A Savage Place Author:Frank G. Slaughter "The high cause of modern medicine becomes dramatically entangled with bitter social and personal conflicts in this novel set in a Hudson River town where the present has not yet succeeded in outrunning the past. — As a boy, Mike Constant had delivered groceries to Rynhook, the great patroon castle on the hill. Now after ten years, he was return... more »ing to New Salem as the staff surgeon at the new hospital, but the arrogant summons he received from Marcella Van Ryn, 'the Duchess of Rynhook,' brought him swiftly back into the past. Ten years should have been enough to sever all contact with the people he had known: the Duchess's brilliant but psychopathic son, Paul, Sandra West, whom he had loved without hope, her brother Jason, then a dazzlingly successful actor, now a fallen idol, come home to die. But the passing of time had only served to complicate his relations with these people, and they in turn would complicate the job he had to do at New Salem Memorial: to give the hospital the transfusion of Hippocratic ethics it needed in order to receive professional accreditation.
A doctor-turned-writer, Frank G. Slaughter once again calls upon his medical experience to provide authenticity for an intense and provocative modern novel filled with intrigue, romance, and excitement."« less