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About the author:
George Beddingfield is a physician. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia, attended Emory University, and earned his MD degree from Tulane University. After residencies he practiced thoracic surgery in the U.S. Air Force as well as in Wisconsin and California, later conducting hospital accreditation surveys for The Joint Commission. He retired from active practice and from hospital surveying in 2008 to devote himself full time to fiction writing. George published UNANNOUNCED, an earlier Jonathan Harding/Peter Larsen novel in 2011. CONDITIONAL was triggered by a single moment that occurred during his career as an accreditation surveyor. George lives in San Antonio, Texas.


Authored by George Beddingfield

Greed can be a lethal weapon in the hands of persons with power. CONDITIONAL, is a medical thriller which follows Dr. Jonathan Harding, a hospital accreditation surveyor, and his two colleagues, a nurse and a hospital administrator, during their 2005 assignment to survey a group of hospitals in the Dallas area.
The three run afoul of Larry Sullivan, a sociopathic hospital CEO, when the outcome of his hospital's survey is conditional accreditation. Obsessed by greed, Sullivan also manages a profitable relationship with the drug cartels of northern Mexico. He fears the less than perfect outcome of his hospital's just-completed survey will threaten his expected year-end bonus-money he urgently needs to pay off a huge debt to the Mexican drug lords.
A lifelong bully, Sullivan irrationally blames the survey team for his hospital's poor performance. He rallies his clandestine associates to strong-arm the survey team to change their report to his advantage. His malicious actions cause stalking, assault, kidnapping, and painful injury to the medical team while carrying out their hospital inspections.
Peter Larsen, a young, handsome, and gum-chewing FBI agent, collaborates closely with the medical team to rescue the kidnapped surveyor and to unravel Sullivan's link to the Mexican cartels.

Publication Date:
1475119143 / 9781475119145
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Medical

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