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Reader's Digest Condensed Books-Vol 5, 1985-Voices On The Wind, Trauma, The Donkey's Gift, & The Double Man
Reader's Digest Condensed Books-Vol 5 1985-Voices On The Wind Trauma The Donkey's Gift The Double Man Author:Reader's Digest Editors & Evelyn Anthony, John J Freid and John G. West, M.D., Thomas M. Coffey, and William S. Cohen and Gary Hart VOICES ON THE WIND By Evelyn Anthony - The guns have been silent for forty years, yet the dead are not at rest. Katharine Alfurd can still hear their voices on the wind... — It began in 1944, Kate, young and idealistic, had joined a resistance network in the Nazi-occupied south of France. It was a time of exhilarating heroism-and numbing fear. ... more » In the end, Kate had seen her conrades-in-arms, her friends, and the charismatic man she loved fall into Gestapo hands. All had been betrayed. Four decades later only two people remain alive who know the truth behind the treachery. Katharine herself and Christian Eilenburg, a former SS Colonel on trial for war crimes. Now the two will meet again. For Katharine, it is a ringing call to action-and her last chance to silence those voices from the past.
TRAUMA By John J. Fried and John G. West, M.D. - "We're running out of time!" shouts Dr. Allan Kirk. "I need a surgeon in her!" Before him on the emergency-roo table lies a critically injured accident victim. Too many minutes have already vanished from the "golden hour" - that crucial period when a trauman patient's vital signs must be stabilized.
Rushing to the telephone, Kirk is stunned to hear the on-call surgeon say, "That patient is as good as dead, Doctor. Learn when to give up." Shaking with anger, Kirk fights on alone, and the bitter death that follows will change his life.
The young doctor soon launches a crusade to prevent more needless deaths. But when a probe into his city's emergency health care exposes some shocking truths, he becomes enmeshed in a scandal tha tcould shatter his career...and his dream for the lifesaving trauma center that is so desperately needed.
THE DONKEY'S GIFT By Thomas M. Coffey - Joseph, the gentle carpenter from Nazareth, selects a special donkey to carry his beloved wife, Mary, on the long trip to Bethlehem---But the donkey has other ideas...
THE DOUBLE MAN By William S. Cohen and Gary Hart - It begins with a stunning act of violence: the family of the U.S. Secretary of State are brutally murdered as their limousine moves through Washington streets. An isloated attack? Or part of a systematic campaign of terror? Thomas Chandler, a Senator from Connecticut and possible predidential candidate, is determined to find out. Led on by a mysterious informant known only as Memory, Chandler discovers sinister links between government agents and a shadowy underworld. Ignoring great dangers, he presses on until he uncovers the ultimate secret: a spy, code name Eagle, is hidden in the highest echelons of American power. And to flush him out, Chandler must take the most desperate gamble of his life...« less