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Wayne D. Liebhard—The Vortex Effect

About the Book:

ER doctor Derek Mann is in desperate need of a vacation. He needs the time to reflect on the many questions that continue to plague him--questions about life, medicine, and a recurring dream from his past as a musician. Instead, his leisurely north woods trip to join friends starts out with a suspicious tire blow-out and quickly escalates into a series of events that spin his life out of control. While wandering in the woods at camp, Derek experiences an altered state, entering a vortex that expands his understanding, but also makes him aware that someone seeks his demise.After leaving camp, he realizes that the incident seems to have remarkably enhanced his skills. Eager to see if the vortex can help him find the beautiful stranger haunting his dreams, and to answer the questions that trouble him, Derek knows he must go back. Will Derek find the answers he seeks, or will someone else find him first?

About the Author:

Dr. Wayne Liebhard, a Minnesota native and family physician for twenty years, now practices in an emergency medicine clinic. He has won numerous national awards as an author and songwriter, gaining special acclaim for his book Elephants in the Exam Room--The Big Picture Solution to Today's Health Care "Crisis," and music from the album Here--In Flyover Country. Besides his doctorate, he holds undergraduate degrees in the natural and social sciences from Saint John's University (MN), and his articles have appeared in numerous publications ranging from Minnesota Physician to Mustang Monthly. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Joy, dog, Oscar, and his Ford Mustangs. His classic rock band is still cranking out the tunes and releasing music videos.

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