Dr. Thomas Haydn, a well-respected physician in the Boston area, enjoys a busy, fulfilling practice as a hospice provider. While caring for an actively dying patient with cancer, he reluctantly agrees to perform a most unusual task for the patient’s spouse, which carries profound ethical and legal implications. Shocking complications ensue with potentially frightful consequences for all involved. As the story races toward its startling conclusion, the legacy of Dr. Haydn, his patient, and others hang in the balance.
The Imperfect Offering is a medical thriller novel highlighting the exciting life and times of a hospice physician who becomes deeply immersed in a high-stakes ethical dilemma. This riveting story deeply examines the challenges we face as we find our way in the world, driven by our passions and our desperate craving for love, a meaningful legacy, and perhaps above all, personal redemption in a difficult world.
About the Author
Dr. Gary McCarragher was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He received his medical training at McGill University and enjoyed a successful career as a gastroenterologist in the Tampa Bay area before becoming a hospice physician in 2009. As part of his passionate advocacy for hospice care, Gary has published multiple newspaper articles on hospice care. Gary also enjoys the arts and music and has performed in community theater, where he received an award for Best Actor. He currently lives in the Tampa Bay area. The Imperfect Offering is his second novel.