A local Temecula Valley author is planning to release his eighth book in the coming months.
Dr. William Lynes, 66, has lived in Temecula since 1989, and has been writing since shortly after that.
Lynes is a former physician — he retired in 2003 — and most of his books have been medical genre fiction. His latest work, “A Surgeon’s Knot,” is no different.
The story’s protagonist is a young physician named Jackson Cooper, and the book focuses on a one-year surgery internship in the early 1980s where he is confronted with a tragic outcome for one of his patients.
“It’s a story of the dignities of medicine, the overwhelming duty to man, but it’s also about failure and redemption,” Lynes said via telephone Jan. 9.
The title of the book, Lynes said, references the type of knot used by surgeons to hold sutures together, but it also is “a metaphor of the tangled world (the protagonist) lives in.”
Lynes’ book is due out April 23, and can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online and brick-and-mortar book sellers.
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