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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Pages:456
  • eBook ISBN:9781483512099

The Black Swan Event

by Matthew J Messina

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Overview
After gaining fame on the reality show The Dental Apprentice, Dr. Michael Murphy together with his girlfriend, archeologist Carli Chamoun, are invited to attend a State Dinner at the White House. At the conclusion of the dinner, Murph and Carli are approached by a Secret Service Agent with the polite request that they join the President in the private quarters of the White House. Arriving on the second floor residence, they find the President in excruciating pain. After dinner, Frank Buchanan had retired to the Treaty Room to watch a baseball game, but an un-popped popcorn kernel had ruined his evening. It only took a few seconds for Murph to determine that the President had fractured a molar in half and that the only to relieve the pain was to take out the tooth. After taking the necessary x-rays, Murph numbs the President up, relieving the pain. As he extracts the broken tooth, Murph makes a startling discovery. The molar extracted from the President has a peculiar pink cast to the enamel. Murph knows that only one thing causes pink-tooth . . . a root canal done using the sterilizing agent resorcinol. The only problem is that resorcinol is banned in the US and is used exclusively by dentists in . . . Russia. Murph and Carli are left with the burning question; If you suspect that the most powerful man in the world is not who he says he is, whom do you tell? Faced with the dilemma, Murph and Carli decide that they must solve the mystery themselves. Their quest leads them on a race around the world, from DC to Rome to Israel, and back to Murph’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. As they reveal more of the plot, a shocking plan becomes clear, with a goal so diabolical that it sits outside the realm of conventional wisdom. With the peace and stability of the world hanging in the balance, Murph and Carli must unravel the mystery in time to prevent a catastrophe of Biblical proportions.
Description
After gaining fame on the reality show The Dental Apprentice, Dr. Michael Murphy settled down to practice as the clinical director of the Washington Center for Esthetic and Restorative Excellence, Murph expects peace and quiet in DC, but his plans are quickly altered. Together with his girlfriend, archeologist Carli Chamoun, they are invited to attend a State Dinner at the White House in honor of the new President, Franklin Buchanan, and his VP, Murph’s old friend, Brooks Borlon. At the conclusion of the dinner, Murph and Carli are approached by a Secret Service Agent with the polite request that they join the President in the private quarters of the White House. It’s an offer that they can’t refuse. Arriving on the second floor residence, they find the President in excruciating pain, swearing a blue streak. After dinner, Frank Buchanan had retired to the Treaty Room to watch a baseball game, but an un-popped popcorn kernel had ruined his evening. It only took a few seconds for Murph to determine that the President had fractured a molar in half and that the only to relieve the pain was to take out the tooth. Murph and Carli bring the President and his personal protection detail to the dental clinic. After taking the necessary x-rays, Murph numbs the President up, relieving the pain. As he extracts the broken tooth, Murph makes a startling discovery. The molar extracted from the President has a peculiar pink cast to the enamel. Murph knows that only one thing causes pink-tooth . . . a root canal done using the sterilizing agent resorcinol. The only problem is that resorcinol is banned in the US and is used exclusively by dentists in . . . Russia. Murph and Carli are left with the burning question; If you suspect that the most powerful man in the world is not who he says he is, whom do you tell? Faced with the dilemma, Murph and Carli decide that they must solve the mystery themselves. Their quest leads them on a race around the world, from DC to Rome to Israel, and back to Murph’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. As they reveal more of the plot, a shocking plan becomes clear, with a goal so diabolical that it sits outside the realm of conventional wisdom. With the peace and stability of the world hanging in the balance, Murph and Carli must unravel the mystery in time to prevent a catastrophe of Biblical proportions. In The Black Swan Event, Matthew Messina weaves a clever, fast-paced thriller. Treating readers to taut suspense, Messina skillfully blends historical events with entertaining fiction, creating a fresh new hero in Mike Murphy. And if you think dentists lead boring lives, then you’ve never met Murph. Smart and athletic, the former Jr. Olympic volleyball champion, Mike Murphy DDS, shatters all stereotypes by charging at the face of danger to solve the mystery and heroically protect his friends and the woman he loves. It’s all in a day’s work for the most interesting dentist in the world!
About the author
Dr. Matt Messina is a practicing dentist who shares an adventurous nature and Mid-western heritage with his fictional hero, Mike Murphy, DDS. Like Murph, the author graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry at the top of his dental class and is frequently seen sporting the Block O baseball cap of his beloved Buckeyes. Messina has been the Editor of the Ohio Dental Association since 2005, receiving numerous awards for his writing. He has been a national spokesperson for the American Dental Association since 1996, appearing on ABC TV’s Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, National Public Radio (NPR), CNN, and in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Washington Post, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and WebMD to name just a few. Messina’s professional research and publications have focused on ethical decision-making processes in patient care. He is a member of the Visiting Faculty of The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida. He lectures nationally on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and treatment, dental emergencies in sports, and the development of leadership abilities and communication skills in professionals. Messina lives in Cleveland Ohio with his wife Denise and three children. The Curse of Sekhem Ka was his debut in the action adventure genre. After the acclaim and rousing support for that novel, Dr. Mike Murphy returns in another action-packed thriller, The Black Swan Event.
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