A Jack Sharp, MD novel
It has been a few years since my last Jack Sharp, MD novel, Witness in the Window. My last novel, Crisis on the Ice was written with a different style and had a whole new list of characters. Once again Jack gets caught up in a mystery and murder in my newest novel, Ransomware and Murder.
For me writing a novel is a daily activity. I spend 30 – 45 minutes nearly every morning writing the first draft. I typically takes about a year to complete the draft this way. It isn’t very efficient but I enjoy the journey. For this novel, I also chose to hire a professional editor. I believe my novels should get better and better and I decided that getting professional outside help was one way to improve upon my method. Time will tell if it paid off but I know has made this novel perhaps my best. Together with marketing advice, I hope to be able to have a successful book launch by May this year.
The following is my synopsis for Ransomware and Murder: A Jack Sharp, MD novel.
Jack’s Family Practice office is in trouble. Their finances just don’t make sense and as hard as Jack and his partners work, they can’t understand why they aren’t doing better. Just as they come up with some strategies for improvement, they’re hacked!
Detective Rebecca Sweate’s plate is filling up fast. While dealing with a murder investigation centered in St. Francis Hospital, St. Francis is hacked! The city offices are hacked! Pulled in different directions Detective Sweate has her hands tied when they lose computer access. She can’t decide if this murder is tied to the cyber-attack but she will pit her best officers and information technologists against the hacker. Then, as if she doesn’t have enough to deal with, the FBI comes in to take over.
Married only a few years, Jack is trying to adapt to raising a teenager. His adopted daughter is growing up fast and he realizes how little he knows about teens. The struggles in his office weigh on his mind and a dark cloud rising up from his past, draws him in. Before he even knows he’s at risk, Jack becomes a victim.
If you’re new to Jack Sharp, MD, you could start now with the first of the series, Congo Mission. While the current novel is not dependent upon having read previous ones, it does have elements from each of them. They are all available as Ebooks and as paperbacks.by