Fatal Complications


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About Fatal Complications

Anyone Can Put You to Sleep. It’s the One Who Wakes You Up That’s Important

When a colleague’s patient suffers a bizarre reaction in the operating room, Luke Daulton, a newly minted anesthesiologist, volunteers to help. Despite the surgical team’s best efforts, the patient succumbs to a rare anesthetic complication. Luke becomes perplexed, even suspicious, over their inability to save the woman. Is it possible that the diagnosis was wrong? Or, worse yet, was the diagnosis faked? Luke even wonders if his boss Dr. Katz is involved.

Too busy with the rigors of new job and his pending fatherhood, Luke is forced to put his suspicions on hold. When his wife Kim faces a C-section, his fears are reignited. Could there be a murderer—or murderers—operating in his hospital? Could his wife’s obstetrician be involved? When the C-section goes horribly wrong, Luke must launch into action to save his wife and baby and expose the conspiracy he’s uncovered.


“An action-packed medical thriller from the opening page to its stunning end.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author

Fatal Complications is a medical thriller that will keep you up late into the night.” —D. P. Lyle, Macavity Award-winning author

“In a medical thriller that is equal parts King and Koontz, John Benedict delivers a devastating tale of infidelity, deception, and bad intentions, proving nothing paints a soul darker than desire, and trying to outrun the past is always the fastest way to fall.” —Joe Clifford, award-winning author of the Jay Porter Series

 “The OR scenes play out with satisfactory urgency.” —Publishers Weekly

“A terrifically entertaining medical thriller.” —Midwest Book Review