WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE TO HOST PATRICIA GUSSIN
Maitland, FL On November 17th, Writer’s Block Bookstore will host author Patricia Gussin at 124 E Welbourne Avenue in Winter Park.
Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author delivers psychological thrillers that read like Lisa Gardner, but with a medical theme. In Come Home, a family's life implodes when one parent suddenly leaves for Egypt with their five-year-old son, taking the reader on a rescue mission from Philadelphia to Egypt, Uruguay, Liberia, and back to Egypt where an unspeakable tragedy unfolds.
Torn between two cultures—allegiance to two families—a child in the middle
Nicole Nelson and Ahmed Masud are a dynamic, highly successful Philadelphia couple. They are partners in a thriving plastic surgery practice, are very much in love, and they adore their young son, Alex. But cracks are beginning to appear in their fairy-tale life: lingering post-9/11 prejudice against Arab men, accumulating malpractice lawsuits for Ahmed, and most recently, pressure from Ahmed’s wealthy family in Cairo for him to return to Egypt—permanently—with his son.
The Masud family pressure becomes a demand as the Hosni Mubarak regime is seriously threatened by protestors in Egypt. Ahmed’s family owes their control of the Egyptian cotton empire directly to Mubarak cronyism. If Mubarak goes down, the Masuds will surely lose their wealth, maybe even their lives. They need Ahmed back in Egypt to implement their plan to move their fortune and family out of Egypt and into South America.
Ahmed must make a decision—stay with Nicole in America or obey his father. And what about their son?
Tragic consequences, which Ahmed could have never foreseen, propel both the Masud family and the Nelson family on a path toward unspeakable tragedy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patricia Gussin, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Patricia Gussin has practiced medicine and has worked in medical research as worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare products company. She is a graduate of Aquinas College, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Columbia University Business School, and has an honorary degree from Duquesne University.
Gussin's first novel, Shadow of Death, was a finalist for Best First Novel by International Thriller Writers. Twisted Justice, The Test, And Then There Was One, Weapon of Choice and After the Fall, winner of the Florida State Book Award, followed. Come Home is Gussin's seventh novel.
She lives in Longboat Key, Florida, and in Amagansett, New York with her husband, Dr. Robert Gussin, and together they co-authored What's Next...For You?
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