Monday, July 8, 2019

Robert I. Katz – HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase features If A Tree Falls which is included in the Do No Harm Medical Thrillers Collection

Today the HBS Author's Spotlight is showcasing Author Robert I. Katz and the book set: Do No Harm: A Collection of 17 Seventeen Medical Thrillers written by USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best-selling authors! These are some of the BEST DEALS from outstanding Authors for the Kindle at Amazon. Pre-Order NOW.

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Robert I. Katz novel is included: If A Tree Falls

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Seventeen Medical Thrillers

Author: Robert I. Katz

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DO NO HARM is an extraordinary, limited collection of medical thrillers written by USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best-selling authors!Do you crave reading books with nail-biting suspense, twisted plots and great characters who get caught up in whirlwinds of crime, deception and lies?

Do you love sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering who will survive...and who won't?

From the mountains of West Virginia, to acute care hospitals, the battlefields of the Middle East and the hallowed halls of our educational system, join us for these incredible stories of healthcare gone wrong.

Author: Robert I. Katz

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction, Science Fiction

Website: Robert I. Katz
Twitter: @robertikatz
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Author Description: I grew up on Long Island, in a pleasant, suburban town about 30 miles from New York City. I loved to read from a very early age and graduated from Columbia in 1974 with a degree in English. Not encouraged by the job prospects for English majors at the time, I went on to medical school at Northwestern, where in addition to my medical degree, I acquired a life-long love of deep dish pizza. I did a residency in Anesthesiology at Columbia Presbyterian and spent most of my career at Stony Brook, where I ultimately attained the academic rank of Professor and Vice-Chairman for Administration, Department of Anesthesiology.

When I was a child, I generally read five or more books per week, and even then, I had a dim sense that I could do at least as well as many of the stories that I was reading. Finally, around 1985, with a job and a family and my first personal computer, I began writing. I quickly discovered that it was not as easy as I had imagined, and like most beginning writers, it took me many years to produce a publishable work of fiction. My first novel, Edward Maret: A Novel of the Future, came out in 2001. It won the ASA Literary Prize for 2001 and received excellent reviews from Science Fiction Chronicle, InfinityPlus, Scavenger's Newsletter and many others.

My agent at the time urged me to write mysteries, as mysteries are supposed to have a larger readership and be easier to publish than science fiction. Since I have read almost as many mysteries as science fiction and fantasy, and since I enjoy them just as much, I had no objection to this plan. The Kurtz and Barent mystery series, Surgical Risk, The Anatomy Lesson and Seizure followed between 2002 and 2009. Reviewers have compared them favorably to Patricia Cornwell and Robin Cook and they've received positive reviews from The Midwest Book Review, Mystery Review Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Lady M's Mystery International, Mystery Scene Magazine, Library Journal and many others.

In 2014, I published a science fiction short story, "To the Ends of the Earth in the Deep Blue Sea" on Kindle for Amazon. Since then, I have made all of my previously published novels available for purchase on Kindle and now, in June, 2017 I am about to embark on a new venture. I will be publishing new novels on Kindle, the first of which is entitled The Cannibal's Feast. It's a science fiction story of corporate warfare in space. The next, coming out in early 2018, will be another science fiction novel tentatively entitled The City of Dust, a tale set on an abandoned world after the collapse of the First Interstellar Empire of Mankind.

Author's Book List

If A Tree Falls
Richard Kurtz thought that covering for another surgeon in the West Virginia mountains would be a pleasant way to spend a few weeks…until fifteen bodies are discovered in a shallow grave.

The Well of Time - The Chronicles of the Second Interstellar Empire of Mankind Book 5

Michael Glover, a military genius of the First Empire awakened from cold sleep after two thousand years, has spearheaded the Second Empire’s efforts against the Imperium.

But once the Imperium is defeated, it becomes apparent that the war is not over.

Second Empire ships are still being hijacked and Second Empire citizens sold into slavery. Spies and saboteurs continue to bore from within.

The Empire has enemies and those enemies are more powerful than the Second Empire can imagine.

Michael Glover and his crew are determined to discover the source of the conspiracy but before they can do so, a fleet of advanced ships, as large and as dangerous as the ships of the Second Empire, pose a new challenge to the Imperial worlds.

As the Empire teeters on the brink, Michael Glover must search for the final clue at the hidden Well of Time.

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The Empire of Ruin - The Chronicles of the Second Interstellar Empire of Mankind Book 4

Two thousand years ago, Michael Glover was a soldier. He still is.

In command of one of the most advanced ships ever built, posing as an itinerant merchant captain, Michael Glover has wandered from world to world, building his unorthodox crew and trying without success to avoid trouble.

He found a refuge for the citizens of Chronos, who fled a pocket Universe about to implode, and he helped Douglas Oliver, the Secretary General of Illyria, uncover the deadly plans of a rogue military commander allied with the slaver network, and now Michael Glover has accepted a commission to spy for naval intelligence.

The slaver network is expanding. The worlds and habitats of the Second Empire have come under attack from unknown adversaries. The enemy hits and runs and vanishes, slowly sapping the Empire’s strength.

The outlines of an Empire wide conspiracy can dimly be seen and so far, all attempts to identify the enemy have failed.

The Empire has almost unimaginable power, but power is worthless with no one to fight.

Michael Glover has been given a mission but he will carry out his mission in any way that he sees fit, because Michael Glover has secrets of his own.

What is a soldier to do when faced with overwhelming odds? Whatever is necessary…

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The Empire of Dust - The Chronicles of the Second Interstellar Empire of Mankind Book 3

Michael Glover survived every mission the Empire assigned him and then he survived the revolution that ended it all.

>>>But can he survive when everything he knew and held dear has vanished into the past?

Awakened after 2000 years to find a new Empire rising to replace the old, Michael is given a second chance to make a difference. Can he take advantage of that chance? Does he even want to?

Trouble is brewing among the stars. Ships are vanishing. Military bases are being attacked. Chaos is spreading. Is this random piracy or a wide-spread conspiracy?

Naval intelligence is desperate to find out and Michael Glover, a soldier without a country, a man thought dead for over 2000 years, reluctantly decides that he cannot stand by when duty calls.

>>>It’s a new Empire but the same old mission, and Michael Glover, deep in his soul, is still a soldier who can be counted on.

But Michael Glover has an independent streak. He’ll carry out the mission but he’ going to do it in his own inimitable way, whether naval intelligence likes it or not.

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The City of Ashes - The Chronicles of the Second Interstellar Empire of Mankind Book 2

Douglas survived the siege, but will he survive the tournament?

The contest takes place every five years. The best and brightest fight for riches and glory. But the hidden battle isn’t with fists or weapons, it’s a game of words and diplomacy. Behind the scenes deals are being struck. Sides are being chosen. And betrayal is in the air.

Does this mean war?

>>>Can Douglas uncover the truth?

And if he wins, can he survive long enough to enjoy his victory?

As the game unfolds, the Grand Tournament is just the opening gambit. What comes next will blow you away.

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The Game Players of Meridien - Chronicles of the Second Interstellar Empire of Mankind Book 1

Douglas Oliver loves to play games. Playing games is in his blood.

Douglas Oliver’s ancestors were genetically engineered to be perfect soldiers for the Imperial armies. The Empire has been gone for 3000 years but it’s legacy remains. Strong, fast, smart and aggressive, the people of Illyria relish competition of every sort.

In Meridien, the richest nation on Illyria, the greatest game of all is the Game of Life, and in the Game of Life, keeping score is simple. Status, riches and power mean that you’re winning, but the rulers of Meridien know that too much competition can destroy everything. The Guilds and the Guild Council ensure that the rules of the Game are followed.

>>>The Game Becomes an All-Out War

Douglas Oliver is nowhere near the most powerful player in the Game, but he’s young and he’s successful. He has time. He understands the rules and he isn’t afraid of being challenged, until a challenge arrives from an unknown agent and suddenly, the Game is no longer just a game. It’s an all-out war with Douglas Oliver at its center, a war that threatens everything and everyone that he loves.

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Brighton Beach - Kurtz and Barent Mysteries Book 5

Surgeon Richard Kurtz has no idea what's going on, and this bothers him. It bothers him a lot.

Kurtz has the typical surgeon’s deep-seated mania for control and right now, too many things are happening, none of which make sense.

His most recent patient, an undercover cop, has had his brain scrambled by a sniper’s bullet. Another patient is dying because an incompetent colleague made one mistake too many. A third patient got hit by a car after OD’ing on a new, unknown narcotic, and Steven Hayward and his wife, both drug dealers, were found dead in bed with their detached heads propped up on the kitchen counter.

Not that any of this is Kurtz’ business. Kurtz is a police surgeon but as everybody keeps reminding him, police surgeons aren’t cops. They’re surgeons.

Kurtz and police detective Lew Barent have solved three improbable murders at Easton Medical Center. These latest murders have nothing to do with Kurtz…until more patients overdose, more bodies start to appear and a Russian mobster warns him to mind his own business.

How does the Russian mob fit into things?

Who is doing what to whom?

Kurtz can’t resist asking questions, but the wrong questions asked of the wrong people could get him killed.

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The Chairmen - Kurtz and Barent Mysteries Book 4

Richard Kurtz has helped the police solve three murders in the past two years and he hoped that his involvement in crime fighting was over.

But life seems to have other ideas.

Kurtz has settled back into work as a general surgeon, teaching students and residents and planning his wedding to graphic artist Lenore Brinkman, but things are not so placid as they seem in Staunton College of Medicine.

The Chairman of Cardiac Surgery is about to retire. The Chairman of Anesthesiology is making himself so obnoxious that his department is in open revolt and the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology is being stalked by a lunatic.

Lew Barent and Harry Moran are murder cops. Petty harassment is not their usual crime, but as petty harassment escalates into vandalism and then assault, the College of Medicine finds itself under siege, and Kurtz, Barent and Moran are once again thrown into the center of the mayhem.

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Seizure - Kurtz and Barent Mysteries Book 3

A Surgeon Living the High Life… and a Detective that Can’t Wait to Retire! Richard Kurtz is a surgeon with a growing practice, a luxury apartment on the East Side of Manhattan and a beautiful girlfriend. Lew Barent is a police detective. He has chronic migraine headaches, a son-in-law he can barely stand and a job that he's looking forward to leaving.

>>>Third Time’s a Charm… Unless You’re Dealing with Murder

Kurtz and Barent have solved two improbable murders at Easton Medical Center and neither of them are expecting a third, but when elderly philanthropist Eleanor Herbert dreams that she's witnessed a murder and a young hospital administrator is found strangled, Kurtz and Barent are drawn into a twisted tale of greed, conspiracy and long simmering revenge.

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The Anatomy Lesson - Kurtz and Barent Mysteries Book 2

While trying to put the past behind him, surgeon Richard Kurtz finds himself swept up into another murder investigation

The murder of his former girlfriend, Sharon Lee, has been solved, and surgeon Richard Kurtz has finally managed to put the past behind him, settling back into a routine of teaching medical students and residents and taking care of patients. He has a new love interest in graphic artist Lenore Brinkman and life has seemingly returned to normal when Rod Mahoney, an anatomy professor at Staunton College of Medicine, is found brutally murdered in his office.

>>>A murder so horrific that even a seasoned detective is shocked

Lew Barent has seen a lot of dead bodies in his job as a homicide detective but even he is horrified by what has been done to Rod Mahoney. Richard Kurtz had been reluctantly drawn into the investigation of Sharon Lee’s death but his assistance had proven to be vital. Barent is confident that he can count on Kurtz once again, even more so when he discovers that Mahoney and Kurtz were old friends.

>>>The victim has no apparent enemies, but hunting for the killer will reveal unexpected dangers

Rod Mahoney had led a quiet life, with a happy family and a job that he loved. Mahoney had no obvious enemies but somebody had hated him enough to murder him and to tear his body into pieces. Determined to discover who killed Rod Mahoney, and why, Kurtz and Barent suddenly find themselves investigating a twisted tale of bitter regret and decades-old revenge. But powerful forces don’t want this murder solved, and Kurtz finds that while he is hunting a murderer, the murderer is hunting him.

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Surgical Risk - Kurtz and Barent Mysteries Book 1

Do you love a hero who pulls no punches and never gives up?

Richard Kurtz has a reputation as a tough guy, a reputation that he considers absurd, despite the 300 pound biker on a drug induced rampage who Kurtz recently knocked out in the ER. Kurtz is a surgeon, a good surgeon, if he does say so himself (which he does, despite the old joke about how if you ask a surgeon to name the three best surgeons in the world, he'll have trouble thinking of the other two). He has a luxury apartment on the East side, a good-looking girlfriend and a busy practice.

>>>A surgeon pulled into a world of murder, betrayal and vengeance

Kurtz demands the best, from himself, from his colleagues and from his residents, and he never runs from a fight. So when former girlfriend Sharon Lee is found strangled in a hospital call room, Kurtz cannot resist getting involved...and along with police detective Lew Barent, he soon finds himself embroiled in a twisted tale of murder, betrayal and brutal revenge.

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The Cannibal's Feast
Do you love love science fiction full of action and adventure? Do you love reading books with a cast of larger-than-life characters set on a galactic stage with the stars as background?

If you do, then you will love The Cannibal’s Feast.

The time is the twenty-fifth century. Ships move faster than light. Interstellar travel has become common. The Industrial Congress, a loose association of humanity’s largest, most powerful corporations, and its military arm, the Comity, tries to keep the peace in Sol system between endlessly feuding corporations. Governments are obsolete. Earth is a sleepy backwater.

Matthew Braden, a young man from a run-down habitat in Earth orbit is determined to succeed. Matthew is a Generalist, flexible, adaptable, highly intelligent and able to function well in almost any environment or situation. Assigned to Cygnus, the Security Division of the Biotek-Itachi Gesselschaft, Matthew’s mind and body have been modified with enhanced senses and increased physical abilities. Sent on a secret mission to make contact and establish trade with an advanced alien species, Matthew’s ship is destroyed by the forces of the Hyperion-Narita Combine, Biotek’s principal corporate adversary. Now condemned to labor in a slave camp on an unregistered planet, Matthew finds his new abilities stretched to the limit.

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Edward Maret - A Novel of the Future

The Count of Monte Cristo meets Robocop!

If you love tortured heroes in impossible situations facing long odds with little chance of success...but who know how to rise to a challenge and who never give up, then you will love Edward Maret!

It's a futuristic space opera with elements of romance and a touch of philosophy thrown in.

Edward Maret is a happy man. He is young rich, carefree and engaged to be married, but Edward Maret has enemies. His cousin Philip wants his money. Vincent FitzMichael wants his fiancee, and Jason Deseret, a man with a dangerous secret, fears that Edward Maret can destroy him.

Six years later, the cyborg corps is humanity's first line of defense against the alien Kliya, and cyborg AX-17 is one of the best: swift, skilled and deadly. His memories stolen from him, his face and body mutilated beyond recognition, cyborg A-17 has no choice but to obey the orders of his human masters, until AX-17 is unexpectedly set free, and Edward Maret returns, to seek revenge.

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