Occam's Razor Book Reviews

I got a nose for a story and I smell one here.  It’s the winter of 1983 and Helene Eastland is on the lam with her gynecologist who uses his knowledge of anatomy to full advantage, bedding or brawling.  Helene is ducking a Federal subpoena.  She is also hiding from her daddy, the governor of South Carolina.  If the Feds nab her, Helene goes to jail.  If state cops do, it’s mental commitment and electroshock therapy.  And then there are the Columbians, who will happily cut her throat should she inform.  

Can it get much better?  It does.

I pity this first time novelist Roger Newman.  He’ll be a long time writing another book as good as Occam’s Razor, the lovers’ desperate flight across a startlingly accurate tapestry, real people, real politics, real institutions, real honky-tonks, real neon and sawdust and grit, real condo towels, real dashboard cassette rock and roll that all make Occam’s Razor read like a true crime confessional.  It’s a wild and gratifying ride, y’all, well worth your money and time.

Roger Pinckney

Author of Reefer Moon, Little Glory, and Blow the Man Down

Exciting and informative, Roger Newman’s Occam’s Razor artfully combines drug running, romance, and the finer points of obstetrics and gynecology into a heck of a story based on real life events.  Newman has devised an engrossing story about a South Carolina doctor torn between professional and personal obligations. Whether describing the human body or the South Carolina coast, Newman knows his subject inside and out.

Jason Ryan

Author of Jackpot: Hight Times, High Seas, and the Sting that Launched the War on Drugs

Exciting and informative, Roger Newman’s Occam’s Razor artfully combines drug running, romance, and the finer points of obstetrics and gynecology into a heck of a story based on real life events.  Newman has devised an engrossing story about a South Carolina doctor torn between professional and personal obligations. Whether describing the human body or the South Carolina coast, Newman knows his subject inside and out.”
“If the objective of good fiction is the suspension of disbelief, then Roger Newman has artfully inter-woven his first hand experience of medicine, heartfelt character development, and a page-turning plot, to accomplish exactly that!

Dr. Jeff Thurston

Author of Death of Compassion, and 1000 Questions About Your Pregnancy

Dr. Roger Newman has created a doctor-hero for the ages with Dr. Declan Murphy. His debut novel, Occam’s Razor, is a gripping thriller, a passionate love story and a hero’s journey that will keep the pages turning and have you cheering by the end. Newman combines his intimate knowledge of hospital life with the South Carolina Low Country swamps and beaches and the narrow streets of Charleston to create a setting that is as alive as his characters–told through the magnetic voice of a man who loves and doubts and ultimately triumphs–an against-the-grain hero and a guy next door. I hope to see much more of Drs. Murphy and Newman in the future!

Taylor Polites

Author of The Rebel Wife

Dr. Roger Newman is a native South Carolinian, a nationally recognized expert in the management of complicated pregnancies and a born story teller. Who else is better suited to write a thriller involving the misuse of governmental power as it threatens to destroy the lives of a patient and her physician working in an academic medical center in Charleston? The world described in this riveting page turner is absolutely real – and you will love having visited it.

Richard Berkowitz

Nationally & Internationally known Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Columbia University

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