An innovative doctor discovers a vital cure.
A desperate patient needs it.
A crushing state health system won't allow it.
Tightly plotted, elegantly written, vibrantly romantic, and ardently pro-liberty, this timely novel makes the ideal read for all lovers of fiction and freedom.
David Lang spent years training to be a neurosurgeon, yet bureaucrats who never went to medical school dictate whom he can treat, what tests he can perform, when he can operate, what he can charge—and it drives him crazy. He repeatedly breaks the rules and follows his own will. This irks the regulators of New York's health system, CareFree, who reprimand and fine him—and threaten more serious consequences if he doesn't reform.
What happens when the state intrudes on our most precious gifts—our minds, our imagination, our creativity, and our free choice?
David has developed a breakthrough treatment to repair damaged nerves, which promises a long-awaited cure for paralyzing brain and spinal cord injuries. He believes his treatment is safe, but it requires CareFree's approval. Wracked with budget overruns and politically motivated priorities, the powerful agency rejects the new technique.
As he wades through the red tape, David's frustrations mount. Then one case pushes him over the edge.
Who should decide what treatment a patient receives?
Lovely, strong-willed Nicole Hudson rose to Broadway stardom from a wretched childhood only to have her life shattered by a tragic accident. David's new treatment is her only hope. She desperately wants it, but an agency intervenes to decide for her.
A rebel doctor, a beautiful dancer, a growing love, and a crucial battle for personal freedom converge in one explosive case.
Noble Vision is an exciting novel that dramatizes the healthcare crisis with nail-biting suspense and surprising plot twists. You'll experience the thrill of a medical breakthrough, the anguish of a tragic accident, the agony of life-changing decisions made by impersonal officials, and the perils of putting everything on the line to fight for one's work, one's ideals—and ultimately for one's life.
The winner of two national literary awards, Noble Vision is a tightly plotted and sensitively written story, with mounting conflicts and startling twists—pure entertainment. It is also a duel of the conflicting ideologies piercing the heart of medicine today.
Noble Vision anticipated today's healthcare crisis with uncanny accuracy
Believe it or not, this prescient novel was published before today's healthcare crisis, yet reviewers are hailing it as a shocking exposé of our current dilemma. Here are what Amazon readers say: "You can't put it down because it is so close to the truth." "Noble Vision may be fiction ... but it is a picture of medicine to come." "Excellent and gripping story. I see signs of it in our society today."
Glowing reviews for Noble Vision keep piling in
"The defects of government-controlled medicine are dramatized effectively in this page-turning story of the love of a brilliant physician for a beautiful ballerina who becomes his patient." - MILTON FRIEDMAN, Nobel laureate
"Salutary tale of what can happen to medical breakthroughs if Big Government claws even deeper into our healthcare system!" - STEVE FORBES, CEO, Forbes
". . . an intriguing novel about how unintended consequences of good intentions can have a devastating impact on the healing professions. . . ." - WALTER E. WILLIAMS, syndicated columnist
"A gripping story superimposed on today's threats to quality medical care. . . . Admittedly a novel, it is filled with truths of today." - EDWARD ANNIS, MD, Past President, American Medical Association
". . . [Noble Vision] captivated me from beginning to end. Its grim vision of the near future—or is it the present?—of medicine is all too accurate. Can a few men and women of principle turn it around? One must have hope." - JANE ORIENT, MD, Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
". . . A well-researched . . . sensitively written . . . inherently captivating novel of suspense, Noble Vision is very highly recommended reading." - MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
"The novel deals with some of the most serious issues of the day, lending the story an immediacy and vibrancy. The author's prose is polished and professional." - WRITER'S DIGEST
"A beautifully crafted and completely engaging novel. I read it in one sitting. It made me want to stand up and cheer!" - JAMES VAWTER, MD
"Noble Vision takes on a controversial issue—health care and what is wrong with it. It's an inspiring, eye-opening book that the general public will enjoy and a must-read for healthcare professionals." - HUNTSVILLE TIMES, Alabama
"The mounting conflicts of this lovingly sculpted first novel will keep you turning pages late into the night." - LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS
"A remarkable first novel . . . " - GALEN INSTITUTE, Health Policy Matters
"The novel both communicates and concretizes important philosophical insights and also deals with a very important practical problem, i.e., the future of medical care in the United States. . . ." - JOHN ALLISON, former Chairman of the Board, BB&T
"Noble Vision is a suspenseful tale of one surgeon's heroic struggle to save his work and the woman he loves. It inspires us to search inside ourselves for what we know to be true—and to seek the courage to live by it. . . . Truly a story for every patient and every physician!" - BETH HAYNES, MD
"A fiction reader's delight! Noble Vision has villains you will despise and heroes you'd love to meet. Add intrigue, betrayal, romance—you'll be captured till the end and long for Gen LaGreca's next novel!" - KAREN TIERNEY, MD
"It was a wonderful surprise and a great joy to discover Noble Vision. It is an absolute page-turner of a novel . . . " - JOHN BLUNDELL, author of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady
"Noble Vision is a fine read. I got so drawn into the characters and plot. It reminded me of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead." - JUDITH KLEINFELD, author of Go for It!
"Noble Vision is a wonderful literary achievement. An extraordinary hero, a tender love story, a fascinating medical discovery, and an intense family conflict are dramatically interwoven in a plot that surprises and delights." - EDITH PACKER, author of Lectures on Psychology
". . . a novel about liberty . . . If you like Ayn Rand's novels, you'll like this one." - EZRA LEVANT, publisher
Noble Vision earns book-industry honors
ForeWord, the leading journal for independent presses, picked Noble Vision as a finalist in its coveted Book of the Year Awards. Writer's Digest magazine, considered the bible for emerging writers, awarded Noble Vision honorable mention in mainstream fiction in its 13th Annual International Book Awards, one of only six picks celebrating independent presses. Noble Vision also won a Midwest Book Award and took second place in the Illinois Women's Press Association Fiction Contest.
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