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'The Death Pit': Who Is Responsible for the Deaths of Young Women at a Detroit Hospital?

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2009 -- The unexplained death of a young woman at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital following a tubal ligation was considered a tragic loss. The second such death sent shock waves through the hospital's surgical department, flamed by the hospital's mortality committee review. A fourth similar death resulted in surgical privileges being suspended and the hiring of Cole Buchanan, an experienced forensic pathologist, to determine the cause of the deaths.

In his new medical thriller, "The Death Pit" (published by iUniverse -, Dr. Michael Wright tells how Dr. Buchanan determines the deaths were murders - but he doesn't know how. Following his insistence, the
hospital informs the Detroit Police, and Detective Joe Braun, a former Detroit Lions player, is assigned to the case. Enter old Father Pick, a diplomat of the Vatican, and a fanatic advocate against birth control. After becoming a hindrance to the Detroit's Corktown area Catholic Church, his ministering is relegated to midnight mass, when he rants about procreation, and is heard by a disturbed young man who served as one of his altar boys. He believes his indulgence to enter Heaven is to kill those who failed to heed Pick's words. The murders begin. Wright's novel is a tale of science, murder, politics, religion and romance. The detailed descriptions of medical procedures, along with insight into medical politics, add a unique element of interest and intrigue.

About the Author

The author is a certified specialist in internal medicine whose personal observation of the de-professionalizing of America's medical care is based on more than 30 years of experience. In his first novel, "Godless Medicine," Dr.
Michael F. Wright exemplifies the status of America's medical system, expounding on the dangers Americans face as doctors and patients become progressively controlled by governmental regulations. He hopes to draw awareness to the path medicine is being forced down and stimulate people to help protect their future medical care. His second novel, "The Sixth Cow," also was a medical thriller. Wright lives north of Austin, Texas, with his wife and children.

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