After a thirty-plus year career as a cardiac surgeon in California, I decided to retire and moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I live now with my wife Bonnie and golden retriever Bentley.
Following many years spent in the operating room, I discovered my new passion—writing. I plan on writing many books so bookmark this site as I will be posting excerpts, blog posts and news.
Dr. Jack Murano, a prominent cardiac surgeon, is approaching his retirement. After spending thirty years in the operating room and handling many high pressures cases, he can’t make the transition to the next stage of his life. Murano realizes that he has no other interests and doesn’t know what to do besides taking care of his patients. All the years of commitment to his hospital work leave him estranged from his family. His children don’t come back after college, his wife finally asks for a separation. Only his dog remains faithful and the only companion. Drinking, carefully hidden during his entire professional life, now becomes a factor and Jack’s professional career ends up in a disaster. Facing the loss of his beloved dog after a car accident, Dr. Murano is brought to the brink. Then a miracle happens, and another, and yet another.
The story is about resurrections and how people, and animals, do help each other in dire circumstances. And about never giving up. Never.