It is the story of four people - a pretty princess, a dreaded don, a noble physician and an evil arch-rival. Painted across a wide canvas filled with multiple hues of love, lust, lies, greed, and scandals, the four characters criss-cross continents, touching cities like Delhi, Amritsar, New York, Chicago, Paris, Istanbul, Barcelone, Manila and Sydney.Padmashree Dr H S Rissam's medi-fiction, The Scalpel, scientillates through different levels of enigmatic stories and solves the mystery of one of the most grand-scaled medical thriller written in recent times. 'When a doctor writes a novel about the medical community cavorting with the mafia, would it be a work of fiction or would it be an attempt to showcase reality without the risk of a backlash. Dr Rissam is the Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Clinical Sciences.
An exciting and eclectic collection of short stories that brings out all those memories unforgettable, warm, thrilling, and at times embarrassing of life in school and college campuses. From hesitant first crushes and relationships to the angst and heartache of wanting to fit in but trying to look like it doesn t matter, and from the excited anticipation of midnight Maggi parties to campus ragging and the struggles and insecurities of a fresh graduate trying to find his calling in life these stories cover situations and instances familiar to anyone from their school and college days.
Written by well known authors and bloggers as well as first time writers some of whom are still living life on campuses around the country the characters are brought to life with a rich, vivid detail and sensitivity. A first time teacher faced with a formidable task of teaching a group of teenage bullies; the soft beneath the surface canteen owner; a roommate who self - destructs; pranks that go too far; bullies in class taking on a dreaded professor; a spunky fresher out to live life on her own terms; interns realizing that learning from a book is a far cry from applying knowledge in the real world; a street-smart final year student who gets the placement decisions she wants by using soft skills; close friends separated by the conflict of caste and campus politics, and unorthodox teachers with a knack for seeing potential in the most unlikely places all these plus a handful of stories about rare and unusual campus events and three invited essays on the influence of college life on urban culture round out this anthology from the publishers of the acclaimed Urban Shots and Another Chance.
On, Off by Colleen McCullough
At Connecticut's most prestigious medical research institute, something is very wrong. It's the 1960s and America is in ferment, but at the Hug, the daily business of research continues and the hierarchies of power remain undisturbed. Until the body of a young woman is found in one of the animal research laboratories.
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller regularly represents lowlifes, but he's no slickster trolling for loopholes in the ethics laws. He's haunted by how he mishandled the case of (probably innocent) Jesus Menendez, and, though twice divorced, he's on good terms with his ex-wives; one of them manages his office, and the other, an ambitious assistant DA, occasionally tumbles back into bed with him. When Mickey signs on to defend young real estate agent Louis Roulet against charges of assault, he can't help seeing dollar signs: Roulet's imperious mother will spend any amount to prove her beloved son's innocence. But probing the details of the case, Mickey and private investigator Raul Levin dig up a far darker picture of Roulet's personality and his past. Levin's murder and a new connection to the Menendez case make Mickey wonder if he's in over his head, and his defense of Roulet becomes a question of morality as well as a test of his own survival. After Connelly spends the book's first half involving the reader in Mickey's complex world, he thrusts his hero in the middle of two high-stakes duels, against the state and his own client, for heart-stopping twists and topflight storytelling.