Surgeon USA Author:Frank G. Slaughter "In his hands the doctor held a small reel of tape from a recording machine. It contained all the evidence necessary to smash the career of the wounded man lying a few doors away on the hospital ship. Nobody had ever guessed the truth about Hal Reardon, the Congressman from Florida. Hal Reardon hardly knew it himself. And yet, here it was, t... more »he truth-and a man's fate as well-right between the doctor's hands.
Should he use it? Should he destroy it? Was Congressman Reardon a force for good or evil?
These were difficult questions for a young surgeon to ask, quite unlike any he had ever faced before. And yet, the answers to them were to become as improtatnt to the career of Dr. Bruce Graham as any decision he would make in the operating room. This is the story of a war behind World War II, a very private war between two public people. The conflict, as old as time, opposes the man of principle to the man who has none.
War holds surprises for all men. Bruce Graham's greatest surprise, when he volunteered for active duty with the Army, than the bullets he would later encounter at the front lines. Entanglement with a handsome, unscrupulous politician, with a Congressional Committee, where his loyalty is impugned, and with two beautiful women, were only some of his troubles. Entanglement with his conscience was constant, until in a great victorious surge, his conscience goaded him into inevitable, unavoidable action."« less