Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Interview with R. Arundel, THE FACE TRANSPLANT

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Maple Walnut

Which mythological creature are you most like?
No idea

First book you remember making an indelible impression on you.
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.
Willy Loman is a compelling character. A great American play.

How do you develop your plot and characters?
Usually I develop a story and then populate it with characters. I do a back story for all major characters and have an idea of what they would do in most situations.

Describe your writing space.
A quiet room with a very comfortable chair and a large window to look out.


The Face Transplant

An epic journey of suspense, murder, and sacrifice

Dr. Matthew MacAulay is a facial transplant surgeon at a prestigious New York hospital. When his friend and mentor, Tom Grabowski, dies under mysterious circumstances, Matthew uncovers his friend’s secret: a new technique that allows perfect facial transplants. No incisions, no scars. Tom was able to accomplish this monumental feat with the help of Alice, a supercomputer robot with almost human abilities. While trying to find the people responsible for murdering Tom, Matthew realizes he is the prime suspect. He must flee for his life with the help of Dr. Sarah Larsson, a colleague and reluctant helper, who has a secret of her own, and Alice, who helps them make sense of a baffling series of seemingly unrelated events. The clues carry Matthew and Sarah around the world. They stumble onto a sinister plot of monumental proportions that leads Matthew all the way to the White House.

The Face Transplant is a powerful medical suspense thriller of the first order. The novel was written by a surgeon who weaves politics, medicine, and espionage into a tightly paced, intelligent thriller.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

R. Arundel is a practicing surgeon. This experience brings realism to the story. The novel asks what would happen if a surgeon were to develop the perfect face transplant.  This would allow people to have a new face, in essence create a new identity. You can create the perfect double, the perfect Doppelganger.

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