About the Book
While serving as an Air Force surgeon at the height of the Iraq War, Major Brad Cummins fails to save an injured soldier yet must mend the Iraqi national maimed in the same IED blast. Brad survives the medical tribunal’s inquest over the GI’s unexplained death but endures rigid criticism from his peers. Still blaming himself for losing the soldier after successful surgery, Brad is haunted by the Iraqi’s words:Maybe you should rethink what you really are. When he returns from deployment, Brad resumes surgical practice with his twin brother in Mississippi—until he discovers his twin shot to death in a suspected robbery. When he finds their name tags mistakenly switched, Brad cannot forget a haunting, anonymous message—I will give you a little wiggle room— and is certain that he was the intended target. But when the police, and even his fiancée, discount his fears as paranoia, Brad is forced to uncover the truth—even if that means risking his life, and the lives of those closest to him. Expect the unexpected in this exhilarating and extraordinary page turner. A captivating contemporary thriller set against the backdrop of the Iraqi war and the Deep South, Wiggle Room will leave readers gasping for breath until the final page is turned.
About the Author
Darden North, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician/ gynecologist who grew up in the Mississippi Delta and now lives in Jackson where he practices medicine. He and his wife Sally have two children, as well as two dogs and a grand dog. A graduate of Ole Miss and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Medical Center, he is a certified DaVinci robotic surgeon and still delivers babies. His second novel Points of Origin was recognized in Southern Fiction by the 2007 Independent Publishers Book (IPPY) Awards. His third novel, Fresh Frozen is in film development by Frank Vitolo and Scott Alvaraz. The screenplay adaptation of Fresh Frozen is by Amy Taylor. North recently presented at the Southern Expressions Conference on the construction of mysteries and thrillers and participated as a panelist in “Murder in the Magic City” (Birmingham, AL), “Author! Author! Celebration of the Written Word” (Shreveport LA), “Murder on the Menu” (Wetumpka, AL), and “Thriller Author Panel – 2008 SIBA Trade Show” (Mobile, AL).
Prior to attending medical school, Darden worked in lawn maintenance, waited tables, ran a community pool concession stand, and taught swimming lessons. Several years ago, he hung up his golf clubs for a laptop. In his spare time, he gardens, walks for exercise, reads fiction, enjoys his friends, and travels with his family. Darden North is available for personal appearances and book signings and can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org where he welcomes reader comments. His website is www.dardennorth.com
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