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Catholic Fiction Thriller 'Fatal Rhythm' Among Suspense Magazine's 'Best of 2014'
Contact: Ronald B. O'Gorman, Author, 251-591-7504, ogormanRon@gmail.com; www.rbogorman.com

MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Suspense Magazine selected R. B. O'Gorman's "Fatal Rhythm" for the "Best of 2014" list printed in its December issue.

"Fatal Rhythm" is a medical thriller with themes of redemption and Marian intercession. Since its Sept. 8 release, the book has been on Amazon.com's best-sellers lists for medical thriller and Christian suspense. The Catholic Writers Guild awarded the book its "Seal of Approval."

In the pre-dawn hours of the graveyard shift, the ICU at the Houston Heart Institute is quiet, and quietly patients are dying. Surgery resident Joe Morales dreams of becoming a rich heart doctor. To salvage the career he thought he wanted, Joe must determine the cause of the suspicious deaths. In the process, he's forced to re-examine the ethnic and religious heritage that he had rejected.

R. B. O'Gorman practices cardiovascular surgery and his book also reflects on changes in health care. He points out three truths that are frequently overlooked. 1. We cannot provide better care for more people for less money. 2. The way we pay for health care affects the health care that is delivered. 3. The measurement of quality impacts clinical decisions as doctors use selection criteria to produce expected results.

R. B. O'Gorman grew up in Texas where he developed a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Rice University and studied under Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. The Journal of the American Medical Association said in 2005, "Many consider Michael E. DeBakey to be the greatest surgeon ever." Currently, O'Gorman lives in Mobile, Ala., where he writes, teaches and practices medicine. He and his wife stay busy with their six children and three grandchildren.