(WhoooDoo Mysteries/Treble Heart Books, 2010, 453 pages) ISBN: 1936127067
In this tale of Southwestern suspense, Dr. Michael Ganson makes a daring decision to save one life at the risk of sacrificing another. He is thrown into a medical malpractice nightmare with strings being pulled by powerful people who have an agenda to take him down.
While mounting his defense and fighting his own demons, Ganson finds work as a doctor on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, a land of fallen warriors and a still-proud heritage that has problems of its own with the outside world. The disappearance of an Anglo boy and his link to Bronco Dazen, a once-revered medicine man, has made national news. Did Dazen, a man marginalized by his own people. feel compelled to commit murder?
Seeming opposites — Dr. Ganson, a man of traditional medical science, and Bronco Dazen, a medicine man with a history of using snakes and lightning to treat his patients — both appear to have blood on their hands.
The journey to discover their guilt or innocence takes the reader deep into the heart and soul of the Apache people in this contemporary tale of passion, mystery and redemption in the American Southwest.
Michael Palmer, 16-time New York Times Best-Selling Author has written:
“Manifest West is exciting, intriguing and keenly written. A terrific read. Dr. Kenneth D. Jackson has penned a winner — an original, tense journey into medicine as it is . . . and was.”
Robert Dugoni, New York Times Best-Selling Author wrote:
“Manifest West is a gripping story of loss, sacrifice and redemption. The characters are deftly drawn and the scenarios frighteningly believable. A sensational debut.”