dr. John Elefteriades (Berkley Books, Summer 2014)
In a riveting medical thriller. Dr. Elefteriades tells the story of a top heart surgeon who is kidnapped, seduced, threatened with an unspeakable loss -- all to make him perform a forbidden procedure. This book features cutting-edge technology, a medical fiction blending medical ethcs, a fast read that keeps pages turning.
Witness by Paul Batista
A well-loved former football star, now a high-profile
lawyer, is murdered while jogging in Central Park .
His unfinished trial involves the indictment of a Congressmen
and a dozen truckers on racketeering charges, and it
grows apparent to his widow that he was involved with
laundering money. Her search for his killer leads to
an international crime syndicate, her contacts start
losing their lives, and she begins to fear for her own.
The author is a one of America 's best known trial lawyers
due to frequent appearances on CNN, Court TV, and MSNBC.
Batista has authored several books on racketeering and
has had articles published in The New York Times,
The Wall Street Journal, and The National
Law Journal. In addition, his poetry has appeared
in national literary magazines such as Press
and Parnassus. Endorsement blurbs from Alan
Dershowitz, Nancy Grace of CNN. Film and television
rights available. Independent Publisher Book
Awards 2007 - Silver Medalist in the Mystery Category,
Given By IPPY.
Jumping Over Fire, by Nahid
(City Lights, 2006)
Jumping Over Fire is the story of a forbidden
love affair with a sweeping backdrop of recent history
in Iran and between Iran and America. Publishers
Weekly said "Rachlin illuminates the private
and public consequences of the Islamic revolution in
her latest novel of 20th-century Iranian life. Nora
Ellahi, the daughter of an Iranian doctor and his American
wife, lives a sheltered life among the economic elite
of the oil city Masjid-e-Suleiman in the 1970s. While
dissatisfaction with the ruling Shah and resentment
of foreign influence spills over into street demonstrations,
Nora grows increasingly attracted to her adopted brother,
Jahan, a full Iranian, and their sexual affair blossoms
during a summer at their country house in Meigoon. Nora
and Jahan's illicit relationship plays out against the
backdrop of a restrictive society, and the burgeoning
revolution lends tension to each daily activity."
Her first novel, Foreigner, followed by two other
novels and a short story collection, Nahid Rachlin has
been widely reviewed in newspapers and magazines, including
The New York Times and The New Yorker.
She has been interviewed by Terry Gross at "All
Things Considered." Film and TV rights are available.
Her short story collection, Tehran Stories, is