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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Louis Kraft & Robert S. Goodman’s THE DISCOVERY Blog Tour June 5 – 30!

The Discovery

Inside the Book

Title: THE DISCOVERY
Author: Louis Kraft & Robert S. Goodman MD
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 311
Genre: Legal Thriller

In THE DISCOVERY by Robert S. Goodman and Louis Kraft, a young obstetrician/gynecologist delivers a premature baby after attending a dinner party. The child survives the delivery, but complications lead to a malpractice lawsuit two decades later.

In 1952, a pregnant seventeen-year-old gives birth in a Los Angeles hospital. Two nurses attend to the young woman while they wait for the doctor on call to arrive for the delivery. Dr. Harry Chapman arrives at the hospital clearheaded but with alcohol on his breath. The premature baby is born blue and placed in an incubator. The nurses turn the oxygen to the level recommended to pediatricians for preemies the year before to prevent blindness. When the baby’s color doesn’t change, Harry instructs the nurses to turn the oxygen up to maximum. They protest, but Harry insists that the nurses comply to save the baby from brain damage or death.

In 1972, Greg Weston, a twenty-year-old paralegal meets a young woman who works with a renowned pediatrician. When she questions the attractive young man about his blindness, Greg reveals that his adoptive parents told him he was born blind. After agreeing to see the doctor Gail works for, Greg becomes aware that his blindness may have occurred as a result of physician error. Greg requests his medical records from the hospital and the adoption agency, and he finds that the hospital records tell a different story about what took place after his birth. In both records, Dr. Harry Chapman is indicated as the doctor who delivered him. Greg shares his findings with a partner in his law firm, and they build a case against Dr. Chapman based on fraudulent changes in the hospital records, which allows the statute of limitations to be thrown out.

After Harry receives word that he is being sued, his attorney advises him that the malpractice insurance he carried in 1952 will not cover even a fraction of the multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The stress and uncertainty of the case, along with the accusation of fraud, breaks Harry, leading him down a road of depression and alcohol dependence. As Harry’s wife, Helen, watches her husband deteriorate, she makes an unthinkable choice to put an end to the plaintiff’s case.

In THE DISCOVERY, the authors connect the lives of two individuals across two decades, exposing vulnerabilities, bitterness, and frailties. As the case moves forward, a key witness’s testimony alters the lives of both men.

In writing THE DISCOVERY, Goodman and Kraft’s intentions were to offer readers multidimensional characters with real-world problems and to bring awareness to the severe affect malpractice lawsuits can have on physicians’ professional and personal lives.

The Discovery is available at Amazon.

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Meet the Authors

Louis Kraft

Author/historian Louis Kraft has focused his energy on producing work that highlights racism and the human experience of people who have put their lives on the line to prevent war. He has written articles for magazines, including Research Review and Wild West, as well as fiction (The Final Showdown) and nonfiction (Gatewood & Geronimo) books. Kraft returned to fiction writing when he collaborated with Robert S. Goodman on The Discovery.

Robert Goodman

Robert S. Goodman, MD has been in private practice since 1966, specializing in internal medicine. During his fifty-plus-year career, Goodman has been involved in hospital politics and served as chief of staff at Encino Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Goodman’s experience testifying as an expert witness in defense of hospitals and doctors contributed to his interest in writing The Discovery.

Visit their website at www.readthediscovery.com.

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Participating Blogs

Monday, June 5

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, June 6

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader Love Author

Wednesday, June 7

Book Featured at Authors & Readers Book Corner

Thursday, June 8

Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC. (Due to the blogger’s inability to post the review is posted at Amazon)

Friday, June 9

Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

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Monday, June 12

Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Tuesday, June 13

Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!

Wednesday, June 14

Book Featured at Nuttin’ But Books

Thursday, June 15

Guest Blogging at Mythical Books

Friday, June 16

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

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Monday, June 19

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, June 20

Book Featured at A Title Wave

Wednesday, June 21

Book Featured at The Dark Phantom

Thursday, June 22

Book Review at Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’

Friday, June 23

Character Interview at Pimp That Character

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Monday, June 26

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, June 27

Book Featured at The Literary Nook

Wednesday, June 28

Book Featured at CBY Book Club

Thursday, June 29

Book Featured at My Book Launch

Friday, June 30

Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt

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