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Noble Vision

Author: Gen LaGreca
Publisher: Winged Victory Press • 2005 • 352 pages

NOBLE VISION is a medical drama that won two national literary honors acclaimed in independent publishing. It was a ForeWord magazine Book-of-the-Year Finalist, and it was a Writer’s Digest Book Awards finalist, one only six picks among 500 entries.

This medical and romance thriller is considered “very highly recommended reading” by Midwest Book Review and earned endorsements from American Medical Association past president Edward Annis, syndicated columnist Walter Williams, magazine magnate Steve Forbes, and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman.

The story begins with beautiful ballerina Nicole Hudson, who rose to Broadway stardom from a heartbreaking childhood. She is stirred by flowers and letters from a secret admirer who is inspired by her dancing. His letters hint at a great aspiration he has and at his despair over obstacles thwarting him.

Her secret admirer is David Lang, a young neurosurgeon with a medical breakthrough—a way of re-growing damaged nerves to cure brain and spinal-cord injuries. David’s frustration arises because his experimental treatment, which he believes to be safe, requires approval from New York’s health system, CareFree, a bureaucracy wracked with cost overruns and other, politically motivated priorities. To David’s despair, it will take years to get through the red tape.

Then an accident happens that will change life as they know it for David and Nicole. She suffers a devastating injury, and her only hope is David’s new cure. She never imagines that the neurosurgeon treating her is also her secret admirer.

What will happen when David is forced to take on the whole system—and the powerful, unswerving official who runs it—to fight for his work, his ideals, and the woman he loves?

A revolutionary medical breakthrough, a poignant romance, and a bitter conflict with the law converge in one explosive case.

As innovative as its surgeon-protagonist, NOBLE VISION is an against-the-grain political and medical novel that breaks the mold encasing much of today’s fiction. In an age in which plot stories and character studies, not to mention romances and thrillers, appear in separate categories of fiction, and thought-provoking themes are rare, NOBLE VISION combines a rich mix of story elements in one satisfying read. It is a nail-biting thriller, a passionate romance, and a duel of the conflicting ideologies piercing the heart of medicine today. If the current healthcare system and the arrival of ObamaCare leave you feeling uneasy, uncertain—and afraid—NOBLE VISION will tell you why.

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