Dr. Thomas Haydn, a well-respected physician in the Boston area, enjoys a busy, fulfilling practice as a hospice provider. While caring for an actively dying patient with cancer, he reluctantly agrees to perform a most unusual task for the patient’s spouse, which carries profound ethical and legal implications. Shocking complications ensue with potentially frightful consequences for all involved. As the story races toward its startling conclusion, the legacy of Dr. Haydn, his patient, and others hang in the balance.
The Imperfect Offering is a medical thriller novel highlighting the exciting life and times of a hospice physician who becomes deeply immersed in a high-stakes ethical dilemma. This riveting story deeply examines the challenges we face as we find our way in the world, driven by our passions and our desperate craving for love, a meaningful legacy, and perhaps above all, personal redemption in a difficult world.
2020 Independent Press Award – Winner — Medical thriller
2019 Reader’s Favourite Book Award – Honourable Mention – Drama
2019 New York City Big Book Award – Winner – Medical thriller
2019 Indie Book Awards – Finalist – Second Novel
2019 American Fiction Awards – Finalist – Literary fiction
Dr. Gary McCarragher was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He received his medical training at McGill University and enjoyed a successful career as a gastroenterologist in the Tampa Bay area before becoming a hospice physician in 2009. As part of his passionate advocacy for hospice, Gary has published multiple newspaper articles on hospice care. Gary also enjoys the arts and music and has performed in community theater, where he received an award for Best Actor. Revelation is his third novel.
“Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don’t say that you’ve wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.”
Dr. Richard Chase is a renowned physician at the peak of his career. He is betrayed by a jealous colleague and becomes obsessed with seeking revenge. Dr. Chase’s actions threaten to destroy all that he holds dear.
Dr. Thomas Haydn, a well-respected physician in the Boston area, enjoys a busy, fulfilling practice as a hospice provider. While caring for an actively dying patient with cancer, he agrees to reluctantly perform a most unusual task.
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