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thumbnail_A13B3CF8-5B8E-4D1B-B333-00607D71A241What they don’t know can’t hurt them…or can it?

In What They Don’t Know, a young reporter named Cheyenne Rose has become a household name in journalism after covering the death of her fiancé.

Two years later, despite her incredible success and popularity, she feels alone and unloved. Then she meets the Reid family, and she instantly gravitates toward their simple and honest love for each other

When eight-year-old Ridge Reid’s younger brother develops kidney failure, he agrees to donate one of his kidneys to save his brother’s life. But Ridge unexpectedly dies on the table, the doctor who performed the surgery disappears into thin air, and Cheyenne reluctantly finds herself thrust into the most important story of her career.

Cheyenne quickly learns she’s dealing with a cover-up that extends far beyond a single surgery in a single hospital. And when her informants start turning up dead, she realizes the people responsible will do almost anything to keep their secret.

Cheyenne is approached by a man who promises answers, and her desire to know the truth clouds her judgment. She understands too late that she has made a critical error that may cost her her life—or worse.

What They Don’t Know  will appeal to fans of medical thrillers young and old alike. It is a vivid story about a topic that is intriguing, relevant and timely—the challenge presented by limited healthcare resources.

What They Don’t Know was published by Nightlark Publishing on June 6, 2017. Rights were transitioned completely to the author in March, 2018. It is available at Page 158 Books, Quail Ridge Books, and online at Amazon.com.


What They Don't Know

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    • Saw your post in the Huffington Post about the opioid epidemic. Due to the changes that the government has recently made, we are having a really hard time getting my mother’s pain pill prescription filled. She is in constant pain due to a number of health issues. She is 98 years old. At this point in her life, what difference does it make if she gets addicted? She is bed-ridden, so it’s not like she is going to run out and start robbing banks to support her habit. Side effects? Again, at this point, it’s not a real concern. Why can’t she be allowed to live out what little bit of life she has left without pain?
      Sorry – just venting.


      • I want to make sure this is very clear: I am a proponent of using pain medications in the appropriate scenario, and, without knowing the details of your mom’s case, this seems to be an appropriate use of them. There is a big difference between the palliative use of these medications in a patient whose goal is to relieve suffering at what seems to be the end of their life (even if there is no immediate life-threatening illness, she is bedridden and suffering) and the unregulated use of them in young or middle-aged patients whose primary goal is to regain their ability to work, take care of their children, and enjoy physical activities.

        This is exactly what I worry about happening if we don’t police ourselves and the government feels compelled to do it for us: regulations can limit what we feel to be appropriate use of opioids to the detriment of our patients.


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