Medical Thriller

A Doctor Becomes an Unwitting Killer

February 12, 2013
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On a chilly January morning, anesthesiologist Dr. Jenna Reiner makes her daily drive to St. Augustine Hospital, completely unaware that her life is about to change forever.

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One of the surgical scrub technicians in her hospital has been stealing syringes and infecting patients with hepatitis C.

In Kate O’Reilley‘s thriller “It’s Nothing Personal,” Dr. Reiner administers anesthesia that morning unaware that she’s holding a murder weapon in her hand. She’ll soon find out that not only was her hospital at risk, but her entire life is about to be turned upside down.

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The scrub tech’s addiction evolves into a public health scare. And the battle against the thieving surgical technician is only the beginning. The ensuing medical malpractice suit filed by ruthless attorney Allison Anders becomes the battle of Jenna Reiner’s life – the fight for her reputation, her pride, and her sanity.

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In an interview posted on her website, Kate O’Reilley was asked, “What is the hardest part of being an anesthesiologist?”

How long do you have? (Kate chuckles) There are so many challenges. Obviously, there is the ever-present danger that, at any moment, things can go wrong. Even during the simplest procedures, I never let my guard down. Maintaining that level of intensity can be exhausting.

There is also the challenge of having the guts to stand up for what is right. Being the patient’s advocate doesn’t always make me the surgeon’s friend. Undeniably, there is a strong business component to the world of medicine. Cancelling cases disrupts the OR schedule and costs everyone in the system money. By nature, I am soft-spoken and low key. Confrontation is not my strong suit. I would have to say that having the courage to confront an overbearing surgeon is one of the hardest things I have to do.

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