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Beautiful ballerina Nicole Hudson, who rose to Broadway stardom from a heartbreaking childhood, is stirred by flowers and letters from a secret admirer who is inspired by her dancing. His letters hint at a great aspiration he has and at his despair over obstacles thwarting him.
Her secret admirer is David Lang, a young doctor with a medical breakthrough---a way of re-growing damaged nerves to cure brain and spinal-cord injuries. David’s frustration arises because his experimental treatment, which he believes to be safe, requires approval from New York’s health system, CareFree, a bureaucracy wracked with cost overruns and other, politically motivated priorities. To David’s chagrin, it will take years for him to get through the red tape.
When the ballerina, Nicole, suffers a brain injury that leaves her blind, her only hope is David’s new cure. She never imagines that the neurosurgeon treating her is also her secret admirer.
Nicole learns of the new treatment and pleads with David to try it on her. Moved by her desperation, he does the unthinkable. He performs the first of two brain surgeries on Nicole. The second operation must follow within weeks, if she is to regain her sight.
David’s illegal surgery unleashes a firestorm. His license is suspended, and he is ordered to discontinue Nicole’s treatment or face jail. David vows to complete Nicole’s treatment, no matter the price. Mortified that he could lose his license and be jailed, Nicole refuses further treatment.
Will she ever see again?
What will happen when David is forced to take on the whole system---and the powerful, unswerving official who runs it---to fight for his work, his ideals, and the woman he loves?
An unusual hero, a tender love story, a revolutionary medical breakthrough, and a bitter conflict with the law converge in one explosive case.
Noble Vision won two national literary honors highly acclaimed in independent publishing: ForeWord magazine’s Book-of-the-Year and Writer’s Digest’s International Book Awards.
As innovative as its surgeon-protagonist, Noble Vision breaks the mold that encases much of today’s fiction. In an age in which plot stories and character studies, not to mention romances and thrillers, appear in distinctly separate categories of fiction, and thought-provoking themes are rare, Noble Vision combines a rich mix of story elements in one satisfying read. It is a nail-biting thriller, a passionate love story, and a duel of the conflicting ideologies piercing the heart of medicine today. If the current healthcare system has ever left you feeling frustrated, helpless, and afraid, Noble Vision will tell you why.
Noble Vision is considered “very highly recommended reading” by Midwest Book Review. The novel's dramatic portrayal of the struggle of a doctor who wants to practice his profession by his own judgment and conscience versus the dictates of a universal health system earned endorsements from American Medical Association past president Edward Annis, syndicated columnist Walter Williams, magazine magnate Steve Forbes, and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman.
Noble Vision is published by Winged Victory Press, whose mission is to publish stories of unusual people doing unusual things, stories with something vitally important to say, and stories that inspire us to fight for our freedom and individuality.
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People who are inspired by the novels and philosophy of Ayn Rand will enjoy this author's work.
Genevieve (Gen) LaGreca won two national literary awards for Noble Vision, her gripping novel about a visionary doctor who wants to practice medicine by his own judgment and conscience, but his state’s health system requires otherwise. The novel won a ForeWord magazine Book-of-the-Year Award and was a finalist in the Writer’s Digest 13th international book awards---two of the most prestigious honors in the world of independent publishing.
Gen is a former pharmaceutical chemist and a fiction and social-commentary writer. She’s been a guest on the Glenn Beck Show, and her commentaries have appeared in the Orange County Register, Daily Caller, Real Clear Politics, Rocky Mountain News, Gainesville Sun, and other publications. She has been a lively guest speaker at the national conference, FreedomFest, and she has discussed her gripping novel on the Barry Farber Show and other talk-radio programs.
Asked what moved her to write Noble Vision, author Gen LaGreca replies, “After years of working in the healthcare industry, I feel as if I’m witnessing the slow death of something great, something that shouldn’t be allowed to die---America’s gold standard of medicine.” Why did she choose to write fiction? “Ever since I read Gone With the Wind at age 13, I’ve been enthralled by sweeping novels that capture a historic moment in an unforgettable way. I wanted to tell the story of what’s happening in medicine today---how it, too, could be gone with the wind---through the spellbinding magic of fiction.”
Gen is currently working on two more novels, and she has completed the screenplay adaptation of Noble Vision. For more information, see: www.WingedVictoryPress.com.
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Book Description Winged Victory Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0974457981
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