"On a Scalpel`s Edge" is set in a medical hospital in Australia and follows the fotunes of the various personnel employed there and those with whom they come in contact such as patients.It also covers a court case dealing with medical malpractice.
The main character is Professor John Taylor, head of Hazeldene Medical Centre who is joined at the centre by an attractive gynaecologist, Kerry-Ann Armstrong. Their burgeoning romance is beset by substantial obstacles
Many characters play a significant part such as Jeremy Wheeler, the computer expert and Lee Lao-tze, who is a practitioner of alternative medicine.
A pivotal role belongs to John`s good friend Mario Trogolo who is given the task of defending John in a medical malpractice suit. Minor characters include other doctors and patients and all their shenanigans.