The Committee Will Kill You Now
by JL Lycette
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Pub Date 09 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2023
The gripping new book from the author of The Algorithm Will See You Now. Based on the true-life rationing of kidney dialysis in 1960s America, a medical intern in 1992 Seattle tries to leave his painful past behind, only to uncover a shocking truth of thirty years prior and the lasting, generational harm of hidden secrets…
After a co-intern dies by suicide, a grieving Noah Meier commits an accidental error. In a desperate move to save his patient's life, he covertly seeks help from audacious surgical resident Marah Maddox, igniting a bond between them.
When the hospital is suspiciously quick to sweep everything under the rug, Noah turns to his late father's journal for guidance and makes a chilling discovery, all while trying to stay out of the crosshairs of abusive Dr. Rankel, keen to make an example of Noah. Worse, Rankel clearly has it out for Marah as the only woman in her program.
As the hospital's patriarchal power structures, and the truth about his father's past, threaten Noah and Marah's burgeoning relationship, Noah will have to choose: shoulder his father's devastating legacy or create his own daring future.
The latest sensational page-turner from physician-author JL Lycette, The Committee Will Kill You Now is a riveting historical suspense about the inner workings of the medical world and the personal struggles of those within it.
A thrilling near-historical drama that exposes the dark side of the medical establishment and a must-read for anyone interested in medicine, ethics, and the human struggle for justice.
A Note From the Publisher
"JL Lycette has done it again--and then some! ... Her second novel is essential, timely, important, and an absolute page turner. JL Lycette is THE physician author we need in 21st century healthcare." -Avital O'Glasser MD, Author and Editor of An Evolution of Empowerment: Voices of Women In Medicine and Their Allies, and Editor, Women In Medicine Blog
"With characters that resonate with authenticity and situations that pulse with tension, THE COMMITTEE WILL KILL YOU NOW is not just a story about medicine, but a reflection on the very essence of humanity, ethics, and the fragile balance of life. A must-read for those who seek a window into the world of medicine, painted with hues of hope, despair, and redemption." -Rajeev Kurapati MD, MBA, award winning author of Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine
"In a page turning prequel to The Algorithm Will See You Now, the author uncovers the dark side of medical training and the troubling results that occur when the physicians assume they know what is best for their patients." -Joan Naidorf DO, author Changing How we Think About Difficult Patients: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals (American Association for Physician Leadership)
"JL Lycette has done it again. The Committee Will Kill You Now is a gripping, disturbing, and challenging look into the life and death problems facing residents and physicians. Even though it takes place in the 1990s, these haunting problems continue even now to face medical students, residents, attending physicians, and administrators alike." -Stephen J. Rockower, MD, FAAOS, Past President of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and Host of MedCast
"JL Lycette's latest book, The Committee Will Kill You Now, weaves fiction and non-fiction into a fast-paced narrative about the inter-generational consequences of moral and ethical dilemmas faced in medicine... a testament to the current-day discussions around access to care, physician burnout, and what we, as a society, want from our medical experience" -Charity Hix, MD, Physician Burnout and Career Wellness Coach for Introverts in Healthcare
"As a physician and a fellow crime writer, this story was so close to my heart and I went through every emotion...A tense riveting read that kept me glued to my chair and which stayed with me way after the last page. A superlative suspense from one of the best writers I have read in a while!" -Suja Sukumar, author of When Mimi Went Missing
Average rating from 7 members
WOW where to start? the fact that the author was writing from personal experience in the medical industry really shone through in the best way possible; believed every aspect of the characters and their world & also cared about them so deeply by the end. the way the god committee storyline was woven in was seamless, and i adored the choice to include transcripts to communicate what actually went on in the meetings. minus one star purely because i wasn’t overjoyed with the ending but i love a completely miserable ending so very much personal preference. will definitely be reading more from this author.