Mystery / Suspense / Historical

Can a Patient’s Silence Kill the Doctor?

May 3, 2013
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Indie author Birgitte Rasine

Verse in ArabicVerse in Arabic
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A respected physician in Cordoba, Spain, receives a mysterious phone call – a request to attend to the ailing daughter of a wealthy but secretive family in Madrid.

What seems to be a routine house call quickly turns into a disturbing labyrinth of intrigue and mystery, and a fight for the girl’s life, in Birgitte Rasine‘s novel “Verse in Arabic.”

The outcome of the battle will impact the doctor – and the journalist interviewing him – in ways neither imagined.

Set against the unstable political climate of General Franco’s Spain in the 1940s, and based on a bizarre real-life incident that remains unsolved to this day, “Verse in Arabic” twists medical ethics and psychosocial tyranny into a cord that pulls at your heart from both ends.

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The Indie Author Life

A writer must write. But what is she to do if writing means, well, writing? As in, cursive penmanship on a pad of paper?

In a recent blog post Birgitte Rasine tells of her visit to the Caribbean island of Providencia – and her decision to leave all 21st century writers’ tools behind:

I wrote everywhere. In the airport, on the plane, in the hammock after lunch while my 2-year-old slept cuddled next to me, but above all, I woke up early and went down to the shore to be inspired by the early morning light of the Caribbean sun.

Hard to focus? Yes. Constant background noise and interruptions? Absolutely. But all of this forced me to reach deep into my mental reserves and hold on to that cord of inspiration, hold the hand of the muse that lives within all writers and blocks out all interruption and noise. Some may call it meditation, others willpower; I call it the writer’s zen. Given the challenge, if you rise to it, you’ll find an extraordinary source of internal tranquility you can tap at any time, any place. It’s yours to take with you wherever you go.

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