Edwin Dasso has just released the prequel to his thriller "Past Aghast" and we're very happy today to spotlight the work that is sure to please.
IN THE LINE OF IRE
Title: In the Line of Ire
Author: Edwin Dasso, M.D.
Publication: February 3, 2014
The Prequel to Past Aghast...
Captain Jack Bass becomes the target of hatred and malicious jealousy from his commanding officer. Blaming Jack for his own failings, he sets his sights on Jack as a scapegoat. Fighting for his life, and new found love with Lori Darden, the pair learn how dangerous it can be to raise the ire of a psychopathic boss.
When the chain of command breaks down, Jack Bass fights back and attempts to prevent his world from turning to ash right before his very eyes.
Jack Bass is…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ed Dasso's works of fiction leverage many of his "stranger than fiction" experiences from years of practice at major medical centers and community hospitals. Fiction writing is reviving a lost love from earlier periods in his life. In addition to a number of years as a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care specialist, he has published articles in national healthcare journals, written many "Ask the Doctor" columns and has spoken frequently at national healthcare forums. He has also been instrumental in designing and deploying population health programs to help people deal with depression.
Jack and Lori surveyed the dank interior of the small, stone shed, each making determinations about how to get it set up quickly as a forward aid station.
The corpsman squatted in the doorway and whispered, "Like I said, stay here and stay down."
Lori and Jack stopped their survey of the hut to look at the corpsman, nodding in unison as Lori gave the corpsman a "thumbs up" signal.
Jack helped Lori unpack their medical suppies. They were discussing what triage procedures they'd use when they heard the unmistakable sound of automatic weapons firing from the direction of the nearby compound. They fell silent, listening to the staccato of gunfire escalating as a firefight ensued; rounds tore throught the nearby vegetation, slapped into tree turnks, and occasionally smacked against the stone hut they were in, causing them to duck and cringe. Within a few short minutes, they heard the inevitable calls. "Medic!"
A moment later, the corpsman appeared in the doorway with a soldier draped over his shoulder ina fireman's carry. Jack and Lori helped lower the wounded man and lay him quietly on the blanket they had just spread out on the ground.
The corpsman took a few deep brreaths and huffed out hurridly, "Thigh wound...didn't appear to hit any major vessels, not sure about bone. Gotta go."
He quickly disappeared through the doorway.
Jack and Lori quickly took the field dressing off the wound to begin assessing and treating the bloody injury. They were soon interrupted by the corpsman bringing in another wounded soldier.
The corpsman was out of breath and spoke between gulping in lungfuls of air. "Shrapnel wounds...all over...his left side. Nasty...thigh wound. Didn't have...time to fully assess."
He turned to leave again, but Jack grabbed his arm.
"Have you called for medevac yet? We need to get these guys to the base camp ASAP."
The corpsman pulled his arm free and glared at Jack.
"Yeah, Doc, I have. That's SOP up here. I gotta go." He started to leave but abruptly turned back to Jack. "The shit's really hitting the fan up there. Get ready for more."