Two Drifters, the sequel to Roger Newman’s debut novel, Occam’s Razor, has been released by Moonshine Cove Publishing and is now available on Kindle, Amazon by Monday or Tuesday and  Barnes and Noble by the end of next week.

Charleston Ob-Gyn, Declan Murphy is spiraling down a dark path of apathy and anger following the tragic death of his wife Helene. Declan’s clinical performance has been questioned and a rootless and ruthless couple have accused him of malpractice in the death of their newborn.

Certain that he followed every procedure to the letter, desperate to prove his innocence and recover his fading reputation, Dr. Murphy works with his attorney, Rosemary Winslow. Disheartened by the snail’s pace to her investigation, and against her counsel, Declan strikes out on his own to discover the truth behind these two drifters. This quest leads to unexpected discoveries and unimaginable evil.

Early reviews indicate that Two Drifters is a worthy sequel to the Amazon 5-Star rated Occam’s Razor.

“…gripping medical thriller…a page turner throughout, crafted by a natural storyteller.”  Steve Brigman, author of The Orphan Train and Into Those Woods (forthcoming)

“…Roger Newman serves up a super-rich gumbo of voodoo, intrigue and incest from Charleston to Lake Charles. I couldn’t put it down.”  Roger Pinckney, author of Reefer Moon, Blow the Man Down, The Mullet Manifesto and others

“…Get plenty of rest before you start reading Two Drifters. You won’t be able to sleep until you finish this riveting novel.”  Bill Noel, author of Boneyard Beach, First Light and 8 other books in the Folly Beach Mystery series.

“…With much of this book set in the delicious and alluring city of Charleston, Two Drifters is a most worthy read.”  John A. Vance, author of Echos of November, Death by Mournful Numbers, Convergences, and Awake the Southern Wind (forthcoming)

“The revelation of multiple plots against him, his feelings of abandonment and isolation, his budding romance and a string of other heroes who join him on his march to the OK Corral keeps the reader tuned and anxious.”  Jim Miller, author of Kentucky Weed, Vienna and Stealing Ho Chi Minh’s Gold.

I hope that you are excited to follow Declan Murphy’s continuing story. Declan finds himself in trouble once again, both with hospital administration, and now accused of negligence. He’ll have to use all his wits to escape the medico-legal mess that he’s now in. Dr. Declan Murphy continues to reign as literature’s only Ob-Gyn action hero.

As stated above, Two Drifters will join Occam’s Razor available on line through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for only $13.99. By Monday it will also be available on Kindle for a lower price- but, unfortunately, nothing for me to sign. If you do me the honor of purchasing and reading Two Drifters, and you like it, please consider putting a favorable review on Amazon which is the 500-lb gorilla in the room.

In addition, if you enjoy Two Drifters, word of mouth is the best publicity a book can have. Tell your family, friends and co-workers about the novel and ask you library and bookseller why aren’t they stocking copies of the Declan Murphy medical thrillers. You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference your advocacy can have.

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Thanks very much and never doubt that the joy of writing is in the joy of the readers.

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