The Trial of Poppy Moon
Issues: Reckless, calamitous medical practice, no time for a trial, Near Death Experience, an impossible race against time.
Locations: Initially London then Jersey (UK) and Richmond Virginia (USA)
A GRIPPING NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE THRILLER THAT KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT
Twice a year, Poppy Moon helps crew a yacht which travels the length of the Atlantic – to Britain in the Autumn, then back to the Caribbean in the spring. For the rest of the year, she lives comfortably in Barbados with her mother and ten-
It’s April and Poppy’s on the return trip to the Caribbean. As they near the Channel Isles, rough seas force them to head for Jersey. A mile or so out of St Helier, a huge wave pitches Poppy overboard into the treacherously cold water. She has a lifeline, but her fellow crew members are unable to pull her aboard. The coastguard can only do so much.
At the hospital, Poppy is pronounced dead from exposure. Documents she’s carrying permit the immediate removal of her organs for transplant. One kidney is destined for Bristol, the other for Paris. The one heading for Bristol gets damaged, but the Paris-
But when the human body is dangerously below normal temperature, its vital life-
Marcus Coaker, a leading London solicitor advocate, is tasked with proving the doctor’s negligence – and he has an unexpected witness to prove it. During the removal of her kidneys, Poppy had a Near Death Experience; she saw and heard everything that was done. Marcus promptly sets in motion the first legal action ever prosecuted on the basis of an NDE.
There’s no time to go to trial. A well-
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