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Pre-order: Breaking Apart by Drs. Wanda Venters and Mary Rae

Book 2 of the Finnerty and Liccione Mystery Series
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Breaking Apart

A Finnerty and Liccione Mystery

Wanda Venters, M.D. and Mary Rae, M.D.

Dr. Marnie Liccione and Dr. Louise Finnerty team up again, this time in Colorado, to investigate the violent death of Josh Baker, a young veteran and patient at the Front Range VA Behavioral Health clinic. But, what is suicide or murder?

The violent death of Josh Baker, a young veteran and patient at the Front Range VA Behavioral Health Clinic, thrusts Marnie Liccione MD and Louise Finnerty MD into a fast-paced murder mystery set within America’s largest health care system. Is Josh another victim of the suicide epidemic plaguing veterans, or something more sinister?

Questions from Josh’s widow, who feels that her world is breaking apart, convince Marnie and Louise that the full story of Josh’s death is not known. In their search for answers, they uncover a prescription drug diversion scheme masterminded by VA employees who are also involved in the illegal sale of Krokodil, a deadly and disfiguring opiate.

As they get closer to the truth, sinister forces will threaten their lives before they find the answers about Josh's death.

Category: Medical Thriller


Hardcover: $23.99

Paperback: $13.99

Ebook: $8.99

Author Bios:

A native of Oklahoma City, Dr. Wanda J. Venters attended Yale for her undergraduate studies. She returned to Oklahoma City for her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency in San Antonio with the U.S. Army. Retiring from her pediatric practice after three decades, she began her second career as a writer in 2019. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two labradoodles and a Siamese cat. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. She is an avid gardener, golfs with more enthusiasm than skill, and enjoys a craft beer.

Dr. Mary Rae grew up in New York and graduated from Colgate University before attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained in Emergency Medicine, which she practiced in Texas for twenty years before transitioning to Primary Care. During her ten years in Houston, she enjoyed exploring the Gulf Coast. Shortly after retiring from medicine in 2020, she and her husband moved to California. She plans to use her time to continue writing, improve her Spanish and French, and learn how to garden on the West Coast.

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