A Venture Capital Fund makes a risky investment to start a challenging new business that appears capable of reaching profitability with modest capital requirements. The real challenge: optimizing one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the World — Abortion.
Founding Partner, Roman Citrano, a successful entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, soon struggles with what he believes is his choice to establish the controversial new company. He soon realizes that he and others are but pawns on a massive, ugly chessboard being manipulated to benefit a far larger, illicit market in human organs for transplantation. Unknowingly, prime, hyper-enriched organs are spawned from the aborted fetuses and grown like hydroponic vegetables.
An unfolding world of deceit, rape, human trafficking and assassination becomes deeply personal as Roman’s sole love interest secretly uses one of his new abortion services to terminate her untimely pregnancy. When she disappears, his frantic search becomes a hellish nightmare that grows worse by the hour.
Based on true events, this bold novel involves some of the world’s oldest, most emotional and controversial issues. At the core of each matter is man’s predisposition to control and take ownership of the human spirit for the sake of profit and personal gain… such is the dark and brutal new world where life becomes the equity of evil.
EQUITY OF EVIL is available from Twilight Times Books.
“EQUITY of EVIL by Rudy A. Mazzocchi, a new Medical Thriller, is one of the most politically compelling, suspenseful and reality-cutting literary works of our time, with a writing style elevated beyond mainstream fiction.” – FSB Associates
Rudy’s “Equity of Evil” début novel is an amazing read. Working carefully through the challenging areas of Medical Ethics, the Ethics of Venture Capital, the Abortion Issues, the International Transplant Organ Blackmarket, Rudy has woven a powerful tale of intrigue and adventure.
Often first works ring less true than an authors later works, with “Equity of Evil” Rudy has stood at the plate, swung and hit to score. Characters have personalities and emotions, places have textures & “a feel” and the loose ends are taken care of.
This is a very hard novel to write about without offering up bits of the story that would be “plot spoilers.” It is too good of a read to spoil for a review. I can tell you that areas of the medical & social ethics the novel’s characters wrestle with are well worth thinking about, and are in those challenging areas where there are perhaps only clear cut values for those who never really have to face the issues first hand.
Be prepared to work through a first portion where the characters and backdrop are put together, where your values get roughed up a bit and if you are like me you perhaps briefly start to wonder where this is all going. The middle starts another more personal set of events that rattle your values while crafting the components of the intrigue. People will get hurt and just when you think you can’t be shocked much more over abortion & transplants, I found myself taking a few more body blows.The last section is a real “page turner” where dangers and mysterious international forces meet the action of several near resolutions. I’m thinking I read the last third in one massive shove, wanting to find out how things work out for each of the characters.
Rudy’s editor was kind enough to arrange that I could read a pre-release copy of “Equity of Evil.” I read it over a few nights at the end of the day, rather than when traveling or on vacation – which would have been awesome opportunities when to read “Equity of Evil!” My hope is that Rudy follows with many more offerings of adventure in this interesting genre. ” ~ S. Weinert / Goodreads Reviewer
Rudy is best known as a medical device and biotechnology entrepreneur, inventor, and angel investor, with a history of starting new technology ventures throughout the U.S. and Europe. He’s been privileged to have the opportunity to see the newest innovations in healthcare and work with some of the most brilliant researchers, scientists and physicians in the industry.
Authoring more than 50 patents, he has helped pioneer new companies involved in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and even embryonic stem-cell development. Through these efforts, he has become the recipient of many technology and business awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare and the Businessman of the Year Award.
Combining these experiences and opportunities, with thousands of hours of travel and long evenings in hotel rooms, he found the initiative to start writing a collection of medical thrillers based on true events, the first of which is entitled EQUITY of EVIL.