Dr. Matt Drummond is overwhelmed by police brutality and the racial suffering of men, women and children. Then the 1967 Detroit riot. Matt is as burned out as the city. Forty-three civilians are dead.
Obsessed with helping the victims he comes in conflict with the drug traffickers, numbers runners, rogue police, criminal abortionists and pimps. “The dealers of pain” frame him for an illegal abortion death.
Dr. Drummond is pursued by Detroit homicide and the criminals who need him dead.
An eclectic band of the street-wise: prostitutes, Black Panthers, Baptist ministers and professional fighters come together in a dangerous, desperate, long -shot attempt to save him.
Your heroes can compromise you. Muhammad Ali put me at risk. The first time I encountered Ali, then Cassius Clay, was on television. I was ten years old and saw this young black guy dressed in a tuxedo and top hat, brandishing a walking stick and reciting poetry. He was scheduled to fight Henry Cooper in England. The fight did not go as planned: Cooper knocked Cassius down with a left hook almost knocking him out. It would have blocked Clay’s path to a bout with Charles “Sonny” Liston and a shot…
I'm excited to announce Sickos Psychos and Saints, a collection of my short stories released under my pen name Burson Richards is now available!
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"This is a collection of medical fiction that will resonate with doctors and nurses, nursing students and medical students. The appeal should extend to those interested in medical ethics, medical and nursing education and hospital administration. It is an insider's view of the medical profession that will be of interest as well as shocking to the general public."
I tell stories of mystery and suspense; it’s fun. I draw on my long career in the practice of medicine. I have been inspired by people and events, and occasionally disturbed.
I like to tell a good story but would also like to expose the reader to a pernicious and perhaps unalterable change in healthcare. That is the domination of the doctor-patient relationship by computers and bureaucrats.