Right of Thirst
Shattered by his wife's death, and by his own role in it, successful cardiologist Charles Anderson volunteers to assist with earthquake relief in an impoverished Islamic country in a constant state of conflict with its neighbor. But when the refugees he's come to help do not appear and artillery begins to fall in the distance along the border, the story takes an unexpected...more
The Doctor struggles to live after his wife passes away. "But in the days and weeks that followed Rachel's death,...more
Dr. Charles Anderson, a man who's lost his wife to cancer, takes off on a journey to forget his pain, but finds himself at peril when the rescue mission is far less than what he thought it would be.
I finished this book in a day (but I spent all of yesterday reading). I thought it was excellent. I loved the autho...more
There were a couple of characters like Rai and the lecturer who had kind of annoying personalities, and I'm not sure why. Maybe I would have found out about Rai if I had read the whole thing, but that didn't happen. I didn't have anything against the protagonist and Elise, but I was still never really com...more
The protagonist is not very interesting, there's little growth in his character. The book begs for a sequel - at the end, he and his co-worker get bit by sand flies,...more
This is an extraordinary book. It is powerful and insightful. I highly recommend it.
Emergency medicine physician, educator, and author. University of New Mexico Hospitals, Albuquerque, resident, 1993- 96; physician, 1996--; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, assistant professor of emergency m...more