My newest book is fiction without even a hint of a ghost or a haunted restaurant. While I enjoy writing fiction,
I missed being on the road looking for ghosts lurking in cemeteries and interviewing business owners who consider
their ghosts members of their family. The research for Toxic Transplant, however, was fascinating especially after
talking with transplant recipients and medical professionals, including those in the Organ Donor Network.
Toxic Transplant, which I co-authored with Barbara Nienstedt, is a medical murder mystery exploring unforeseen
consequences of organ transplants. This is a cutting edge medical thriller leaping into the world of organ
transplants. A prominent transplant surgeon, illegal drugs, a murder at a prestigious hospital and a trial where
it is impossible to have a win win verdict. This is a page turning thriller with an ending that will leave the
best armchair detective speechless.
Some of you have asked if the experiences of the transplant recipients we cited were true. The characters in the
book are strictly fiction. But the cases that were used as illustrations of cellular memory have been based on the
real experiences of transplant recipients. They have been reported in some studies, newspapers, and our interviews
with heart recipients and medical professionals.