a special interview today with author R. Arundel about his medical suspense thriller novel, The Face Transplant.
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Arundel is a practising surgeon. This experience brings realism to the story.
The novel asks what would happen if a surgeon were to develop the perfect face
transplant. This would allow people to
have a new face, in essence create a new identity. You can create the perfect
double, the perfect Doppelganger.
journey of suspense, murder, and sacrifice
MacAulay is a facial transplant surgeon at a prestigious New York hospital.
When his friend and mentor, Tom Grabowski, dies under mysterious circumstances,
Matthew uncovers his friend’s secret: a new technique that allows perfect
facial transplants. No incisions, no scars. Tom was able to accomplish this
monumental feat with the help of Alice, a supercomputer robot with almost human
abilities. While trying to find the people responsible for murdering Tom,
Matthew realizes he is the prime suspect. He must flee for his life with the
help of Dr. Sarah Larsson, a colleague and reluctant helper, who has a secret
of her own, and Alice, who helps them make sense of a baffling series of
seemingly unrelated events. The clues carry Matthew and Sarah around the world.
They stumble onto a sinister plot of monumental proportions that leads Matthew
all the way to the White House.
The Face Transplant is a powerful
medical suspense thriller of the first order. The novel was written by a
surgeon who weaves politics, medicine, and espionage into a tightly paced,
Excerpt from The Face Transplant:
tremors, the leg weakness. I put it all together. ALS.”
know what you’re saying?” “ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A
progressive neuro-muscular disorder with no cure. You will stop walking one
day, and finally, you will lose control of all your muscles.”
Sarah punches in the code to lock the anesthetic machine.
soon, how it is going to end.”
chance—I have to live. Give me that chance.”
that to you. I refuse to have you look after me in the prime of your life. I’m
going to be on a ventilator, not able to move any muscle in my body. I’m going
to end up being only able to use my eyes. Totally locked in a useless body.”
watch. I like to be on time.
My whole life is practically on that phone.
literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Pepys. 17th Century London seemed like a fascinating place.
book is set in a different world where children battle adults. It’s not a fair
fight because the children have special powers. Lord of the Rings meets Lord of
your own writing?
Crichton, Agatha Christie, Stephen King