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Award Winning, Bestselling Psychological Medical Thrillers

Part of The Women of Valor Series

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Mardis Gras, Medicine, and Murder

It's Mardi Gras season in post-Katrina New Orleans. Thousands of tourists have flocked to the city, paralyzed traffic and jammed the French Quarter with drunken crowds and garbage. City officials expect record crowds and the biggest boost to the Crescent City economy since the big storm. Alexandra Lee Destephano, legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center, is anticipating her third Mardi Gras season and her date with dashing art historian Mitch Landry to the biggest Mardi Gras Ball in New Orleans. Things change. Alex is stat-paged to the hospital and learns from her boss and former husband, Dr. Robert Bonnet, that the wife of the Governor of Louisiana has been found unconscious and covered in blood in her hospital room. To make matters worse, patients have left the hospital against medical advice, and staff have refused to work. By the end of the day, the Ball is the last thing on Alex's mind 

Alexandra Destephano is hospital lawyer living in New Orleans who struggles, like all of us, to find her way. Life is tough. She’s been hurt in love, deserted in life and left bruised and vulnerable. Violence in her hospital, terror in the streets and threats against her life have panicked her. Will she make it? And, if so, at what cost?

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Life isn't easy in the Big Easy

It is hotter than hell in New Orleans and newly promoted Police Commander Jack Francoise is battling horrific crime in the Vieux Carre. At the Psychiatric Pavilion, nurses are doling out Thorazine Slurpees to the criminally insane and viciously psychotic patients in the South. Alexandra Destephano, legal counsel for the hospital is troubled by safety issues and is working hard to protect patients and staff. The violence escalates and brutal beatings and murder becomethe order of the day as life in the Big Easy becomes Uneasy. 

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Terror in New Orleans

With POTUS and members of Congress in the Big Easy for a political convention, an unidentified killer virus in the Crescent City emergency room has physicians baffled, hospital staff frightened, and the CDC on their way to assist. When the first death from the mysterious virus is a Secret Service agent guarding the President, a terrorist attack is feared. Matters get worse with the murder of a prominent politician in the French Quarter. Alex and Jack must learn to play well with the CDC, FBI, and Secret Service and enlist the help of the enemy to save the streets of New Orleans from disaster.

Viral Intent
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The day that wouldn't end 

The party of the year in the rural Virginia countryside turns into a day of horror as the enemies of Alex's grandfather, Congressman Adam Patrick Lee, bring the war to his Virginia estate killing, maiming and destroying every thing in their path.


For fans of Robin Cook, Tess Gerritsen, Patricia Cornwell, Michael Palmer & Barbara Ebel…


Alex returns to Wyndley Farm, her childhood home in Virginia, to await the birth of her baby. An urgent call from Crescent City Medical Center compels her to return to New Orleans to investigate cruel, questionable incidents and heinous patient deaths. Digger Stildove returns from Yemen where he has searched for Jacob Stark. Michaela McPherson travels from Richmond with police dog Angel to consult with Commander Francoise in his search for St. Germaine.  Events unfold as the evil continues and the hospital attempts to safeguard patients and staff. 


Long-Awaited Romantic Interlude Turns Deadly….


At long last Alex has returned to Wyndley Farm, her childhood home, with her infant child and the love of her life, undercover operative Jacob Stark. Her happiness is short-lived and abruptly ends as CIA agent Digger Stildove gathers intel that suggests trouble from the other side of the globe. Digger and Jacob leave Virginia for the Middle-East but danger escalates quickly as the Secret Service detects imminent terrorist activity near the farm.

RUN For Your Life
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Exciting, dramatic hospital stories set in the Big Easy featuring Virginia -born nurse-attorney Alexandra Destephano, New Orleans Police Commander Jack Francoise and surgeon Robert Bonnet, Alex's former husband. Books feature romantic suspense, malpractice, elements of the supernatural, political intrigue and the work of a grisly serial killer.

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A five book medical thriller box set written by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon best-selling, and Readers’ Favorite award winning author Judith Lucci. 

A Gripping New Orleans Medical Thriller Series!
A multi-dimensional medical thriller series featuring Virginia-born nurse/attorney Alexandra Lee Destephano, Commander Jack Francoise of the New Orleans Police Department, and Dr. Robert Bonnet, Alex’s former husband and a prominent New Orleans surgeon. Thrillers center on the characters as they encounter murder, malpractice, the supernatural and a serial killer in The Big Easy’s most famous hospital. Alex Destephano Medical Thriller series blends hospital drama, murder, romance, political intrigue, terrorism, and the grisly work of a serial killer.

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