Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
191 Pages
Reviewed on 08/09/2017
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Author Biography

Bernard Leo Remakus, M.D. is a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He received his B.S. degree from King's College, M.Ed. degree from East Stroudsburg State College, and M.D. degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital, which led to his certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Remakus has practiced internal medicine in a rural, physician-shortage area of Northeastern Pennsylvania for 42 years. During that time, he has published five novels - The Paraclete, Keystone, Cassidy's Solution, Mia, and The Lame Duck; three works of non-fiction - The Malpractice Epidemic: A Layman's Guide To Medical Malpractice, Medicine From The Heart, and Medicine Between The Lines; one screenplay, Mia; and one book of poetry - Superstar. His medical thriller, The Lame Duck won a bronze medal in the 2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.

Dr. Remakus has also published more than 200 articles in medical journals. From 1991 to 2002, he was the featured columnist and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the medical publication, Internal Medicine World Report. His column in that publication had the distinction of being one of the most widely read and longest running physician-written columns in America.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite

Captain Zack Adams is an undisputed hero to the American people, but just what happened to him after his failed mission going after an elusive terrorist, code named Chameleon? No one seems to know for sure, other than that he’s vanished off the face of the Earth, but as he disappears, someone else arrives. Sister Rose seems to have something up her sleeve that no one understands and when she manages what many have died trying to do, it seems like the end for her, and maybe it is. But for Mia, it’s only the beginning as she works to help Captain Adams’ family with the struggles they’ve suffered ever since his disappearance and since a certain young gym teacher came into their lives to turn everything upside down in Mia by Bernard Remakus.

This story is not just about Captain Adams, Mia, Molly and Peter, but also about patriotism, love and overcoming obstacles. It’s all about creating your own future and accomplishing things that you think you can’t. The characters each have problems and flaws and, yet, they still manage to accomplish something amazing for the world (and, of course, for their own families). This book really makes you think about what you’re doing to help others. It’s really interesting and fun to read and I definitely liked it. I’d actually be interested in reading a whole lot more about the characters. It’s a book I’ll tell others about and, as a short book, it’s one you can read all in one sitting.